Overtime victors: Toledo was able to defeat the Fort Wayne Komets 5-4 Tuesday morning when Tyson Spink scored his second overtime game-winning goal of the season 2:50 in.
A new record start: The win on Tuesday pushed the Walleye record to 16-3-0 which is the best 19 game record in Walleye history and also in Toledo ECHL history (dating back to 1991 with the Storm). In 2014-15, Toledo was 14-3-2 at this point. The 1995-96 Storm team was 15-3-1 through 19 contests as well as the 2002-03 Storm.
Morning sellout: For the sixth time in nine home games this year the Walleye have seen a standing room only crowd as 7,500 (mostly students) entered the Huntington Center for the Tuesday morning game. The sixth sellout of the season improved Toledo’s average attendance to 7,052 per game which is the second most in the ECHL.
Tying a record: Tuesday’s win pushed Toledo’s winning streak to eight consecutive games. That ties the Walleye record for consecutive wins that was set December 11 through December 29, 2009 during the first year of Walleye hockey.
Offense and defense: Toledo continues to lead the ECHL averaging 4.47 goals per contest and is also top five in defense allowing just 2.63 per game (tied 3rd with South Carolina).
Closing in on records: Evan Rankin picked up his 175th point in a Toledo uniform on Tuesday and is just two points of tying Kyle Rogers (177) for the most points in Walleye history. Shane Berschbach had an assist on Tuesday, the 106th of his Walleye career which brings him to within two of Rogers career 108.
Long long travel: The Walleye have gone on the longest mileage trip in Walleye history heading 3,853 miles to Anchorage for this three game weekend set. Toledo will make a stop in Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Grizzlies next week before returning home.
Believe it or not: Back in 2005, the Alaska Aces made a trip into Toledo to take on the Storm. The only meeting ever between the two cities went to Alaska that day 6-2.
Aces rolling too: Alaska enters today's game riding an 8 game unbeaten streak at 6-0-2 with a great home record of 6-2-1. The two losses past regulation came this past weekend in Idaho 2-1 in OT Friday and 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday. The Aces have the leagues 3rd leading scorer in Peter Sivak with 27 points (15G, 12A) in 19 games.