PensFans4Ever In Running For NEPA BOTY



OK Pens Fans voting time is here. Whats that you say you didn’t hear? PensFans4Ever has been nominated for NEPA’s BOTY (Blog Of The Year)  for the second consecutive year, and we would appreciate your vote

NEPA BOTY  5 Categories • 5 Weeks • 5 Top Blogs These red carpet awards will be delivered at NEPA BlogCon October 5. Come on and vote, you know you want to.

NEPA BOTY
5 Categories • 5 Weeks • 5 Top Blogs
These red carpet awards will be delivered at NEPA BlogCon October 11 2014. Come on and vote, you know you want to.

You never heard of the NEPA BOTY? Well here is a run down for you , it is 5 Categories • 5 Weeks • 5 Top Blogs what we are saying is  you can go to nepablogcon.com and vote for your favorite.

PensFans4Ever is in the fitness/sports blog category from Sept 22 through Sep 28 which means good luck for us since it ends on my birthday.
This would be an amazing to win this award for our second NEPA BOTY, you can vote once a day for a week.

Mark your calendars!  NEPA BlogCon 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Misericordia University Insalaco Hall for Career Development located in the Lemmond Theater building (Rooms 216 – 219), 301 Lake Street; Dallas, PA 18612.  Click here for a campus map.

Tickets go on sale August 11 and they’ll cost you $15, but it’s well worth it. All proceeds will benefit a technology and programming camp for girls in grades 4-6 launching in the summer of 2015.  For the cost of your ticket, you’ll get exclusive access to this area’s top Internet professionals, ready to show you all the tips and tricks you’ll need to spice up your social profile, beautify your blog, and network with the best of them!

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Aaron’s & Eagle 107.5 to Give Away Season Tickets For Nailers



The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, made an announcement about this great giveaway in conjunction with two of their sponsors. The Aaron’s Season Ticket Giveaway will give one lucky fan the opportunity to win a set of four season tickets for the 2014-15 season.

With one month remaining until the puck drops for the start of the 2014-15 campaign, the Nailers have already surpassed their total number of season tickets from last year, and are looking to increase that number even more. From now until October 3rd, fans will have the opportunity to become a season ticket holder, thanks to Aaron’s in Moundsville. Fans can sign up for their chance to win a set of four season tickets at Aaron’s in Moundsville or at eagle1075.com, with the winner being selected on Friday, October 3rd.

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Nailers Announce “Big Six” Promotional Schedule



The Wheeling Nailers were thrilled to announce their “Big Six” Promotional Schedulethis afternoon for the 2014-15 season. The “Big Six” Promotional Schedule features the six biggest and best promotions of the season, and all of the games are featured in the Nailers six-game mini plan.

The first big promotional night of the season takes place on Opening Night – Saturday, October 18th, when the Nailers battle the Reading Royals. All fans in attendance will receive a magnetic schedule, courtesy of Cipco Solutions. Nearly 4,000 tickets have already been sold for Opening Night, as the Penguins/Flyers rivalry returns to the ECHL.

The second big promotional night occurs on Saturday, November 29th, when the Florida Everblades visit WesBanco Arena for a two-game weekend series. The first 2,500 fans in attendance on the 29th will receive a Jersey Bank, courtesy of Main Street Bank. Select banks will contain various prizes, ranging from souvenirs to as much as $2,000 in cash.

The third big promotional night is exactly one week later on Saturday, December 6th, when Wheeling plays a pair of games against the Utah Grizzlies for the first time in team history. The first 2,500 fans in attendance on the 6th will receive a Patrick McGrath Bobblefist, courtesy of Main Street Bank. In 2013-14, McGrath led the Nailers with 18 fighting majors and 176 penalty minutes, giving the team the perfect chance to display the tough guy’s best assets – his fists.

The weather should be significantly colder for the fourth big promotional night on Saturday, January 24th, when the Nailers clash with the Fort Wayne Komets. The first 1,000 fans in attendance that night will receive a Ski Cap, courtesy of WesBanco. With the Ski Cap Giveaway, fans will be able to stay warm during the cold winter months, while doing so in stylish fashion.

For the second year in a row, there will be multiple giveaways that bobble. The fifth big promotional night takes center stage on Saturday, February 7th, as Wheeling welcomes the Cincinnati Cyclones back to its division for the first time in four seasons. The giveaway that night will be a bobblehead to the first 2,500 fans in attendance, and the team will announce the featured individual at a later date.

Finally, for the third consecutive season, trading cards find their way onto the promotional schedule. The sixth and final big promotional night is the Saturday, March 14th game, when the Elmira Jackals make their way to West Virginia. The first 2,500 fans in attendance that evening will receive a trading card set of the entire team.

Fans who wish to attend each of the games featured in the “Big Six” Promotional Schedule can purchase either a six-game or eight-game mini plan. Season tickets are also available for the 2014-15 campaign. For tickets and more information, call the Nailers at (304) 234-GOAL.

“Big Six” Promotional Schedule
1. Saturday, October 18th- Magnetic Schedule for all fans, courtesy of Cipco Solutions
2. Saturday, November 29th- Jersey Bank Giveaway for first 2,500 fans, courtesy of Main Street Bank
3. Saturday, December 6th- Patrick McGrath Bobblefist Giveaway for first 2,500 fans, courtesy of Main Street Bank
4. Saturday, January 24th- Ski Cap Giveaway for first 1,000 fans, courtesy of WesBanco
5. Saturday, February 7th- Bobblehead Giveaway for first 2,500 fans
6. Saturday, March 14th- Team Trading Card Set Giveaway for first 2,500 fans

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The Wheeling Nailers Debut Opening Night Promo



The Wheeling Nailers have come up with another great opening night promotion. The Nailers, CentreTown Fitness, and The Ohio Valley Runners’ Club present The Opening Night 5K run.

