Team Facts

1992-1993 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Wayne Cowley (G) 53 1964 Scarborough, ON, CAN 6'0" 185 L
Rod Houk (G) 50 1968 Regina, SK, CAN 5'8" 161 L
Francis Ouellette (G) 48 1970 Victoriaville, QC, CAN 5'10" 190 L
DEFENSEMEN
Claude Barthe (D) 48 1970 Sorel, QC, CAN 6'4" 236 R
Éric Brûlé (D) 48 1970 Victoriaville, QC, CAN 5'11" 190 L
Tony Burns (D) 47 1971 Duluth, MN, USA 6'2" 190 L
Tom Dion (D) 49 1969 Massena, NY, USA 5'11" 183 R
Rhys Hollyman (D) 48 1970 Willowdale, ON, CAN 6'3" 209 -
Alexandre Legault (D) 46 1971 Chicoutimi, QC, CAN 6'1" 205 R
Darcy Martini (D) 49 1969 Castlegar, BC, CAN 6'5" 225 L
Joel Oshiro Dyck (D) 47 1971 Lethbridge, AB, CAN 5'10" 172 R
Trevor Pochipinski (D) 50 1968 Prince Albert, SK, CAN 6'2" 194 R
Brent Pope (D) 45 1973 Hamilton, ON, CAN 6'2" 225 R
#7 Tim Roberts (D) 49 1969 Boston, MA, USA 6'2" 190 L
Darcy Simon (D) 48 1970 North Battleford, SK, CAN 6'1" 201 R
John Uniac (D) 47 1971 Stratford, ON, CAN 6'1" 92 R
Terry Virtue (D) 48 1970 Scarborough, ON, CAN 6'0" 198 R
Keith Whitmore (D) 47 1970 Sudbury, ON, CAN 5'10" 192 R
FORWARDS
Scott Allison (LW) 46 1972 St. Boniface, MB, CAN 6'4" 209 L
Dean Antos (C) 51 1967 Killam, AB, CAN 5'10" 172 R
Joël Blain (LW) 47 1971 Malartic, QC, CAN 5'10" 192 R
Derek DeCosty (C) 50 1968 Clarksville, TN, USA 5'11" 190 L
Devin Edgerton (C) 48 1970 Kindersley, SK, CAN 5'11" 174 L
Craig Ferguson (C) 48 1970 Castro Valley, CA, USA 6'0" 190 L
Robert Guillet (RW) 46 1972 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'11" 183 R
Tom Holdeman (RW) 48 1970 Columbus, IN, USA 6'2" 205 -
Ryan Kuwabara (RW) 46 1972 Hamilton, ON, CAN 6'0" 209 R
Justin Lafayette (C) 48 1970 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'6" 205 L
Kim Maier (LW) 47 1971 Estevan, SK, CAN 5'10" 79 R
Marc Rodgers (RW) 46 1972 Shawville, QC, CAN 5'11" 187 R
Yves Sarault (LW) 45 1972 Valleyfield, QC, CAN 6'0" 198 L
Darren Schwartz (LW) 50 1968 Kamsack, SK, CAN 5'11" 209 L
Trevor Senn (RW) 48 1970 Kindersley, SK, CAN 5'9" 181 R
Tim Tisdale (C) 50 1968 Shaunavon, SK, CAN 6'1" 86 R
Richie Walcott (RW) 48 1970 Grand Cache, AB, CAN 6'2" 225 R
Marty Yewchuk (C) 51 1967 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'1" 194 L
Position: G:2 D:10 F:15 | Av Age: 23.11 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 196 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name WesBanco Arena
  • Location Wheeling, WV, USA
  • Capacity 5 406
  • Construction Year 1977
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/11/2018
11/11/2018 Confirmed Leaving Eliot Grauer (F) Leaving for Unknown
10/27/2018
10/27/2018 Up/Down Joining Troy Josephs (F) Joining from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
10/23/2018
10/23/2018 Confirmed Leaving Evan Cowley (G) Leaving for Unknown
10/23/2018 Confirmed Leaving Christian Isackson (F) Leaving for Unknown
10/23/2018 Up/Down Joining John Muse (G) Joining from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
10/15/2018
10/15/2018 Confirmed Leaving Andrew Schmit (F) Leaving for Atlanta Gladiators
10/11/2018
10/11/2018 Confirmed Joining Robbie Hall (D) Joining from Evansville Thunderbolts
10/11/2018 Confirmed Joining Brad Drobot (F) Joining from Fayetteville Marksmen
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
Wheeling Thunderbirds
1992-1993 ECHL 64 40 - 16 - 8 314 223 88 1 Final loss
1993-1994 ECHL 68 38 - 23 - 7 327 289 83 8 Semifinal loss
1994-1995 ECHL 68 46 - 17 - 5 313 243 97 1 First round loss
1995-1996 ECHL 70 42 - 23 - 5 289 261 89 7 Quarterfinal loss
Wheeling Nailers
1996-1997 ECHL 70 36 - 29 - 5 298 291 77 13 First round loss
1997-1998 ECHL 70 37 - 24 - 9 255 255 83 7 Conference Final loss
1998-1999 ECHL 70 27 - 37 - 6 206 249 60 26 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 ECHL 70 25 - 40 - 5 202 246 55 25 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 ECHL 72 24 - 40 - 8 192 277 56 25 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 ECHL 72 36 - 32 - 4 213 208 76 20 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 ECHL 72 28 - 41 - 3 193 261 59 24 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 ECHL 72 51 - 17 - 4 259 188 106 2 Conference QF loss
2004-2005 ECHL 72 38 - 29 - 5 171 173 81 19 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 ECHL 72 45 - 21 - 6 247 186 96 7 Conference SF loss
2006-2007 ECHL 72 32 - 34 - 6 215 255 70 13 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 ECHL 72 22 - 43 - 7 186 284 51 15 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 ECHL 72 36 - 28 - 8 263 260 80 6 Conference QF loss
