The Wheeling Nailers defeated the Reading Royals, 4-1, on Wednesday night at Santander Arena. It's the Royals second loss to the Nailers in less than a week.

Wheeling scored three unanswered goals through the first three periods. Reading got on the board early in the third, when T.J. Syner found Brandon Blandina on the doorstep to convert a pretty shorthanded goal.

Reading will be on the road this coming weekend, making stops in Gwinnett and Greenville.