The Wheeling Nailers defended their home ice perfectly over the weekend, as they swept a pair of games from the Reading Royals. Stefan Chaput helped the Nailers to their second win, scoring the tying goal in the third period, before netting one in the shootout as well. Patrick Killeen stopped 38 of 40 shots during the game, then another four in the shootout, as Wheeling skated away on top, 3-2.
The first period started off with a bang, as Reading’s Scott Wietecha scored on a wrist shot from the blueline, eleven seconds in. With 2:53 remaining in the frame, Philippe Lefebvre scored an equalizing goal, sliding in a backhander from the bottom of the right circle. Lefebvre’s first tally as a Nailer was assisted by Cody Chupp and Paul Cianfrini.