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July 24, 2007 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wheeling Nailers News Release

Nailers Announce Affiliation with Philadelphia Flyers

The Wheeling Nailers announced today they have reached an affiliate agreement with the Philadelphia Flyers for the 2007-08 season, according to club President Jim Brooks.

"This is truly an exciting announcement for us to make." Said Nailers President Jim Brooks "We have always had two main goals in our hockey operations; to win games on the ice and to help our players reach their goals of moving up and someday playing in the NHL. This affiliation will help us achieve both - now we will have players on our team from two great NHL organizations and our players will have two sets of eyes continuously watching their development."

"We are excited to be affiliated with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL," said Paul Holmgren, General Manager of the Flyers. "Moving away from Trenton is obviously something new for us, but we are really looking forward to starting a working relationship with Wheeling."

The Nailers replace the Trenton Titans, who had served as the Flyers' ECHL affiliate for the last seven seasons (1999-2000 through 2006-07

In addition to the Flyers, Wheeling also serves as the ECHL affiliate for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Nailers and Johnstown Chiefs will be the only game played on Opening Day for the 20th Anniversary Season on Oct. 18. It will be a rematch of Game 7 from the first-ever ECHL Finals. Wheeling will open their home schedule on Oct. 26 against the South Carolina Stingrays.

The Nailers will be hosting the second annual Wheeling Nailers Steak Fry at Wheeling Park on August 17th starting at 6:00 pm. The cost per person is just $15.00.

For ticketing information call the Nailers office at 304-264-GOAL (toll free at 877-NAIL-TIX) or visit www.wheelingnailers.com.

Nailers To Host Dog Days of Summer Events

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WHEELING, WV - The Wheeling Nailers, the "AA" Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins announce today that they will be hosting Dog Days of Summer parties this summer. The events will start this Wednesday, July 25th at 11:30 am and will run until 1:00 pm every Wednesday at the Nailers office in downtown Wheeling. There will be free hot dogs for everyone with soda and chips available. Quantities are limited.

The Nailers and Johnstown Chiefs will be the only game played on Opening Day for the 20th Anniversary Season on Oct. 18. It will be a rematch of Game 7 from the first-ever ECHL Finals. Wheeling will open their home schedule on Oct. 26 against the South Carolina Stingrays.

For ticketing information call the Nailers office at 304-264-GOAL (toll free at 877-NAIL-TIX) or visit www.wheelingnailers.com.


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