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Thank you for a wonderful 2017-18 Walleye season

Thank you for a wonderful 2017-18 Walleye season

So many great moments, and so many great memories were made! Thank you for helping to make the 2017-18 Toledo Walleye season one for the ages.

Our support continues to grow, as the Toledo Walleye set new team attendance marks:

  • Most sellouts in a single season (28)
  • Highest total attendance for a single season (273,613)
  • Highest average attendance per game (7,600)

Add in two home playoff sellouts and 35,916 fans for five home playoff games, and our season attendance topped the 300,000 mark!

Thanks also to everyone who participated in our fundraisers, helping to raise more than $152,000 for various charities. That included our theme night jersey auctions and raffles:

  • Star Wars: $13,150 - Charity partner: The Ability Center of Greater Toledo
  • Harry Potter: $28,150 – Charity partner: Adopt America Network
  • Goaldiggers: $36,191 – Charity partners: City Mission of Findlay, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Epilepsy Center of NW Ohio
  • Zombie: $32,925 – Charity partner: American Red Cross of NW Ohio

In total, we provided more than $375,000 to local charities!

On the ice, the Walleye were busy breaking various team and franchise records:

Walleye Records Achieved During 2017-18 Season

  • Most Home Wins (28)
  • Fewest Goals Allowed (170)
  • Longest Road Winning Streak 8 games (February 27, 2018 through end of season)
  • Longest Home unbeaten Streak 16 games (January 6 through March 11, 2018)
  • Longest Goaltender Winning Streak 10 games (Pat Nagle, January 27 through March 3, 2018)
  • Longest Goaltender Unbeaten Streak 16 games (Pat Nagle, January 27 through March 24, 2018)
  • Most Goaltender Wins at 37 (Pat Nagle)
  • Most Goaltender Appearances at 50 (Pat Nagle)
  • Most Saves at 1,3017 (Pat Nagle)
  • Highest Career Plus/Minus at +61 (Shane Berschbach)
  • Most Career Points by Defenseman at 90 (Simon Denis)
  • Most Assists by Defenseman in Career at 69 (Simon Denis)
  • Lowest Career GAA at 2.23 (Pat Nagle)
  • Highest Career Save Percentage at .924 (Pat Nagle)
  • Most Coaching Wins in two-year period at 101 (Dan Watson)

Walleye Records Tied

  • Longest Home Winning Streak (13)
  • Consecutive Game Assist Streak 9 Games (Simon Denis, February 24, 2018 through end of season)
  • Most First Goals (Kyle Bonis)
  • Most Games Played in a season at 72 (Ryan Obuchowski)
  • Most Career Game-Winning Goals at 16 (Kyle Bonis)

Toledo ECHL Records Achieved (Storm/Walleye Combined)

  • Fewest Goals Allowed by Team (170)
  • Most Goaltender Wins Single Season (37, Pat Nagle)

Toledo ECHL Records Tied (Storm/Walleye Combined)

  • Longest Road Winning Streak (8 Games)
  • Longest Goaltender Winning Streak (Pat Nagle, 10 Games)
  • Most Games Played single season (72, Ryan Obuchowski)

 

The countdown is already on for the start of the 2018-19 season, with Opening Night at the Huntington Center on Saturday, October 27.