Nailers Power Past Titans 3-2

Lenes, Pither, Germain Combine for Five Points Against Former Team

Wednesday night in Wheeling, the Nailers battled their divisional opponent, the Trenton Titans, in the first of 11 head-to-head meetings. Former Titans Peter Lenes and Luke Pither scored one goal a piece, and Matt Germain notched an assist. Lenes’ tally ended up being the game winner, as Wheeling prevailed 3-2.

With less than five minutes to go in the first period, Luke Pither scored his first marker as a Nailer, as he tapped in the rebound of Carl Sneep’s initial shot from the blueline. Cody Chupp also picked up an assist, as Wheeling led 1-0, while outshooting their guests 12-5.

The Titans waited until the second period to score the equalizer at 2:39, when Connor Goggin took a centering pass from Ryan Hayes in the slot, before wristing a shot over Scott Darling’s stick side shoulder. Goggin’s goal was assisted by Hayes and Eric Baler, tying it up at 1-1. The Titans scored again at 16:42, when Andy Bohmbach lifted a rebound into the top of the net, from Stephen Schultz and Matt Konan. 13 seconds later, Carl Sneep scored on a gorgeous one-timer from the blueline, with assists from Adam Ross and Matt Germain. Sneep’s slapper came off of Ross’ initial shot, sending the contest into third period tied at two.

Peter Lenes scored the lone third period goal at 2:25, with an assist from fellow former Titan, Luke Pither. Pither took the puck along the left wall, sending a pass into the middle, which was tipped home by Lenes. The Titans nearly forced overtime with four seconds left in the game, but Jacob Drewiske’s shot rang the left post, as the Nailers earned the 3-2 win.

Scott Darling made 19 saves on 21 shots, earning his second victory in his last three starts. Scott Wedgewood made 28 saves on 31 shots, but took the loss for Trenton.

The Nailers’ next home game is Friday, December 7th against the Florida Everblades at 7 p.m. The Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew and Iceberg will be in attendance and fans will be able to enjoy Nailers Happy hour with $1 draft beer through the 1st intermission. Group and single game tickets for Wednesday can be purchased by calling 304-234-4625 or 1-877-NAIL-TIX. All ‘Nailers games will be broadcast on Wheeling’s rock station EAGLE 107 (107.5 FM). Fans can also listen to and watch all ‘Nailers games on Live coverage with the broadcast team of Play-By-Play Announcer DJ Abisilah (all home and away games) will begin with the Subway Pre-Game Show15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

2012-2013 Wheeling Nailers season tickets, Flex Pack tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now! For as little as $10 per game, you can enjoy the many benefits of being a ‘Nailerss season ticket holder including reserved seating for all home games at WesBanco Arena, the option to redeem unused tickets, discounts on team merchandise and access to exclusive season ticket holder-only events with the team. Convenient payment plans are available. For more information on how to join our team by becoming a Wheeling Nailers season ticket holder, or for more information on Flex Pack tickets or group tickets, call 304-234-4625 or 1-877-NAIL-TIX, e-mail or visit ‘Nailers single-game tickets are available at the WesBanco Arena Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at, or by calling 304-234-4625 or 1-877-NAIL-TIX.

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