We are excited to be partnering with OVMC, CentreTown Fitness, and the Ohio Valley Runners’ Club to help promote this fantastic event,” said Nailers Vice President Craig Bommer. “We hope to continue to grow this event in years to come, making it a great tradition to get the season off to a running start,” he said.

The Opening Night 5K will begin on Saturday, October 18th at 9:00 AM, with the starting line located at the bike trail at 17th and Wood Streets. The course travels through Tunnel Green to Rock Point Road, over Rock Point, and by the Ogden Newspaper facility, before ultimately finishing near the parking lot of the First Choice America Credit Union on 20th Street.

Pre-registration is $25 through October 17th, or $30 on the day of the race from 7:30-8:30 at CentreTown Fitness. Each participant will receive one ticket to the Nailers’ Opening Night game at 7:35 on October 18th, complimentary food and beverages, door prizes, and more, while the first 200 entrants will receive a long-sleeve shirt. Awards will be presented during first intermission of the Opening Night game to the top three overall male and female runners, top three male and female walkers, top three finishers in each age group run and walk, and first CenterTown member male and female run and walk. Funds raised will go to Ohio Valley Health Services and Education (OVHS&E) Foundation.

“The event is being held to promote the physical benefits and social enjoyment of a competitive 5K race run or walk and is an excellent way to begin the 2014-15 hockey season,” said George Frazier, Director of CentreTown Fitness.

Sponsors for the Opening Night 5K Run are: CentreTown Fitness, The Ohio Valley Runners’ Club, Main Street Bank, OVMC/EORH, WTRF-7, RRCA, TJ’s, The Intelligencer, Beyond Marketing, Clear Channel Radio, First Choice America, Hole ‘n Run, Pepsi Bottling Group, and Vocelli Pizza of Wheeling.

Opening Night is less than 40 days away.

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Nailers Re-Sign Shane Bakker



The Wheeling Nailers announced their tenth player signing of the 2014 offseason. Wheeling has signed forward Shane Bakker to an ECHL contract.

Bakker, 26, was claimed off of waivers by the Nailers on December 3rd, before making his professional debut in a Wheeling uniform three days later. Although his statistics didn’t jump off of the page in the early part of the season, Shane caught fire in February, accumulating four goals and eight points in 12 games, including a three-point performance in Reading on the 8th. That night, he netted the first two goals of his pro career, including a shorthanded marker. For the season, the Ottawa, ON native produced six goals, 12 assists, 18 points and 76 penalty minutes in 49 games.

Shane Baker Photo Credit - Wheeling Nailers

Shane Baker Photo Credit – Wheeling Nailers

“Shane Bakker is a big power forward with lots of potential, who has the ability to play both center and on the wing,” said Nailers Head Coach Clark Donatelli. “He made some big strides last season, gaining confidence, while playing to his strengths, using his speed, and taking the puck to the net. I am looking forward to seeing Shane’s game improve even more this season, while taking a leadership role as well,” he said.

Prior to turning pro, Bakker spent five seasons at Carleton University, where he recorded 17 goals, 31 assists, 48 points, and 398 penalty minutes in 121 games. His most productive year with the Ravens came during the 2011-12 campaign, when he totaled seven goals and 13 points, despite playing in just 20 contests. Shane also spent two seasons in the CJHL with the Orleans Blues and Nepean Raiders, tacking on 14 goals and 46 points in 88 games.

“I had a lot of fun in my first season with the Nailers last year, and it made me very happy to see that a lot of the core guys from that team are coming back,” Bakker said. “I got off to a bit of a slow start, as I was getting used to the league, but as time went on, I fell into a groove. I feel as though I learned the systems better, while learning more from Clark Donatelli, which led to me playing with more confidence, and that ultimately translated to a better second half,” he said.

Shane Bakker and the Wheeling Nailers will begin the 2014-15 season on Saturday, October 18th at 7:35, when they welcome the Reading Royals to WesBanco Arena.

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Nailers Announce Changes to Preseason Schedule



The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, have announced a pair of changes to their preseason schedule. Wheeling’s preseason game on Saturday, October 11th at Cincinnati has been cancelled. Instead, the Nailers will now battle the Cyclones on Sunday, October 12th at 5:05 at WesBanco Arena.

For the second straight season, the Nailers will play two preseason games at home, with both contests taking place against the Cincinnati Cyclones. The two sides will first collide on Friday, October 10th at 7:35, before meeting again on Sunday, October 12th at 5:05.

Season ticket holders will have tickets for both preseason games included in their 2014-15 package.

Opening Night for the Wheeling Nailers takes place on Saturday, October 18th at 7:35, when the Reading Royals visit WesBanco Arena.

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The Return Of Danny Carcillo?



The native of king city Ontario and a PensFans4Ever favorite Dan Carcillo has signed A PTO with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Carcillo a fan favorite with the WBS Penguins fans. Had a colorful career with WBS which included some highlight real goals and some highlight reel flights.

Dan was always interesting to watch when he was on the ice never a doll moment.
When Carcillo left the Penguins organization he went on to play for the Coyotes the Flyers the LA kings and the Blackhawks. The New York Rangers was his last stint during the 2013-14 season.

For more on this check the Pittsburgh Penguin web site

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