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Nailers Win Wild One in Allen to Tie Series

May 29, 2016 - ALLEN, TX- The Wheeling Nailers and Allen Americans took crazy to a completely new level on Sunday afternoon in game two of the Kelly Cup Final. 12 different players scored goals in what started out as a 7-1 beatdown in favor of the Nailers. The Americans rallied back in the third period to a one-goal margin, but in the end, Wheeling prevailed, 7-6. The winning goal was an shorthanded empty netter with 1:05 left in the middle frame by John McCarron. All four goaltenders saw action. The Nailers came blazing out of the gate... Full Story

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Bears Win Eastern Conference Title in Five Games

May 29, 2016 - TORONTO, ONTARIO, Canada - Christian Djoos and Nathan Walker scored goals just 64 seconds apart, opening enough of a lead for the Hershey Bears to hang on and defeat the Toronto Marlies 3-2 on Sunday evening in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals at Ricoh Coliseum. Hershey wins the series four games to one and advances to face the Lake Erie Monsters in the Calder Cup Finals. Hershey jumped on the Marlies early, earning their first and only power play chance just 6:10 into the game. Richard Clune, who absorbed a big... Full Story

Defenseman Joey Leach Recalled to Hershey

May 29, 2016 - NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - The South Carolina Stingrays announced today that defenseman Joey Leach has been recalled by the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hershey Bears. The Bears are in the Eastern Conference Finals and have a chance to advance to the Calder Cup Finals with a victory today in Game 5 of the series at Toronto. Leach, who was the AMI Graphics Plus Performer of the Year in the ECHL with a +40 rating, skated in 58 games for South Carolina this season, posting 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists) to... Full Story

Kelly Cup Finals Game 2 Today in Allen

May 29, 2016 - Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans and Wheeling Nailers meet in Game 2 of the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals this afternoon at 4:05 PM at Allen Event Center. The Allen Americans jumped out to a 2-0 lead last night and never looked back, on their way to a 5-3 victory over Wheeling in Game 1 of the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals. Allen built a 4-1 lead in the second period before giving up two power play goals to the Nailers in the third to make it a one-goal game. Gary Steffes would answer with his 8th of the playoffs to give Allen a two-go... Full Story

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