WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are excited to announce that Troy Josephs has been selected as Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week for the week of November 12-18.
Josephs, 24, had an outstanding week for the Nailers, who posted a 3-1-0 record, as they climbed into fourth place in the Central Division. Troy started the week with the team's lone goal on Tuesday morning in a 2-1 defeat against Toledo. On Friday night, the second year forward netted his second career hat trick, scoring the first three goals of the contest, as Wheeling opened a three-game road trip with a 4-1 triumph in Jacksonville. After being held off of the scoresheet during Saturday's 4-1 win at South Carolina, Josephs had another strong outing on Sunday, scoring twice, while assisting on Nick Saracino's overtime winner, as the Nailers edged Greenville, 5-4.
The Whitby, Ontario native started the 2018-19 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, before joining the Nailers on October 27th. During that time, he has posted electric numbers, as his 11 goals rank second in the ECHL. Josephs has been almost a point-per-game player in his career with Wheeling, amassing 27 goals, 23 assists, and 50 points in 53 matches.
This is the first time that Josephs has been chosen as Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week. The last Wheeling player to earn the honor was Garrett Meurs during the opening week of the 2017-18 campaign. At least one member of the Nailers has earned Player of the Week honors in six consecutive seasons.
On behalf of Josephs, a case of pucks will be donated to the Wheeling Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) by Inglasco, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Inglasco has donated more than 39,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
The Nailers begin a three-game homestand on Wednesday night, when they play host to the Reading Royals at 7:05. Thanksgiving Eve is also Marvel Super Hero Night, which features special jerseys as well as appearances by Marvel characters. $2 beers will also be available on Wednesday, and fans can bring their tickets to Generations for free admission after the game. Family Four Packs are also available thanks to WTRF-7, as fans can get four tickets, four hats, and four McDonald's Meal Vouchers for $60. The Wheeling Nailers, considered one of the top things to do in Wheeling, West Virginia, provide affordable family entertainment for fans throughout the Ohio Valley. For information on season tickets, group tickets, flex plans, and more, call (304) 234-GOAL.