Storm Remains Atop ECHL At 11-1-1

Going 3-0 last week and increasing its winning streak to five games, Toledo remains the hottest team in the East Coast Hockey League. The Storm has won nine of its last 10 games and sits atop the ECHL with 23 points and an 11-1-1 record, the best start in the team’s 12-year history.

Toledo plays its first-ever morning game on Wednesday when it hosts Southwest Division leading Arkansas at 10:30 a.m. at the Toledo Sports Arena. The Storm is back on the road Friday at Johnstown and visits Dayton on Saturday. Toledo is 3-0-0 all-time against Arkansas. Johnstown beat Toledo 5-4 in overtime on October 12, but the Storm has won the last two meetings to lead the season series 2-0-1 and the all-time regular season series 45-24-11. Dayton shut out Toledo 6-0 on October 27, ending the Storm’s five-game winning streak and making the season series 1-1-0.

Toledo’s leading scorer Nick Parillo was recalled to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League on Sunday. Parillo leads the Storm with 17 points and ranks second among ECHL rookies in scoring. His three game-winning goals tie him for the ECHL lead while his seven goals and 10 assists tie him for the team lead. He is tied for third among rookies in goals and tied for fourth in assists.

Alexandre Jacques has scored eight points (5g-3a) in the last five games and ranks second on the team with 15 points and is tied for the team lead with seven goals, including two game winners. Dale Junkin is tied for the team lead with 10 assists and is tied for third in scoring with Matt Ellis (6g-5a), who has seven points (4g-3a) in his last five games.

Doug Teskey went 3-0 with a 2.27 goals against average and a .920 save percentage last week, improving his record to 6-1-1 while lowering his goals against average to 3.12 and raising his save percentage to .898. Teskey is 4-0-0 with a 2.86 goals against average during the current winning streak and 6-1-0 with a 2.90 goals against average in his last 10 games.

The Storm ranks third in the ECHL averaging 3.85 goals per game, and is tied for fourth in goals allowed averaging 2.69 per game. Toledo’s power play ranks 13th (19.78 percent) while its penalty kill ranks third (89.77 percent).