The Wheeling Nailers are also feeling the holiday spirit.
Saturday night they granted one young man his wish to become a Nailer himself. Dominic Alexander of St. Clairsville beat Hodgkin’s Lymphoma back in July of this year, and is now in remission.
Saturday he was signed to a contract to join the team, and he even brought along a friend to act as his agent. Then, he sat on the bench during warm-ups before heading back into the locker room to read off the starting lineups.
One thing is for sure, with Dominic on the team, the Nailers are sure to win the ECHL title this season.