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Minor league report - Nailers win Game 7, advance to Kelly Cup final

By Seth Rorabaugh 1 day ago

Forwards John McCarron and Cody Wydo each had a goal and two assists for the Wheeling Nailers in a series-clinching 5-2 road win against the South Carolina Stingrays in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final of the Kelly Cup playoffs.

Forward Ty Loney had a goal and an assist for Wheeling while goaltender Brain Foster made 28 saves.

The Nailers advanced to the Kelly Cup final for the first time since 1993 when they were known as the Wheeling Thunderbirds. They will play the Allen (Texas) Americans.

The schedule:

Game 1 – May 28, 9:05 p.m. at Allen.
Game 2 – May 29, 5:05 p.m. at Allen
Game 3 – June 1, 7:05 p.m. at Wheeling
Game 4 – June 3, 7:35 p.m. at Wheeling
Game 5 – June 4, 7:35 p.m. at Wheeling-*
Game 6 – June 9, 8:05 p.m. at Allen-*
Game 7 – June 11 , 8:05 p.m. at Allen-*

All times listed are EDT.
*-If necessary.


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Minor league report - Nailers force Game 7

By Seth Rorabaugh 2 days ago

A goal by forward Jarrett Burton with 1:18 remaining in overtime gave the Wheeling Nailers a 4-3 road win against the South Carolina Stingrays Monday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final of the Kelly Cup playoffs. The best-of-seven series is tied, 3-3.

Forward Anton Zlobin scored two goals for Wheeling while forwards Riley Brace and Cody Wydo each added two assists. Goaltender Brian Foster made 31 saves in the victory.

Game 7 will be played at South Carolina Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.


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Minor league report - Nailers drop Game 5

By Seth Rorabaugh 4 days ago

Goaltender Brian Foster made 35 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 3-1 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final of the Kelly Cup playoffs. South Carolina leads the best-of-seven series, 3-2.

Forward Cody Wydo scored Wheeling’s lone goal.

Game 6 will be played at South Carolina Monday, 7:05 p.m.


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Minor league report - Nailers fall to Stingrays in Game 4

By Seth Rorabaugh 5 days ago

Forwards Riley Brace and Ty Loney each had a goal and an assist for the Wheeling Nailers in a 4-2 home loss to the South Carolina Stingrays in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final of the Kelly Cup playoffs. The best-of-seven series is tied, 2-1.

Goaltender Franky Palazzese made 21 saves for Wheeling

Game 5 will be played Saturday at Wheeling, 7:35 p.m.


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Minor league report - Nailers beat Stingrays in Game 3, 2-1

By Seth Rorabaugh 1 week ago

Forward Derek Army had a goal and an assist for the Wheeling Nailers in a 2-1 home win against the South Carolina Stingrays in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final of the Kelly Cup playoffs. Wheeling leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1.

Forward Brace Riley recorded two assists for Wheeling while forward Jarrett Burton also scored a goal. Goaltender Franky Palazzese made 18 saves in the victory.

Game 4 will be played Friday at Wheeling, 7:35 p.m.


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