Nailers Announce 2013-14 Season Schedule



Weekend and Holiday Dates Dominate Home Schedule

The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, are excited to announce the 2013-14 ECHL schedule. The 22nd season of professional hockey will open at WesBanco Arena on Friday, October 18th.

The 2013-14 schedule has a heavy taste of local rivals, as 52 of Wheeling’s 72 games will be played against the Elmira Jackals (7 home, 8 away), the Kelly Cup Champion, Reading Royals (7 home, 8 away), Cincinnati Cyclones (6 home, 6 away), and Toledo Walleye (6 home, 4 away). However, the Nailers will also be playing at least one game against all twelve Eastern Conference opponents – Evansville IceMen (3 home, 1 away), Fort Wayne Komets (1 home, 3 away), Kalamazoo Wings (2 home, 1 away), Greenville Road Warriors (1 home, 2 away), Florida Everblades (2 home), Gwinnett Gladiators (2 away), Orlando Solar Bears (1 home), South Carolina Stingrays (1 away).

Weekend and holiday play will be a large part of the Nailers’ schedule this coming season, especially at WesBanco Arena, as 29 of the club’s 36 home contests will take place on a weekend or holiday. Saturday is the most popular day for home games, featuring 13 dates on the schedule. That is followed by ten home games on Fridays, five Sunday home games, four Wednesdays, three Thursdays, and New Year’s Eve as the lone Tuesday game of the campaign. In addition, there are only two months with multiple weekday games (2 in December, 2 in January).

The month-by-month breakdown starts with just one home game in October, opening night on the 18th (1 home, 2 away), before jumping right into November, which turns out to be the team’s busiest month of the year (6 home, 9 away). December is the most lopsided home month (9 home, 2 away), as the Nailers won’t play a road game for a span of 27 days. January’s slate of 14 games starts to even things out (6 home, 8 away), while February will feature four games in Wheeling (4 home, 8 away) for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The team will be relying on strong performances at home down the stretch, as ten of the final 17 games will be played at WesBanco Arena, including seven in March (7 home, 5 away), and three in April (3 home, 2 away).

From a historical perspective, the 27 consecutive days without a road game will be a team record, while April 12th will be the latest date for a regular season game in team history, beating the previous mark by three days.

All Monday through Saturday home games will begin at 7:00, with the exception of the New Year’s Eve game which begins at 6:00, along with February 1st’s contest, which starts at 8:00. Sunday home games will be played at 3:00 this season. The Wheeling Nailers begin the 2013-14 season on Friday, October 18th, when they battle their division rival the Elmira Jackals at 7:00 PM.

Download 2013-14 Printable Schedule

2013-14 Wheeling Nailers Schedule
Date Day Opponent Time
10/18/2013 Fri Elmira 7:00 PM
10/19/2013 Sat at Cincinnati 7:35 PM
10/26/2013 Sat at Toledo 7:15 PM
11/1/2013 Fri Reading 7:00 PM
11/2/2013 Sat Greenville 7:00 PM
11/6/2013 Wed at Kalamazoo 10:30 AM
11/8/2013 Fri at Ft Wayne 8:00 PM
11/9/2013 Sat Reading 7:00 PM
11/10/2013 Sun at Reading 4:05 PM
11/14/2013 Thu Elmira 7:00 PM
11/15/2013 Fri at Elmira 7:05 PM
11/16/2013 Sat Elmira 7:00 PM
11/20/2013 Wed at Reading 7:05 PM
11/23/2013 Sat at Ft Wayne 7:35 PM
11/24/2013 Sun at Cincinnati 3:00 PM
11/27/2013 Wed at Cincinnati 7:35 PM
11/29/2013 Fri at Elmira 7:05
11/30/2013 Sat Toledo 7:00 PM
12/1/2013 Sun Cincinnati 3:00 PM
12/6/2013 Fri Reading 7:00 PM
12/7/2013 Sat Cincinnati 7:00 PM
12/12/2013 Thu Elmira 7:00 PM
12/14/2013 Sat Florida 7:00 PM
12/15/2013 Sun Florida 3:00 PM
12/20/2013 Fri Evansville 7:00 PM
12/21/2013 Sat Evansville 7:00 PM
12/27/2013 Fri at Gwinnett 6:05 PM
12/28/2013 Sat at South Carolina 7:00 PM
12/31/2013 Tue Reading 6:00 PM
1/3/2014 Fri Elmira 7:00 PM
1/4/2014 Sat at Elmira 7:05 PM
1/8/2014 Wed at Reading 7:05 PM
1/9/2014 Thu Cincinnati 7:00 PM
1/11/2014 Sat Toledo 7:00 PM
1/12/2014 Sun at Toledo 5:15 PM
1/17/2014 Fri at Greenville 7:00 PM
1/18/2014 Sat at Greenville 7:00 PM
1/20/2014 Mon at Gwinnett 12:30 PM
1/24/2014 Fri at Toledo 7:15 PM
1/25/2014 Sat at Cincinnati 7:35 PM
1/26/2014 Sun Cincinnati 7:00 PM
1/29/2014 Wed Ft Wayne 7:00 PM
1/31/2014 Fri Kalamazoo 7:00 PM
2/1/2014 Sat Kalamazoo 8:00 PM
2/8/2014 Sat at Reading 7:05 PM
2/9/2014 Sun at Reading 4:05 PM
2/12/2014 Wed Toledo 7:00 PM
2/14/2014 Fri Reading 7:00 PM
2/15/2014 Sat Elmira 7:00 PM
2/16/2014 Sun at Ft Wayne 5:05 PM
2/19/2014 Wed at Reading 7:05 PM
2/21/2014 Fri at Elmira 7:05 PM
2/22/2014 Sat at Elmira 7:05 PM
2/23/2014 Sun at Elmira 4:05 PM
2/28/2014 Fri at Elmira 7:05 PM
3/1/2014 Sat Reading 7:00 PM
3/2/2014 Sun Cincinnati 3:00 PM
3/7/2014 Fri at Reading 7:05 PM
3/8/2014 Sat at Elmira 7:05 PM
3/12/2014 Wed Toledo 7:00 PM
3/14/2014 Fri Reading 7:00 PM
3/15/2014 Sat Cincinnati 7:00 PM
3/16/2014 Sun at Reading 4:05 PM
3/19/2014 Wed at Toledo 7:15 PM
3/21/2014 Fri at Evansville 7:15 PM
3/28/2014 Fri Toledo 7:00 PM
3/30/2014 Sun Elmira 3:00 PM
4/2/2014 Wed Toledo 7:00 PM
4/4/2014 Fri Evansville 6:00 PM
4/5/2014 Sat Orlando 7:00 PM
4/11/2014 Fri at Cincinnati 7:35 PM
4/12/2014 Sat at Cincinnati 7:35 PM

 

2013-14 Wheeling Nailers Game Times:
Day # Start Time
Monday 0 7:00 PM
Tuesday 1 6:00 PM
Wednesday 4 7:00 PM
Thursday 3 7:00 PM
Friday 10 7:00 PM
Saturday* 13 7:00 PM
Sunday 5 3:00 PM
* Saturday February 1st 2014 – Start Time is 8:00PM due to OVAC Cheering Championships

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