The 2017-18 Wheeling Nailers missed the playoffs for the second straight season. A below average penalty kill, inability to win defensive games, and faltering down the stretch lead to Jeff Christian's contract as head coach not being renewed.
WHEELING, W.Va. - After a second straight season missing the playoffs, hopes are high for the team from the Friendly City.
WHEELING, W.V. - Roughly six weeks after playing their last game and not renewing Jeff Christian's contract, the Wheeling Nailers have their guy, one that has a knack for building programs into contenders
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Having lost in regulation on Friday night in Brampton, the Wheeling Nailers knew their season was done after their game Saturday night in Fort Wayne. The Nailers looked to finish the season on high note in front of a large contingent of Nailers' faithful who made the trip to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for the contest.
BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Brampton Beast opened their final three games of the season Friday looking to play spoiler. Enter the Wheeling Nailers, who needed two big points to keep pace with the Worcester Railers.
WHEELING, W.V. - Heading into the final weekend of the ECHL regular season, there are only two things certain in the North Division; one, nothing is etched in stone; and two, Brampton Beast are not playing past Sunday.
Every year, the discussion takes place among fans on who should be the major award winners in the ECHL. Did one player deserve an award...
WHEELING, W.V.- Teams always want to do well in every home game in a season, with the home opener and home finale being two of the biggest home dates on the calendar. Wheeling saw a large crowd pass through the turnstiles for the home finale, 4296 to be exact.
The Brampton Beast began Friday Night's contest with a tragic number of two, meaning any gain of two points by the Wheeling Nailers meant that they would be eliminated from the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs. However, it would be a tall task for the visitors from Canada to win in Wesbanco Arena, where the Nailers own a 19-11-2-0 record entering the game.
With just over two weeks remaining in the regular season, teams in every division have begun to officially punch their tickets into the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Every division, that is, except for the North.