I'd like to urge the citizens of Wheeling and the greater Ohio Valley to support our very own local, professional sports team. The Wheeling Nailers, the oldest team in the ECHL, is a team with rich history that provides fun and affordable entertainment for all ages.
Supporting and attending Wheeling Nailer games benefits local children that look for hockey as recreation through WAHA (Wheeling Amateur Hockey Association). This will keep the great sport of ice hockey in Wheeling for many years to come.
The ECHL, which is just two steps below the National Hockey League, offers spectators a chance to witness players with a great amount of skill whose ultimate goal is to one day be in the NHL.
Also, the Wheeling Nailers have the most former players in the ECHL that have made it to the NHL (43).
This is a stat the organization is extremely proud of. Wheeling Nailers players come from a variety of backgrounds, including Division I teams and Major Junior programs. Just some of these leagues and conferences include the (Major Junior) OHL, WHL, QMJHL, (College) ECAC hockey, Hockey East, and the WCHA.
This year spectators can see an array of talent by skilled and dedicated athletes whose ultimate goal is to play in the NHL.
For a cheap and affordable rate fans can have an evening packed with fun and excitement. Those who go to a game will experience the thrill and they will be back!