WHEELING, W.V. — The Wheeling Nailers took on the Brampton Beast on Friday night in the first night of their series in Wheeling. The Beast have two Robert Morris University Alumni on their roster, Scott Jacklin and Tyson Wilson. Jacklin took the ice sports the #8 jersey, while Tyson Wilson was scratched for this match up.
As the puck dropped, so did the gloves for Stefan Fournier for Brampton and Jeremy Beirnes for Wheeling, who both headed to the box for fighting 1 second into the game. Just 1:43 into the game, got the Nailers on the board with a shot from Garrett Meurs. Brampton answered with a goal from Nathan Todd, and scored once more before the end of the period giving the Beast a 2-1 lead. Nathan Todd scored his second of the game in the second period, giving the Beast a 3-1 lead. The Beast would take the game 3-1.
The Wheeling Nailers and Brampton Beast will duel it out tomorrow at the Wesbanco Arena in Wheeling at 7:05 p.m.
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Adam Morrison settles into net during starting line up.
Stefan Fournier of Brampton and Jeremy Beirnes of Wheeling drop the gloves 1 second into the game.
Alex Foster watches as Brandon Marino gets a puck past Adam Morrison.
Adam Morrison deflects a shot from Luc-Olivier Blain.
Dylan Zink leaps to knock the puck out of the air during the second period.
Reid Gardiner takes a shove from Reggie Traccitto.
Matt Petgrave knocks Dylan Zink to the ice during the second period.
Marcus Hogberg dives to make a save for Brampton during the second period.
Zach Tolkinen dives to block the puck during the third period.
Dan Milan and Kevin Dufour watch as Adam Morrison dives to stop the puck during the third period.
Scott Jacklin falls on his back after running into Troy Josephs and getting hit by Nick Sorkin.
Garrett Meurs gets called for a penalty after hitting Brandon MacLean, but doesn’t agree.