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Jeff Dunham, Penguins game to fill Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilke-Barre on consecutive nights

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The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins will play in front of a sold out crowd on Jan. 30.
Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — Ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham and the AHL rivalry between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms are expected to draw nearly 16,000 people to the Mohegan Sun Arena on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30.

Back to back capacity crowds will fill the arena as Dunham will perform his fourth consecutive sold out show at Mohegan Sun on Jan. 29 followed by the 7:05 p.m. start to the contest between the Penguins and Phantoms on Jan. 30. The hockey game will also see the return of former Penguins and Phantoms defenseman, John Slaney, who will be inducted into the Penguins Hall of Fame prior to the puck drop.

“We are excited to welcome another capacity crowd on Saturday night,” said Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins CEO Jeff Barrett. “The passion and commitment of Penguins fans is second to none. Our players feed off of their energy, and we’re sure the 8,000 who will be on hand this weekend will see a great contest between two of the fiercest opponents in the American Hockey League.”

General manager of the Mohegan Sun Arena, Brian Sipe added, “The SMG-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza is ecstatic to welcome nearly 16,000 people in just two days to our venue to enjoy some laughs and some excellent hockey action. We appreciate the patrons who keep supporting the great entertainment we are bringing into Northeastern Pennsylvania and the hard-working employees that help to make these events run smooth and efficient.”

Times leader staff reports

The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins will play in front of a sold out crowd on Jan. 30.
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