Hockey teams are often named after intimidating natural phenomena, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Tuscaloosa Puberty. Experience the fury with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12.50 for one ticket to any remaining Wheeling Nailers 2013–14 regular-season home game (a $25 value)
- Where: WesBanco Arena
- Seating: Glass sections (120–123 or 106–109)
- Door time: One hour before game time
- Ticket values include all fees
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Click here to view the schedule.
The Scouting Report
As the ECHL season skates on, the Wheeling Nailers have coasted into first place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division. In snagging 13 wins in their first 21 games, the Nailers have showcased a balanced squad anchored by forward Zack Torquato—whose seven goals and 16 assists make him the league's tenth-best offensive force—and rookie net-minder Mike Condon, whose .938 save percentage is third-best in the league.
The Nailers’ promotions schedule teems with giveaways and themed events to help fans cheer on the squad. At the December 31 game, attendees greet the approaching New Year by corralling free cowbells, and on January 11, the first 1,000 kids to enter the arena receive a free backpack in which they can carry their skates or store biscuits until they harden into hockey pucks.
As the ECHL affiliate of both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens, the Wheeling Nailers have helped foster talent for two of hockey's most successful clubs. Since their founding during the ECHL's inaugural season in 1988, Wheeling has twice captured the Brabham Cup—recognizing the team with the best regular-season record—and has made one appearance in the Kelly Cup finals. Along the way, dozens of Nailers alumni have gone on to play in the NHL, each getting one step closer to their ultimate dream of driving a Zamboni.