Alison Myers

Alison is currently covering the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL for The Hockey Writers after writing about the NHL's New Jersey Devils from 2011-2012. She is currently employed for the fast growing sports website Bleacher Report as a quality editor and hopes to one day have a media relations career with a professional hockey team. Follow her on Twitter @AlisonM_110.

Recent Articles by Alison

Goaltender Peter Mannino has made some big saves for the Penguins in the first two games. (Alison Myers/THW)

Penguins’ Keys to Taking a Series Lead Against Senators

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins arguably surpassed expectations in the first two games of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Binghamton Senators. Instead of being blown out by the Sens, the […]

by · April 30, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Previews and Predictions, Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
The Penguins should win this series if their goaltending and defense is up to the task. (Alison Myers/THW)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Conference Quarterfinal Preview

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are in the Calder Cup Playoffs for the 12th straight season, which is tied for the longest active streak in the AHL. However, in all of those […]

Columbus has been punishing the Pittsburgh defense (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

Lady Luck Plays Role in Penguins’ 2-1 Series Lead

By all accounts, the Pittsburgh Penguins have it good right now. They’re up 2-1 in their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and have gotten both wins in come-from-behind victories […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Book Review: Breakaway

Book Review: Breakaway

Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Rebirth  by Andrew Conte (2011, Indianapolis: Blue River Press. Hardcover. ISBN 9781935628101) Once upon a time, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ former home, the […]

Grand Rapids Griffins bench (Ross Bonander / THW)

AHL Power Rankings Week 28

The AHL regular season will come to a close this week, and as of this writing, 11 teams have clinched their spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs. In addition, the […]

by · April 15, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings
Goalie John Muse will be a big part of Charlotte's push to make the playoffs. (Benjamin Reed/Flickr Creative Commons)

AHL Power Rankings: Week 26

As of this writing, six teams have secured spots in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs, which leaves all but two of the AHL’s other 24 teams to compete for the […]

by · April 1, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings
AHL Power Rankings Week 24

AHL Power Rankings Week 24

There is just about a month to go in the AHL’s regular season, and the mad dash to the Calder Cup Playoffs is on. Things look pretty set out East, […]

by · March 19, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings
Devante Smith-Pelly (John Wright/Norfolk Admirals)

AHL Power Rankings Week 22

Several of the AHL’s 30 teams saw their spot shift dramatically in this week’s power rankings as playoff races heat up. In particular, several top teams struggled against opponents who […]

by · March 4, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings
Dane Byers (Annie Erling Gofus/The Hockey Writers)

AHL Power Rankings: Week 20

The AHL celebrated its annual All-Star Game in the early part of Week 20, and action picked back up on Friday, with several teams playing three games in three nights.   […]

by · February 18, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings
Iowa Wild goalie John Curry as a member of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2011. (BridgetDS/Flickr Creative Commons)

John Curry’s AHL Redemption Road Leads to Iowa

John Curry started getting off track during the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ 2009-10 season. After being the starter for most of his young career, which started in 2007-08, he lost his throne […]

by · February 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Iowa Wild
Travis Morin (Texas Stars Hockey)

AHL Power Rankings Week 19

The AHL heads into the All-Star break just as several playoff races are starting to heat up. Furthermore, many NHL teams are sending down players sure to give some minor […]

by · February 11, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Player Profile: Spencer Machacek

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Player Profile: Spencer Machacek

On Thursday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Penguins made a minor league swap with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Paul Thompson, who had been struggling with the Pens this season, will report to […]