Walleye drop weekend finale to the Stingrays, 2-1
11/11/2012 - (Toledo, OH)-Luke Glendening scored the lone goal for the Walleye as they fell to the South Carolina Stingrays 2-1 at the Huntington Center on Sunday night. Toledo is now 6-6-0-1 overall this season and stands at 3-4-0 at home.
South Carolina jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead at the 6:23 mark of the first period. Matthew Pistilli jumped on a puck in front of Walleye goaltender Kent Simpson and put a shot into the net.
Toledo was unable to get a shot behind South Carolina goaltender Shawn Hunwick, who saved all 17 shots on goal he faced.
The Stingrays extended their lead to 2-0 at 12:10 of the second period after Dylan Clarke slid a backhander past Simpson.
The Walleye sent 10 shots at Hunwick for a two period total of 27.
Forward Luke Glendening would put home a goal to pull the Walleye within a goal at 6:11 of the third period. Glendening finished off Cody Lampl’s push to the net, getting the rebound past Hunwick. The second assist on the goal went to Wes O’Neill.
-Toledo goaltender Kent Simpson stopped 21 of 23 shots on goal and is 2-4-0-1 on the season.
-Toledo sent 45 shots on goal, the most they have registered so far this season.
-The Walleye return home on Saturday, 11/17 when they face off against the Wheeling Nailers with the puck dropping at 7:05 p.m. Former Detroit Red Wings right winger Joey Kocur will be at the game signing autographs on the main concourse. Fans can order tickets online at www.toledowalleye.com, visit the Huntington Center box office or by phone at 419-725-9255.
Game Story By: Samantha Hoot