Posting a 5-2 win at home against Johnstown on Friday and a 7-4 win at Wheeling on Saturday, Toledo improved to 8-1-1 and sits atop the Northwest Division and the East Coast Hockey League with 17 points. The Storm is 6-0-0 at home and has the longest home-winning streak in the ECHL. Toledo plays at Cincinnati on Wednesday before returning home to host Peoria on Friday and Lexington on Saturday.
Toledo ranks fifth in the East Coast Hockey League in scoring with 3.80 goals per game and is tied for sixth in goals against with 2.80 per game. The Storm penalty kill ranks fourth (82.23 percent) while its power play ranks 15th (18.57 percent).
Rookie Nick Parillo leads Toledo with six goals and 14 points, and is tied for the team lead in assists (8), plus-minus (+10), power-play goals (2) and game-winning goals (2). Among ECHL rookies, Parillo is tied for the lead in game-winning goals while ranking second in scoring, tied for second in assists, and third in goals.
Martin Fillion, Brian Finley, and Doug Teskey have shared the goaltending duties for Toledo. Teskey is 3-1-1 with a 3.53 goals against average and a .888 save percentage in eight games. Fillion is 1-0-0 with a 0.00 goals against average and a 1.000 save percentage, having made 17 saves in Saturday’s win at Wheeling after relieving Teskey in the second period. Currently on the injured reserve, Finley is 4-0-0 and ranks third in the ECHL with a 1.82 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. The first goalie chosen and the sixth player selected overall in the 1999 National Hockey League Entry Draft by Nashville, Finley is the second-highest draft choice to ever play in the ECHL.