Walleye win a wild one against Wheeling, 5-3!
11/10/2012 - (Toledo, OH)-Five different Walleye players tallied for the Walleye tonight, as they won their second straight game over the Wheeling Nailers, 5-3 at the Huntington Center on Saturday night. Toledo’s record improves to 6-5-0-1 overall this season and 3-3-0 on home ice.
Wheeling would open the scoring at 9:41 of the opening period after Stefan Chaput backhanded a shot behind Walleye goaltender Jordan Pearce.
Podge Turnbull answered for the Walleye by knocking a rebound past Wheeling goaltender Patrick Killeen. Turnbull slid Phil Rauch’s point shot past the Nailers’ net minder to pick up his first goal of the season. Forward Travis Novak also assisted on the goal that tied the game up at 1-1.
The Walleye outshot the Nailers during the first period by a total of 13-9.
Forward Max Campbell scored 6:47 into the second period after taking a perfect pass from Willie Coetzee. Campbell’s fourth goal of the year put Toledo ahead of the Nailers, 2-1.
The Nailers evened the game up at 2-2 at 14:16 of the middle period with Cody Wild putting a shot behind Pearce.
Toledo sent seven shots on goal for a two period total of 20.
Coetzee gave Toledo a 3-2 lead just :16 into the third period after sliding the puck past Killeen. Novak assisted on Coetzee’s fifth goal of the year.
Wheeling would tie the game up once again, with Cody Chupp evening the score at 3-3, 6:52 into the third period.
Andrej Nestrasil put the Walleye back on top 4-3 after he shot the puck behind Killeen. Kyle Rogers picked up the lone assist on the go-ahead goal for Toledo at 8:04 of the third period.
Forward Randy Rowe wrapped up the scoring at 12:13 of the final period. Rogers and Nestrasil collected the assists on Rowe’s power play goal for the Walleye, giving Toledo a 5-3 win.
-Walleye goaltender Jordan Pearce picked up the win, stopping 21 of 24 shots on goal and is 2-1-0 this season.
-Willie Coetzee leads the team in points with 11 (5g, 6a).
-Eight different Walleye players registered points in tonight's game.
-Toledo went 1 for 3 on the power play tonight.
-Toledo hits the ice at the Huntington Center tomorrow afternoon at 5:05 p.m. to take on the South Carolina Stingrays on Veterans Appreciation Night with the Walleye, presented by Hickory Farms. Fans can call 419-725-9255 or visit the Huntington Center box office for ticket information.
Game Story By: Samantha Hoot