Fish Victorious in Regular Season Finale at Home - Defeat the Jackals 6-2!
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4/1/2011 - (Toledo, OH)-The Toledo Walleye defeated the Elmira Jackals 6-2 in the regular season home finale at the Huntington Center in front of 7,041 fans. The Walleye are now 33-32-6 on the season and are 16-17-3 at home this season. Toledo scored four unanswered goals to pick up the win.
Toledo wasted no time getting on the board first at the 3:46 mark of the first period. Andy Bohmbach took a pass from Mike Hedden and directed the puck behind Elmira goaltender Jared DeMichiel.
Tyler Doig poked in another for the Fish after taking a pass from Maxime Tanguay and putting the puck behind DeMichiel to give Toledo a 2-0 lead.
Walleye goaltender Joe Palmer stopped all 12 shots that were sent his way in the opening period. The Walleye had several quality scoring chances as the first came to a close.
Elmira would cut Toledo’s lead in half at 2:15 of the second period on a goal from Patrick Coulombe. The Jackals then tied the game up at 2-2 after Andrew Favot got a shot past Palmer.
Jason Lepine brought the Huntington Center to its feet shooting a puck behind DeMichiel to regain a 3-2 lead at 3:41.
Three minutes later, Evan Rankin took a feed from Hedden and lit the goal lamp to put the Fish up 4-2 in the second period.
With :56 seconds to go in the second, Hedden lifted a puck behind DeMichiel to give the Fish a 5-2 lead heading in to the third period. Bohmbach and Kyle Page picked up the assists on the goal.
At 6:35 of the third period. Tanguay found Scooter Smith in front of the Elmira net who put the puck past DeMichiel to extend the Walleye lead to 6-2.
-Walleye goaltender Joe Palmer made 37 saves picking up the victory. Palmer is 10-13-1 on the season.
-Forward Andy Bohmbach currently leads the team in points with 71 (27g, 44a).
-The Fish hit the road for the last game of the season tomorrow, Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 pm against the Wheeling Nailers. Tune in at 7 pm to Fox Sports Radio 1230 AM WCWA with Matt Melzak for all of the action.
-The Huntington Center saw 214,311 fans through the turnstiles this season to watch Walleye hockey.
-The Toledo Walleye would like to give our fans a huge thank you for all of their support this season! We look forward to another great season of Walleye hockey in October!
Game Story By: Samantha Hoot