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Minor league report - Nailers win Game 2, tie series

By Seth Rorabaugh about 5 hours ago

Forwards Derek Army, Jarrett Burton, forward Anton Zlobin and defenseman Clark Seymour each had a goal and an assist for the Wheeling Nailers in a 7-6 road win against the Allen Americans in Game 2 of the Kelly Cup Final Sunday. The best-of-seven series is tied, 1-1.

Forwards Shane Bakker and Riley Brace each recorded two assists for Wheeling while goaltender Brian Foster made 23 saves in the victory.

Game 3 will be played Wednesday at Wheeling, 7:05 p.m.


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Minor league report - Nailers fall in Game 1

By Seth Rorabaugh about 22 hours ago

Goaltender Brian Foster made 27 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 5-3 road loss to the Allen Americans in Game 1 of the Kelly Cup final Saturday.

Forwards Shane Bakker, John McCarron and Anton Zlobin scored goals for Wheeling.

Game 2 will be played at Allen Sunday, 5:05 p.m.


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

By Seth Rorabaugh 5 days 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 6 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 1 week 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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