Watson leads a dandy start: Toledo is 4-1-0 in the first five games of the season, which is the best five game stretch to open a season in Walleye history. The Walleye rocketed to a 3-1-1 start last year on their way to a 47 win season.
Home magic: Once again the home opener was a smashing success seeing 8,000 fans enter the Huntington Center. Since starting play in 2009 every home opener has been a sellout crowd and all of those have been standing room only crowds of at least 8,000.
Spink shoots, Spink scores: Forward Tyson Spink had himself quite a night scoring four times and his last goal sent the fans home happy in overtime to finish the win. It was the first time that the Walleye have had a hat trick scored in the first home game. The big night for Tyson (4G, 3A) has him second in the ECHL scoring race behind only his teammate Kyle Bonis who has 8 points (5G, 3A).
Leading the Way: Toledo leads the ECHL averaging 5 goals scored per contest. Forward Kyle Bonis has scored a league best five goals this season. Tyson Spink has seven points (4G, 3A) to lead all first year players.
Back on the road again: After opening up the Huntington Center for the first time this past Saturday, the Walleye have hopped on the bus again arriving in Norfolk, Virginia. It has been a road start to this year with Toledo playing ten of the first twelve games on the road.
Toledo vs. Norfolk: Tonight is the first time that the Walleye will play in Norfolk, Virginia. The two teams play a total of three games with Admirals coming to Toledo on March 26, 2017. The two teams played just one time last year, with Toledo taking a 2-1 overtime win on a Beau Schmitz goal.
Norfolk trying to find offense: The Admirals are out to a 1-4-0 start with just five goals scored in the five games played. Norfolk shut down Elmira 2-0 last Saturday. Goaltender Eetu Laurikainen posted 24 saves in the shutout victory.