Walleye pound the Nailers 6-1 in Toledo!
11/17/2012 - (Toledo, OH)-Willie Coetzee and Luke Glendening each scored twice for Toledo, as the Walleye pounded the Wheeling Nailers for a 6-1 win at the Huntington Center on Saturday night. The Walleye extended their record to 8-6-0-1 overall and 4-4-0 on home ice.
Toledo would waste no time getting on the board, scoring just :58 into the game. Captain Kyle Rogers took a great pass from Randy Rowe and rifled a snap shot behind Wheeling goaltender Patrick Killeen. Joey Ryan recorded the second assist on the goal.
The Walleye would add another goal at 4:16 of the period. Byron Froese lifted a shot behind Killeen after taking a pass from Andrej Nestrasil. Goaltender Kent Simpson also picked up an assist on Toledo’s second goal of the night.
Willie Coetzee extended Toledo’s lead to 3-0 after he had a goal go in off of a Wheeling defenseman’s stick. Max Campbell gathered the lone assist on the tally.
Simpson saved all six of the shots he faced during that period.
Luke Glendening lit the lamp 1:18 into the second period to give Toledo a 4-0 lead. Defenseman Ben Youds assisted on Glendening’s seventh goal of the year.
Simpson kept Wheeling off the board for a second straight period, stopping 10 shots on goal.
Glendening tacked on another quick goal as he backhanded the puck behind Killeen to make the score 5-0. The unassisted, shorthanded goal came 1:09 into the third period.
Toledo would bring the Huntington Center to its feet again at 5:30 of the period after Coetzee took a pass from Joey Martin and fired a slap shot behind Killeen. Coetzee’s seventh of the year extended the Walleye’s lead to 6-0.
Wheeling would pick up its only goal of the game with 1:48 left to play in the game; giving Toledo a 6-1 victory.
-Walleye goaltender Kent Simpson stopped 23 of 24 shots on goal and is now 3-4-0-1 on the season.
-Joey Martin extended his point streak to three games.
-The six goals in tonight’s game was a season high for the Walleye.
-Eleven Walleye players picked up points in tonight’s game.
-The Walleye return home on Friday, November 23 at 7:05 p.m. to take on the Cincinnati Cyclones. Former Cleveland Browns football legend Hanford Dixon will be at the game to meet fans. For ticket information, fans can visit the Huntington Center box office, call 419-725-9255 or log on to www.toledowalleye.com.
Game Story By: Samantha Hoot