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Wolf marks 100 days with Twitter town hall

Gov. Wolf continues to put the social in social media; he's holding a Twitter-based town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight to commemorate his first 100 days in office. You'll find him at @GovernorTomWolf....

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Empty Netter Assists - Hornqvist withdraws - 04-28-15

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Penguins

-According to Sweden's Expressen newspaper, Patric Hornqvist (above) withdrew from consideration for the upcoming IIHF World Championships.

-"All four guys are eligible to play and should be in the lineup. We’ll make the determination of what we do for sure tomorrow in practice. They’re all eligible to play, health-wise and things like that, but our actual lineup decisions haven’t been made yet.” - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach on recently demoted defensemen Taylor Chorney, Brian Dumoulin, Derrick Pouilot and forward Scott Wilson. The Penguins face the Syracuse Crunch in Game 3 of their first-round series Wednesday.

-Happy 65th birthday to former Penguins forward Jim Wiley. A free agent signing prior to the 1972-73 season, Wiley spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins.  He saw action in four games during 1972-73 and recorded one assist. In 1973-74, Wiley appeared in 22 games and recorded three assists. In the 1974 offseason, he was claimed by the Canucks in the intra-league draft. In 26 games with the Penguins, he recorded four assists.

-After the Jump: The Capitals beat the Islanders in Game 7.

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Bruce Jenner

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I have never watched his reality show, but I vividly remember Bruce Jenner's gold-medal performance at the '76 Olympics. I was a miler on my high school track team at the time. His performance was awe inspiring. That said, the courage and determination he is showing now is even more inspiring. 

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Top girls basketball player from the 1980s returns to coach in WPIAL

Written by Mike White on .

When she played at North Catholic High School in the early 1980s, Jody Thornton Powell won WPIAL and PIAA titles and had some great battles with then Seton-LaSalle guard Suzie McConnell.

Now Thornton Powell has returned to the area and will coach high school basketball.

Thornton Powell was tonight named the new girls basketball coach at Moon High School. Thornton Powell is the wife of Andre Powell, running backs coach and special teams coordinator for the Pitt football team.

Thornton Powell was on three WPIAL and one state championship team at North Catholic. She was a terrific point guard, one of the best in the WPIAL. She averaged 10 points and 11 assists a game as a senior. She went to play Division I basketball at American University, where she is still the school's all-time leader in assists and also is the eighth-leading scorer.

Thornton Powell has plenty of experience coaching and has had success while coaching in an area where her husband was coaching. She has coached basketball in some capacity since 1989, either in high school or college. Most recently, she was a coach at Seton Keough High School in Maryland. 

When her husband was at Clemson, she coached D.W. Daniel High School in South Carolina and had a 74-26 record and made it to a state championship game in 2010.

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Empty Netter Assists - Crosby joins Canada - 04-27-15

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Playoff Stuff
Penguins - Rangers

-Change is coming for the Penguins. But how much change?

-“The right pieces were there. There are areas for improvement, for sure. Do we have the core pieces? From the goaltending to the defense to the forwards, we have the core pieces.” - Mike Johnston.

-"We stay together all throughout the playoffs. They’re good guys. We lost three good defencemen. It was a tough season for us. I had a couple injuries, but it’s tough to say right now. We have a good team, but we played against the best team in the league.” - Evgeni Malkin.

-Sidney Crosby will play for Canada in the upcoming IIHF World Championship tournament.

-A roundup of the Penguins' exit interviews.

-Crosby speaks:

-Mike Johnston speaks:

-The Penguins assigned defensemen Derrick Pouliot, Brian Dumoulin, Taylor Chorney and forward Scott Wilson to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

-Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello will be sidelined indefinitely due to an "upper-body" injury he suffered after being stuck in the head with a puck in Game 5.

Calder Cup

-The Penguins assigned forward Oscar Sundqvist to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton after he completed his season with Skelleftea of Sweden's SHL.

-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins assigned defenseman Clark Seymour to the Wheeling Nailers.

-After the Jump: The Canadiens and Wild advance.

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