Walleye Watch: Toledo hosts Adirondack in special morning game

By Mark Monroe / The Blade /
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:29:41 GMT

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Here is a look at the Toledo Walleye’s next home game at the Huntington Center.

Who: Toledo (11-6-1) vs. Adirondack (19-9-2)

When: Wednesday, 10:35 a.m.


Radio: 1230 AM

Breakdown: The second of two School Education Day games as young students from across the area will fill the Huntington Center. ...At the quarter point of the season, the Walleye are in second place in the Central Division with 23 points, five points behind both Fort Wayne and Cincinnati. … Adirondack is in fourth in the North (22 points). … Toledo opens a tough stretch of four games in five days, including three at home. The Walleye host Brampton on Friday and Cincinnati on Saturday. … The Walleye (4-0-1 at home and 7-6-0 on the road) are 5-5 in their last 10 games and have won two in a row. … No. 1 goaltender Pat Nagle remains called up to Grand Rapids of the AHL. G Filip Larsson has been reassigned to Toledo from Grand Rapids. The 21-year-old from Sweden was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL draft by the Red Wings. He has a 2-5-0 record with a 4.01 goals-against average and .843 save percentage in seven games for the Griffins. Toledo's second-year G Kaden Fulcher remains on injured reserve. Rookie G Billy Christopolous, who was acquired in a trade with South Carolina on Friday, won back-to-back games last weekend. … F Tyler Spezia, the Walleye's second-leading scorer with 19 points (9 G, 10 A) in 18 games, has been called up to Grand Rapids. F Troy Loggins has been reassigned to Toledo from Grand Rapids. Loggins has appeared in five games for the Griffins and has two assists. He has appeared in 11 games for the Walleye and has produced 7 points (2 G, 5 A). ... D Brandon Anselmini also was loaned to Grand Rapids. Anselmini leads the ECHL in power play assists (8) and is second in power play points (9). He has 11 points (2 G, 9 A) in 18 games. … Rookie F Abbott Girduckis leads the Walleye with 21 points (10 G, 11 A) in 18 games. F T.J. Hensick is tied for second with 19 points (3 G, 16 A) and Josh Kestner is third with 18 (8 G, 10 A). … The Walleye have scored the third-most goals per game in the ECHL (4.06) and rank 12th in goals against (3.22). … Adirondack ranks 21st in goals scored (2.81) and 10th in goals against (3.10). … The Thunder are led by F Hayden Verbeek who has 18 points (5 G, 13 A) in 20 games and G Eamon McAdam (5-6-0 with a 3.36 GAA).