Former ECHL Netminder Berkhoel
Keeps Baby Pens Hopes Alive

By Paul Sokoloski
The Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE TWP., Pa. – In the middle of a losing battle against their arch-rival, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins asked 2007 ECHL Goaltender of the Year Adam Berkhoel to help them save face.

He did even more.

Berkhoel took it upon himself to save their season.

No matter what happens for the Penguins against Hershey during tonight’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Berkhoel deserves most of the credit for carrying his team there.

Without him, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s hopes in the Calder Cup playoffs may have already melted.

The Penguins were on their way to a 2-0 series deficit and looking like a team about to get swept when Berkhoel turned things around.

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