Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

Wheeling Wrap 10/25

It’s Tuesday at noon, so it’s time for another look at how the ECHL affiliate in Wheeling, the Nailers, did this past week.

The Nailers are still searching for their first win of the 2016-17 campaign after traveling to Reading on Thursday night and Cincinnati on Saturday.

Wheeling received the services of defenseman Ethan Prow for Thursday’s game in Reading. Josh Shalla and Garrett Meurs both scored to put the Nailers on the board first in the first period, both on the power play, but the Royals answered for four straight goals and were able to win 4-3. A third period goal by Wheeling’s Jordan Kwas made it 4-3, but the Nailers weren’t able to get any closer as Martin Ouellette stopped 26 of 29 shots for Reading. The Nailers struck twice on the power play in the first period and Ethan Prow had two assists in his season debut. Prow was named second star of the game.

Prow was recalled back to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton on Saturday.

On Saturday, the Nailers traveled to Cincinnati to take on the Cyclones. They ran into a house. Not literally, but Michael Houser for the Cyclones stopped 39 of 40 shots for Cincinnati as the Nailers peppered him with shots. Garrett Meurs stuck early in the third period which tied the game at one, but the Cyclones cashed on a Dominic Zombo rebound goal with just over two minutes to play in regulation that made it 2-1 for the home team.

Doug Carr took the loss in both games this week.

The Nailers are 0-2-1-0 and currently sit in last place in the North Division with just 1 point to show.

This week, the Nailers play the Kalamazoo Wings in a home and home series that begins this Friday in Kalamazoo.

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