2009-2010 ECHL 72 33 - 32 - 7 240 249 73 10 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 ECHL 72 38 - 29 - 5 230 210 81 4 Conference Final loss
2011-2012 ECHL 72 37 - 26 - 9 219 202 83 6 Conference QF loss
2012-2013 ECHL 72 31 - 29 - 12 193 225 74 10 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 ECHL 72 39 - 27 - 6 216 196 84 2 -
2014-2015 ECHL 72 37 - 33 - 2 210 213 76 4 Division Semifinal loss
2015-2016 ECHL 72 37 - 26 - 9 214 211 83 2 Final loss
2016-2017 ECHL 72 34 - 30 - 8 244 239 76 5 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 ECHL 72 35 - 28 - 9 248 245 79 5 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 ECHL 9 2 - 6 - 1 21 31 5 6 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Paul Crowder (F) 2018-2019 Fife Flyers EIHL 17 11 17 28 10
2. Mathew Maione (D) 2018-2019 Dinamo Riga KHL 26 6 21 27 4
3. Stephen MacAulay (F) 2018-2019 Tölzer Löwen DEL2 17 10 13 23 16
4. David Gilbert (F) 2018-2019 HC Ceske Budejovice Czech2 22 8 15 23 16
5. Louke Oakley (F) 2018-2019 EK Zell am See AlpsHL 15 7 16 23 6
6. Jacob Lagacé (F) 2018-2019 Stavanger Oilers Norway 18 10 12 22 12
7. Garrett Meurs (F) 2018-2019 Ripley Wolves WOAA 9 14 7 21 10
8. Cody Wydo (F) 2018-2019 HC Thurgau NLB 16 12 9 21 0
9. Tim Crowder (F) 2018-2019 Coventry Blaze EIHL 15 8 13 21 4
10. Nick Petersen (F) 2018-2019 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 17 7 14 21 20
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tim Tisdale (F) 198 105 166 271
2. Darren Schwartz (F) 197 143 119 262
3. Steve Gibson (F) 191 126 126 252
4. Tim Roberts (D) 215 50 180 230
5. Sean Collins (F) 174 69 139 208
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Darren Schwartz (F) 197 143 119 262
2. Steve Gibson (F) 191 126 126 252
3. Tim Tisdale (F) 198 105 166 271
4. Derek DeCosty (F) 190 100 103 203
5. Vadim Slivchenko (F) 145 88 99 187
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tim Roberts (D) 215 50 180 230
2. Tim Tisdale (F) 198 105 166 271
3. Sean Collins (F) 174 69 139 208
4. Zack Torquato (F) 229 66 129 195
5. Steve Gibson (F) 191 126 126 252
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Stefan Brännare (F) 231 27 73 677
2. Matt Van Horlick (D) 172 17 44 675
3. T.J. Reynolds (D) 151 7 32 669
4. Brock Woods (D) 193 37 122 639
5. Darren Schwartz (F) 197 143 262 561
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Stefan Brännare (F) 231 27 46 73
2. Cliff Loya (D) 231 7 40 47
3. Zack Torquato (F) 229 66 129 195
4. Paul Cianfrini (D) 217 6 49 55
5. Tim Roberts (D) 215 50 180 230
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Devin Edgerton (F) 57 46 117 2.053
2. Robert Guillet (F) 15 16 30 2.000
3. Yves Sarault (F) 2 1 4 2.000
4. Paul Thompson (F) 1 1 2 2.000
5. Rob Sirianni (F) 18 17 33 1.833
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Devin Edgerton (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 57 46 71 117 2.05 34
2. Darren Schwartz (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 62 62 52 114 1.84 212
3. John Varga (F) 1996-1997 ECHL 66 56 45 101 1.53 84
4. Steve Gibson (F) 1995-1996 ECHL 70 42 53 95 1.36 54
5. Keli Corpse (F) 1995-1996 ECHL 63 32 62 94 1.49 40
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Darren Schwartz (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 62 62 52 114 1.84 212
2. John Varga (F) 1996-1997 ECHL 66 56 45 101 1.53 84
3. Darren Schwartz (F) 1993-1994 ECHL 67 54 38 92 1.37 201
4. Devin Edgerton (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 57 46 71 117 2.05 34
5. Bryan Ewing (F) 2008-2009 ECHL 67 43 48 91 1.36 56
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Devin Edgerton (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 57 46 71 117 2.05 34
2. Keli Corpse (F) 1995-1996 ECHL 63 32 62 94 1.49 40
3. Eric Royal (F) 1996-1997 ECHL 70 31 62 92 1.31 68
4. Tim Roberts (D) 1993-1994 ECHL 66 18 58 76 1.15 68
5. Tim Roberts (D) 1994-1995 ECHL 61 16 58 74 1.21 62
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. T.J. Reynolds (D) 2002-2003 ECHL 71 2 8 10 0.14 371
2. Jason Hamilton (D) 2000-2001 ECHL 41 2 2 4 0.10 333
3. Rob Trumbley (F) 1995-1996 ECHL 51 8 10 18 0.35 321
4. Bruce Watson (F) 2001-2002 ECHL 58 7 11 18 0.31 314
5. Trevor Senn (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 53 14 21 35 0.66 301
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 6'1" 192 lbs 24.71
2017-2018 6'1" 189 lbs 26.02
2016-2017 6'1" 190 lbs 26.09
2015-2016 6'0" 190 lbs 24.81
2014-2015 6'0" 194 lbs 24.86
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