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Game Notes for 3.30.12 at Cincinnati

Game Preview: Toledo and Cincinnati meet today for the final time this year. The Walleye have a record of 6-4-2 against the Cyclones this season. Cincinnati defeated Toledo 4-3 in a shootout in the last meeting on March 4th in Toledo. The Cyclones have outscored the Walleye 4...

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Walleye Get Rufenach and Fournier Back From Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday assigned defenseman Bryan Rufenach to the ECHLs Toledo Walleye. Additionally, the Detroit Red Wings today reassigned defenseman Gleason Fournier to the Walleye from the Griffins. Rufenach, 22, has recorded two assists and 11 penalty minutes in 13 contests with Grand Rapids this season....

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Game Notes for 3.28.12 vs. Kalamazoo

Game Preview: This is lucky number 13 in meetings of the season between these division rivals. Toledo has a record of 5-5-0-2 against the Wings this season, but is just 0-2-0-2 in games played in Toledo. Kalamazoo has outscored Toledo 49-30 in the season series...

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Game Notes for 3.24.12 va. Elmira

Game Preview: This is the third and final meeting of the season between Toledo and Elmira. Toledo is 7-7-0 All-Time against the Jackals, including 0-2-0 this season. Elmira has outshot the Walleye 52-42 in the two games this season. Both teams have exactly 1,079 penalty minutes collected...

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Game Notes for 3.23.12 against Elmira

Game Preview: This is just the second meeting this season between Toledo and Elmira. The two teams met in Elmira on March 10th, with the Jackals besting Toledo 5-1 that night. Forward Kris Belan scored his first professional goal in that contest. Elmira boasts the 5th best penalty...

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David Gilbert assigned to Toledo

Rockford, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Wednesday that the National Hockey League club has reassigned winger David Gilbert from the American Hockey Leagues Rockford IceHogs to the Toledo Walleye (ECHL). Additionally, the IceHogs have released forward Marc-Olivier Vallerand from his professional try-out (PTO). In 28 games with Rockford this...

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Walleye Sign May

(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Walleye and Head Coach Nick Vitucci announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward John May. May is expected to be in the lineup today as the Walleye host the Kalamazoo Wings. May, the native of Livonia, Michigan appeared in six games...

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Game Notes for 3.17.12 at Kalamazoo

Game Preview: Toledo and Kalamazoo meet today for the eleventh time this season. Toledo is 4-4-2 this year against the Wings, including 4-3-0 at Kalamazoo. The Wings have outscored the Walleye 37-25 on the season, but Toledo has outshot Kalamazoo 328-315. The Walleye won 3-1 on...

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Walleye Add Defenseman

(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Walleye and Head Coach Nick Vitucci announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defensemen Cameron Cooper. Cooper is expected to join Toledo in Chicago and play tonight. Cooper joins Toledo after completing his senior season at Minnesota State, where he was an...

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Good Day To Be A Former Walleye Netminder

The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled goaltender Carter Hutton from the American Hockey Leagues Rockford IceHogs. Hutton, 26, has compiled a 17-9-3 record with two shutouts and a .915 save percentage in 32 regular-season tilts with the IceHogs this year and also made 14 appearances with the ECHLs Toledo Walleye. Since signing a one-year...

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Game Notes for 3.16.12 at Chicago

Today's Game: The Toledo Walleye are in Chicago to take on the Express. This is the twelfth meeting of the season between these division rivals. The Matchup: Toledo is 7-4-0 against the Express this season. The Walleye won the last meeting 4-3 in a shootout...

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Toews Placed On Injured Reserve

(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Walleye and Head Coach Nick Vitucci announced today that forward David Toews (TAYVZ) has been place on injured reserve. Toews was injured during a collision in the first period of yesterdays game in Wheeling. A timetable for his return to the Walleye lineup has not...

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Game Notes for 3.11.12 at Wheeling

Today's Game: The Toledo Walleye are in Wheeling to take on the Nailers for the ninth and final time this season. The Matchup: Toledo is 3-4-1 against the Nailers this season. Wheeling has outscored Toledo so far this season 23-17 and outshot the Walleye 246-194....

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David Gilbert recalled by Rockford

GILBERT RECALLED FROM TOLEDO Rockford, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks announced that the National Hockey League club has reassigned winger David Gilbert to the American Hockey Leagues Rockford IceHogs from the Toledo Walleye (ECHL). In 23 games with Rockford this season, Gilbert has a goal and four assists. Chicagos seventh round...

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Game Notes for 3.9.12 at Reading

Today's Game: The Toledo Walleye are in Reading to take on the Royals. This game starts a season high six game road trip for the Walleye. The Matchup: Toledo is 2-1-0 this season against the Royals. Tonight is the final meeting this between the two....

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Walleye Sign Two Defensemen

(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Walleye and Head Coach Nick Vitucci announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defensemen Bryan Main and Steve Miller. Main just completed his college career with St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada. The native of Greenfield Park, Quebec appeared in a...

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Walleye Ink Kris Belan

(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Walleye and Head Coach Nick Vitucci announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Kris Belan (bee-lan). Belan, a native of Florence, Ontario, has spent the last five years playing college hockey at the University of Guelph. The team captain this past...

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Congrats to Jordan Pearce

Former Walleye goaltender Jordan Pearce was recalled by the Detroit Red Wings today. He becomes the second Walleye player to make it to the NHL. Goaltender Thomas McCollum played in one game with the Red Wings during the 2010-11 season. Pearce has appeared in a total of 47 games with Toledo...

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Rufenach back to Toledo

(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Walleye and Head Coach Nick Vitucci announced today that defenseman Bryan Rufenach has been reassigned to Toledo from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. Rufenach returns to Toledo after being recalled by the Griffins yesterday. The first year defenseman is tied for...

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Game Notes for 3.2.12 vs. Wheeling

Game Preview: This is the eighth meeting of the season between these former division rivals. Toledo is 2-4-1 against Wheeling so far this season. Wheeling has outscored Toledo 21-14 and has outshot the Walleye 210-169 in the season series. The Walleye have stopped just 18 of the 24 power...

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Walleye Sign Derek Brochu

(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Walleye and Head Coach Nick Vitucci announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Derek Brochu (broh-shoo). The forward is expected to play tonight for Toledo against Wheeling. Brochu, a native of Welland, Ontario, just finished his college career at Brock University...

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