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Monday, March 6th
Walleye News and Notes

Pink in the rink sweep: After a Tuesday night defeat in Cincinnati, the Walleye rebounded with a pair of wins at home over Kalamazoo and Brampton. Evan Rankin scored just 29 seconds into the first period and Jake Paterson’s 34 saves led Toledo to a 3-0 win over the KWings Saturday. Sunday, Simon Denis scored once with an assist to lead the Walleye to a 3-2 victory.

The "Pink Power" jerseys scored a victory for NW Ohio Susan G. Komen and Walleye Wishing Well. The auction and raffle brought in $32,930 setting a new record. Thank you fans! Playoff spot secured: The win Saturday for Toledo clinched a playoff berth for Toledo for the third straight season. The Walleye are the first team this year to punch a ticket to the big dance which starts in April. Toledo leads the ECHL with 41 wins on the season. Paterson shuts down KWings to collect records: With his 34 save performance Saturday, Jake Paterson set multiple Toledo ECHL records. The first was breaking the career shutout mark with his 8th snapping the tie he had with current teammate Jeff Lerg who has 7. The second was his 6th shutout of this season which is now one more than David Goverde (5) had during the 1995-96 season with the Toledo Storm. The six shutout wins are tied with Riley Gill of Allen for the most this year in the ECHL. Ahead of the record pace: This year's team has 85 points and 41 wins through 57 games played this year which is ahead of the 2014-15 team (38-13-6) that won a Toledo ECHL record 50 games. Number 17: The 8,300 fans at the Huntington Center on Saturday marks the 17th sellout crowd of the season for the Walleye and it is just one shy of last year's record 18 sellouts. Toledo is averaging a staggering 7,220 per contest which is the second-most in the ECHL this season. Rivals highlight three game weekend: A road three in three weekend is ahead for the Walleye as they start with back to back games in Kalamazoo Friday and Saturday nights. Toledo is 5-2-1 against the KWings this year. Sunday completes the weekend with the final meeting of the year for Toledo against Wheeling. The Walleye have a 5-3-1 edge over the Nailers this year.

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