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Nailers Announce 2018-19 Regular Season Schedule

May 16, 2018 - WHEELING, WV - The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are excited to announce their schedule for the 2018-19 regular season. The 27th season of professional hockey in Wheeling features a weekend heavy home schedule, a large variety of opponents, and a focus on the Central Division. For the second year in a row, the slate begins on the road, as the Nailers will face the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday, October 13th. That will be the first of four straight road cont... Full Story

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Seven Nailers Earn Promotions to the AHL

April 11, 2018 - WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced that seven players have joined the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to close out the 2017-18 season. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton recalled forwards Reid Gardiner, Troy Josephs, and Cody Wydo, and defensemen Kevin Spinozzi and Dylan Zink, while signing forward Cam Brown and Kevin Schulze to professional tryout agreements. Gardiner was Wheeling's leading goal scorer, as he lit the lamp 30 times, helping h... Full Story

Nailers Don't Renew Jeff Christian's Contract

April 10, 2018 - WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced that Head Coach Jeff Christian's contract has not been renewed, and he will not be returning for the 2018-19 season. Christian, 47, served as head coach of the Nailers for two seasons, after joining the organization first as an assistant coach in January of 2016. Wheeling compiled a 69-58-17 record in two seasons under Jeff's guidance, missing the playoffs both years.... Full Story

Nailers End 2017-18 with An Exclamation Point

April 7, 2018 - FORT WAYNE, IN - The Wheeling Nailers closed out the 2017-18 in thrilling fashion, with an explosive offensive effort against the Fort Wayne Komets at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Wheeling scored four times in the third period to snap a 3-3 tie, and seven different players turned on the red light, as the Nailers were victorious 7-3, finishing the year with a 35-28-9 record, good for 79 points. The Nailers surrendered an early goal, but rebounded with a pair of strikes to take a lead in... Full Story

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April 7 ECHL Wheeling 7 at Fort Wayne 3 Final
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