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Nailers Team up with Garrett Smithley for NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

August 10, 2018 - WHEELING, WV - The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are teaming up with NASCAR race car driver Garrett Smithley during Saturday's Mid-Ohio Challenge. Smithley, 26, is a native of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, and is a big fan of all three teams in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. In March, Garrett brought his #NumberNuthin car to WesBanco Arena, and the Nailers drove their way to victory lane with a 4-3 win over the Brampton Beast. This is the second straight season in which Smithley and t... Full Story

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Nailers Name Mike Bavis as Head Coach

August 8, 2018 - WHEELING, WV - The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are excited to announce that Mike Bavis has been named the team's new Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations. Bavis, 48, began his coaching career in 1998, joining the staff of his alma mater, Boston University. Mike spent 15 years as an assistant coach and an associate coach with Jack Parker and the Terriers. During his time there, Boston University compiled a 319-208-67 record, won the Hockey East Championship twice, and reached th... Full Story

Nailers Announce Departure of Head Coach Mark Dennehy

August 2, 2018 - WHEELING, WV - The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced the departure of Head Coach Mark Dennehy to become the head coach of the American Hockey League's Binghamton Devils, an affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. "Unfortunately, this is what can happen in minor league hockey," said Wheeling Nailers Governor Don Rigby. "The ECHL is a developmental league for both players and coaches, and while we are disappointed with Coach Dennehy's departure, we wish him only great success in B... Full Story

Nailers Re-Sign Danny Tirone

July 30, 2018 - WHEELING, WV - The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are excited to announce their eighth player signing of the 2018 offseason. Wheeling has signed goaltender Danny Tirone to an ECHL contract. Tirone, 24, got his first taste of the pro game at the end of this past season, when he appeared in two games with the Nailers, following his four-year collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire. Danny made 17 saves in his debut against the Reading Royals, then came up with 22 stops on the ... Full Story


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Wheeling Nailers Minor League Hockey

League: ECHL
Home: Wheeling, West Virginia
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Penguins
Website: Wheeling Nailers site
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Sat., Apr 7
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Wheeling 7 at Fort Wayne 3 Final
Fri., Apr 6
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Wheeling 3 at Brampton 4 Final
Sat., Mar 31
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Manchester 2 at Wheeling 5 Final
Fri., Mar 30
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Wheeling 1 at Toledo 4 Final
Tue., Mar 27
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Cincinnati 5 at Wheeling 3 Final
Sat., Mar 24
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Cincinnati 3 at Wheeling 2 Final (OT)
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