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Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:56 pm

So I posted a thread in Pens Affiliates but it only got 70 views since like last month, so I'm reposting here.

In light of the NHL lockout, does anyone want to plan an LGP trip to see a Wilkes-Barre/Wheeling game?

Obviously for those of use closer to Pittsburgh, Wheeling is probably more enticing, but I think a trip to Wlkes-Barre would be decent as well over a weekend. It's up to you guys, we could probably get a bus charter together, and tickets in order and do a group-buy. Here's my vision to make it more than just a hockey game...

Wilkes-Barre Trip

October 20th Home Opener vs. Bridgeport (Saturday night game)
November 16th vs. Bridgeport (Friday night game)
November 24th vs. Toronto (Friday night game)

Back-to-back Home Games

December 7th vs. Hershey (Friday night game)
December 8th (my birthday) vs. Portland (Saturday night game)

The weekend of Dec 7/8 might be nice, back-to-back weekend home games.

Wheeling Trip

Home-opener Weekend

October 26th vs. Reading (Friday night game)
October 27th vs. Reading (Saturday night game)

Full-schedules can be found here:

http://www.wbspenguins.com/schedule/game-schedule
http://www.wheelingnailers.com/pages/schedule/

I'm just throwing some of these games out as ideas, but a bigger consensus is obv. needed, plus we need to know who all wants to go to meet up. If you don't want to do a charter bus, we could all meet-up in our respective locations and do a group road-trip coming from different areas; plan to meet somewhere in the respective towns; plan a dinner and hotels if anyone wants to stay over night (if we do back-to-back). I'm sure you guys did something similar in 05 so suggestions would be welcome. PM me for more details or whatever.
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby Steve on Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:50 am

Great idea doc - I usually take the kids to one WBS game a year and it's fun - so I'm interested in doing one of these trips...
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:06 am

I would recommend chartering a bus for WBS, since it's such a haul to get there from Pittsburgh.

Wheeling is an easy drive, however. No point in getting a bus for that.
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby thepittman on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:09 am

I'm down to meet people in Breezewood
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:13 am

I highly recommend WBS. Both times my wife and I went last year, we were sitting right down on the glass just above the goal line, for a really reasonable price. Had a blast.
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:21 am

shafnutz05 wrote:I highly recommend WBS. Both times my wife and I went last year, we were sitting right down on the glass just above the goal line, for a really reasonable price. Had a blast.


Wheeling is a lot of fun as well. It's a tiny building, but it can really get raucous.

And they have dollar Yuengling nights. :lol:
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby SixTeaSix on Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:45 pm

A trip to Erie for an Otters game might be an option too.
Certainly a lower caliber game, but close and cheap.
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby MelicharSux on Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:55 pm

What about Nov 17 in Hershey?
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:16 pm

November 24th vs. Toronto (Friday night game)


Nov. 24th is a Saturday night, not Friday.
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby Ossa on Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:12 pm

Robert Morris :thumb:
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:39 pm

SixTeaSix wrote:A trip to Erie for an Otters game might be an option too.
Certainly a lower caliber game, but close and cheap.


Cleveland has the Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado's affiliate)
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby pensfan86 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:18 pm

If you are planning a trip to Wheeling you might want to check out the hotel situation first. A lot (Most) of the hotels are booked full all the time due to all of the drilling activity going on in the area.
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Re: Trips to Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre

Postby Why Not Us on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:31 pm

People do realize Wilkes-Barre and Hershey are this year's Outdoor Classic? One ticket gets you into the Alumni Game Jan. 19 and the Pens-Bears game on Jan. 20 at Hersheypark Stadium.

Tix still available on Ticketmaster.
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