With a pair of road wins at Gwinnett last week, the Toledo Walleye have moved into the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Walleye, who have won three straight and eight of their last 10, are 21-20-3 for 45 points and are just one point behind Cincinnati and Kalamazoo for the final playoff spot in the conference.
Toledo has scored 52 goals over its last 10 games, including scoring at least four goals in each of its eight wins over that span. Overall on the season, the Walleye rank seventh in the ECHL with 3.32 goals per game.
The Walleye opened last weekend with a 6-3 win at Gwinnett on Friday. ECHL All-Star Andy Bohmbach led the way offensively for Toledo with a goal and three assists while Mike Hedden chipped in with two goals and an assist. Jimmy Spratt earned the win in goal turning aside 33 of 36 shots.
Hedden had his second straight two-goal performance in Toledo’s 5-2 victory against the Gladiators on Saturday. Scott Fletcher added a goal and an assist in the win while Joe Palmer stopped 18 shots to led the Walleye to their season-high fourth consecutive road win.
Bohmbach, who was recalled by Rockford of the American Hockey League prior to Saturday’s game, leads Toledo with 41 points (18g-23a), which is good enough for fourth among ECHL rookies. Fellow first-year player Zack Torquato is fifth among rookies with 40 points, and is second among rookies with 29 assists.
Toledo returns home to Huntington Center on Friday to host Greenville before travelling to Johnstown for a match-up with Wheeling on Saturday. The Walleye conclude the week on Sunday at home against Kalamazoo.