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Minor league report - Nailers win Game 4 in three overtimes

By Seth Rorabaugh about 17 hours ago

A goal by forward Cody Wydo at 4:22 of the third overtime gave the Wheeling Nailers a 2-1 road win against the Reading Royals in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The best-of-seven series is tied, 2-2.

Goaltender Franky Palazesse made 42 saves for Wheeling while forward Ty Loney also scored.

The game was the longest in franchise history and 14th longest in the history of the ECHL.

Game 5 will be played at Reading Saturday, 7 p.m.


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Minor league report - Sprong scores twice as Penguins shut out Bears in Game 1

By Seth Rorabaugh 1 day ago

Goaltender Casey DeSmith made 33 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 4-0 road shutout of the rival Hershey Bears in Game 1 of their Atlantic Division final series Wednesday.

Right winger Daniel Sprong scored two goals for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while right wingers Tom Kostopoulos and Carter Rowney each also netted goals.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series will be Friday at Hershey, 7 p.m.

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Goaltender Brian Foster made 27 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 4-1 road loss to the Reading Royals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series of the Kelly Cup playoffs. Reading leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1.

Forward Shane Bakker scored Wheeling’s lone goal.

Game 4 will be played at Reading Thursday, 7 p.m.


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Minor league report - Nailers drop Game 2

3 days ago

Goaltender Brian Foster made 34 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 4-2 home loss to the Reading Royals in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The best-of-seven series is tied, 1-1.

Forward Jarret Burton recorded two assists for Wheeling.

Game 3 will be played at Reading Wednesday, 7 p.m.


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Minor league report - Nailers beat Royals in Game 1

By Seth Rorabaugh 6 days ago

Two goals by forward Cody Wydo led the Wheeling Nailers to a 4-1 home win against the Reading Royals in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Forwards Jarrett Burton and John McCarron each recorded two assists for Wheeling while goaltender Brian Foster made 18 saves in the victory.

Game 2 will be played at Wheeling Monday, 7:05 pm.


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Minor league report - Nailers eliminate Everblades

By Seth Rorabaugh 1 week ago

Goaltender Brian Foster made 43 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a series-clinching 2-1 road win against the Florida Everblades in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Monday. Wheeling won the series, 4-2.

Forwards Shane Bakker and Ty Loney scored the Nailers’ goals.

Wheeling will play either the Manchester Monarchs or Toledo Walleye in the semifinal round.


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