WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced a transaction, which takes effect immediately. Wheeling has loaned forward Garrett Meurs to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.
Meurs, 25, is playing in his fifth professional season, and has had great offensive success during his time in Wheeling. Garrett currently ranks second on the team with 36 points in 37 games, having accumulated 15 goals and 21 assists. Some of his brighter moments of the year include a pair of four-point games (one of which occurred on his birthday), two overtime goals, three multi-goal games, and a selection as ECHL Player of the Week during the first week of the campaign. The Ripley, Ontario native has appeared in 108 games with the Nailers since the start of last season, piling up 40 goals, 51 assists, 91 points, and 213 penalty minutes. He played in one AHL game with the Milwaukee Admirals last season, and has also seen time with the Lake Erie Monsters and San Antonio Rampage during his AHL career. In 277 career games as a pro, Meurs has totaled 76 goals, 86 assists, 162 points, and 407 penalty minutes.
The Manitoba Moose (affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets) currently own the second best record in the AHL, at 26-9-5, and will play host to the Texas Stars on Saturday night.
The Nailers will continue their road swing through New England with road games against the Worcester Railers on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 7:05 and 3:05 respectively. Wheeling will then return to WesBanco Arena for a seven-game homestand, starting on January 24th with a WesBanco Winning Wednesday against the Kalamazoo Wings. Highlight games during the homestand include Princesses & Pirates Night on January 27th, Faith & Family Night on January 28th, and 90's Night on February 2nd, starring Alfonso Ribeiro. To purchase tickets, or to get more information about season tickets, flex plans, group tickets, and more, call (304) 234-GOAL.