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Ryan Kuwabara Named Head Coach of OHL's Niagara IceDogs

ECHL Wheeling Nailers November 29, 2022 - WHEELING, WV - The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced that Assistant Coach Ryan Kuwabara has been named Head Coach for the Ontario Hockey League's Niagara IceDogs. Kuwabara, 50, played 18 games during his rookie season as a player for the Wheeling Thunderbirds in 1992-93, then returned to the Friendly City as Derek Army's assistant coach for the start of the 2021-22 season. With the coaching tandem of Army and Kuwabara, the Nailers compiled a 44-... Full Story

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Nailers Enjoy Walleye for Sunday Dinner, 4-1

ECHL Wheeling Nailers November 27, 2022 - WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers punctuated a successful week on Sunday afternoon, as they earned their second win in three tries by defeating the Toledo Walleye, 4-1 at WesBanco Arena. Cédric Paré led the way for Wheeling with a goal and two assists, while linemate Cédric Desruisseaux contributed a goal and an assist, and Ryan Bednard secured the net with 22 saves. Both teams got on the scoreboard in the first period. Toledo got the opening marker at the 4:05, when Conlan Ke... Full Story

Wings Take Testy Tussle, 4-1

ECHL Wheeling Nailers November 25, 2022 - KALAMAZOO, MI- The Wheeling Nailers and Kalamazoo Wings clearly have plenty of dislike for each other, as the two teams had a spirited battle on Friday night at Wings Event Center. Sean Josling opened the scoring with a power play goal for the Nailers, but Kalamazoo rallied back with three straight strikes in the second period, en route to a 4-1 home ice win. The first period had a little bit of everything, as there was plenty of animosity, but also a goal for the Nailers. Jack Van Boekel got... Full Story

Nailers Thankful for Special Teams in Home Win

ECHL Wheeling Nailers November 23, 2022 - WHEELING, WV- Fans at WesBanco Arena left Wednesday night's game thankful for a great performance from the home team, as the Wheeling Nailers got three special teams goals to exact revenge on the Indy Fuel, 4-2. Cédric Paré and Josh Maniscalco had a goal and an assist, while Tyler Drevitch got credit for one of the crazier tallies of the year, and Tommy Nappier made 24 saves. The Nailers threw everything including the kitchen sink at Indy in the first period, as they held a 21-4 sho... Full Story

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November 27 ECHL Toledo 1 at Wheeling 4 Final
November 25 ECHL Wheeling 1 at Kalamazoo 4 Final
November 23 ECHL Indy 2 at Wheeling 4 Final
November 20 ECHL Wheeling 1 at Indy 6 Final
November 18 ECHL Wheeling 2 at Toledo 1 Final
November 13 ECHL Fort Wayne 5 at Wheeling 1 Final
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