Team Logo. The Wheeling Thunderbirds were a team in the ECHL. They made the playoffs in every season under this name, but lost their only finals appearance. In 1996 they changed their name to the Wheeling Nailers. Retrieved from "https://prosportsteams.fandom.com/wiki/Wheeling_Thunderbirds?oldid=11106" Categories: Former ECHL Teams Teams in West Virginia Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.