March 14, 2017
Offense leads to two road wins: After dropping the first game of the weekend 3-1 in Kalamazoo the Walleye offense exploded for 12 goals on Saturday and Sunday. Evan Rankin scored with an assist Saturday to lead the Walleye to a 6-1 win over the Wings. Sunday, Zach Nastasiuk scored just 28 seconds into the game and also added a shorthanded goal for the Walleye to win in Wheeling 6-3.
New Walleye single season record: Shane Berschbach bested his own record by collecting his 49th assist of the season in Sunday’s 6-3 win at Wheeling. Berschbach held the previous record of 48 that he collected in the 2014-15 season.
Closing on the best road mark: With two more road wins this past weekend, the Walleye are just one victory shy of the single-season record for road wins which is 24 set in the 2014-15 season (24-9-3). Toledo has three games still to come this season.
Ahead of the record pace: This year's team has 89 points and 43 wins through 60 games played this year which is ahead of the 2014-15 team (41-13-6) that won a Toledo ECHL record 50 games.
As the weekend goes: Toledo gets better as the weekend days go by starting with a record of 11-7-1 on Fridays. On Saturday Toledo has a record of 15-3-1 followed by a 9-1-0 Sunday mark.
Back at home for the rest of the month: Toledo finishes off March with a seven-game home stand starting Wednesday night against Brampton. Wednesday is the final meeting of the season between the Walleye and Beast with the Walleye owning a 6-2-1 record vs. the Beast. Saturday and Sunday are the first ever meetings for Toledo and Tulsa.
Promotions: Saturday and Sunday come celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend with the Walleye. Sunday features a special guest at the Huntington Center as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be on hand for the Walleye game vs. Tulsa brought to you by Buckeye Broadband and Meijer. Following Sunday’s game, fans can open skate on the Huntington Center ice.