Samantha Pearl Wins ECHL Fan of the Year
Award Won in Memory of Samantha's Mom, Darlene Cooke, Who Passed Away in October
WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are excited to announce that Samantha Pearl has won ECHL Fan of the Year.
2019-20 was an emotional season for Samantha, as her mom, Darlene Cooke, passed away on October 23rd. Darlene was a Nailers season member and booster club member along with her husband Chris, and together, the two worked incredibly hard to support the team. Prior to Darlene's passing, she was visited by Nailers players Cam Brown and Yushiroh Hirano. In the game that followed on October 25th, the Nailers held a moment of silence in Darlene's memory, then everyone watched in awe, as Brown scored just 18 seconds into the contest, and Hirano capped off the 6-4 win by touching his heart and then pointing at Chris and Samantha.
"We are extremely proud of Samantha for winning this award," said Nailers Governor Don Rigby. "It was very special watching her and Chris this season, as they continued to give our team outstanding support, while carrying on in Darlene's memory."
Chris and Samantha continued their amazing support of the Nailers throughout the season, cheering on the team, treating all of the players and staff members like members of their family, and working to help the organization and the booster club with various activities.
"While many others in the competition deserved this win, I'm beyond grateful for winning Fan of the Year," Pearl said. "This is for my mom smiling from heaven, my dedicated stepdad, and all the supportive Nailer Nation voters that helped us along the way! Thank you!"
Fans were able to send nominations to the ECHL for the chance to win Fan of the Year, then the ECHL narrowed the field to 16 competitors for a bracket-style tournament. Fans from around the league then voted on each head-to-head match-up to determine a winner. Samantha defeated fans from Orlando, Toledo, and Newfoundland in the first three rounds, then staged a remarkable comeback to win the final over Allen.
Washington Wild Things Presents...
Wheeling Community Night
Summer is in full swing! Wheeling Night on Friday, June 7th will include the best Fireworks Show around.
Bring out the family, meet up with your friends and let's celebrate the Wheeling community.
2019 Chili Cook-Off
Nailers Ornament Decorating 2018
Have you ever wanted a piece of the Nailers to hang on your Christmas tree?
At our game December 16th these awesome hand crafted player ornaments will be raffled off, with all of the proceeds going to the Salvation Army.
Get your tickets to the game: https://bit.ly/2GcewDo
Teaching the way at WAHA Dec 4th #NailCity
Spike's Kid's Club At Coldstone
SPIKE'S KID'S CLUB
What a great time......
Spike's Kid's Club @ ColdStone 09/15/2018
RANDY STEPHENS JR. MEMORIAL GOLF SCRAMBLE
HOCKEY NIGHT @ THE WILDTHINGS
Awesome night for a ballgame! Phil Bourque, "The Old 29er" was in the house signing autographs, and all fan's received an Old 29er tee shirt. A HUGE thank you to all the Boosters who worked their hineys off to make tonight a tremendous success! Julia Sheets, Richard Chris Cooke, Darlene Cooke, Marty Mizer Pfeister, Richard Pfeister II, Jim Hench & Kim, Anthony Greiner, Carly Greiner, Robert Henry, Colin McGuinn, and Chris Marlin Sr.
WHEELING NIGHT @ THE WILD THINGS
Washington Wild Things hosted an awesome Wheeling Night with both the Nailer's Booster Club and Wheeling Nailers in attendance.
The Wheeling Nailers own DJ Abisalih was a guest announcer for an inning. Spike was definately a crowd pleaser, the prize wheel was a hit, and the fireworks were spectacular.
Want to be a part of this amazing Wheeling Nailers Booster Club? Click the "JOIN" link in the site menu above, or simply come to our monthly meeting this Monday July 9 at 6:30pm at DiCarlos in Wheeling. OR...join us next Saturday July 14 for hockey night at the Washington Wildthings game. Pregame tailgate party will be happening! Contact Brenda for tickets!!
The stage at Heritage Port in Wheeling was empty, but not anymore. Waterfront Wednesdays are now underway every Wednesday night.
The concert series, which is free, and will go on throughout the summer. They've got a little something for everybody, and organizers encourage
everyone to come check it out.
The Wheeling Nailers Boosters will have a booth every Wednesday so stop by and say hello! Try out our new "Pucklinko" game for only $1 and take home a great Nailers souvenir, guaranteed a winner ever time!
A lil chilly out Wednesday 6/6/18 but we had a great turnout
(Above) Nailers Boosters Jim Hench, saving the day on 6/13/18, Drying the band stage area with his leaf blower!
(Below) Jr. Nailers Boosters all smiles and showing off the new "Pucklinko" board on 6/13/18
Some of the sights at the Ogden Marathon 2018