Anthony Luciani, Joe Basaraba, Will Merchant and Brian Nugent each scored, and Idaho beat the Wheeling (West Virginia) Nailers 4-1 in an ECHL hockey game at CenturyLink Arena on Wednesday night.
Goalie Landon Bow stopped 25-of-26 shots for Idaho (25-16-7), which snapped a six-game losing streak. The Steelheads’ last win was Jan. 22 at Tulsa, and they last won at home Jan. 13 against Colorado.
Idaho and Wheeling resume their series at 7:10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at CenturyLink Arena.
▪ Earlier Wednesday, the Steelheads announced they have acquired ECHL All-Star defenseman Aaron Harstad, 24, from the Norfolk Admirals in exchange for forward Brady Vail. Vail heads to the Admirals after Idaho acquired him Tuesday in a trade that sent forwards Travis Ewanyk and Colin Mulvey to the Fort Wayne Komets. Ewanyk appeared in 46 games this season with Idaho, scoring 16 goals and collecting 37 points.