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SPIKE

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  • Species: Yellow Walleye
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: Taller than most
  • Weight: Big around the belly
  • Birth date: July 27, 2009
  • Birth place: The Maumee River
  • Residence: The Pond, Huntington Center
  • Favorite Movies: Finding Nemo & The Mighty Ducks
  • Favorite Songs: 'The Hockey Song' by Stompin' Tom Connors, 'Take On Me' by Reel Big Fish, and 'What I like About You' by the Romantics
  • Favorite Food: Worms
  • Hobbies: Cheering on the Walleye hockey team, playing hockey, dancing, writing poetry, and reading
  • Favorite Books: 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish' by Dr. Suess and 'Z is for Zamboni' by Matt Napier
  • Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

How Spike Got His Name

The term "spike walleye" has been used to describe walleye that are about the diameter of a railroad spike (though perhaps a bit longer). These younger fish are below the 15" minimum size for a "keeper" walleye, but they are scrappy enough to take on fishing lures meant for the larger walleye. In a year or two, they will grow to adult size.

Using suggestions from a 'Name the Mascot' contest, Walleye staff members narrowed the list down to three choices. Those choices were presented at four local schools. The children had a chance to view photos of the mascots and vote for their favorite name. Spike was, by far, the most popular choice among the kids, garnering about 75% of the votes!

Comments from the children included:

  • "He has a spikey fin on the top of his head"
  • "He looks like his name would be Spike"
  • "Spike is a cool name"

 

CATTRICK

INVITE CATTRICK TO APPEAR AT YOUR NEXT EVENT!

  • Species: Feline
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: Big around the belly
  • Birth date: October 18, 2009
  • Residence: The Alley, Huntington Center
  • Favorite Movies: Cats: The Musical, The Aristocats
  • Favorite Food: Fish! I like nibbling on Walleye!
  • Hobbies: Fishing, heckling the opponents of the Toledo Walleye, pulling pranks, and napping
  • Favorite Books: 'The Cat in the Hat' by Dr. Suess, 'Just Fishing with Grandma' by Mercer and Gina Mayer
  • Favorite Quote: "Fishing is fun, but only when the cat has won!" - CatTrick

When Spike and CatTrick aren’t busy chasing each other around, they appear at over 250 public events annually.  You can have a private Spike or CatTrick appearance at your next special event by submitting a request below.

 

BOOK A MASCOT FOR YOUR EVENT

When Spike and CatTrick aren’t busy chasing each other around, they appear at over 250 public events annually.  You can have a private Spike or CatTrick appearance at your next special event by submitting an online request.

 

WALLEYE NAMESAKE

The official mascot of the Toledo Walleye Hockey Club is Wally The Walleye™. Walleye are freshwater fish, known for their excellent vision, speed and elusiveness. They are relatively large and predatory, and eat crayfish, minnows and yellow perch when in the wild.

Wally makes his home at the Lake Erie Exhibit in the Toledo Zoo's Aquarium and fans are encouraged to visit him year round. The easiest way to spot Wally is the white spot located on his caudal fin. More information on the Toledo Zoo can be found at www.toledozoo.org.