Walleye Back In North Race

Back-to-back home wins and a road win at division-leading Kalamazoo helped Toledo improve to 12-10-1 and move within one point of second-place Cincinnati in the North Division.

The Walleye play at Cincinnati (14-9-1) on Tuesday and at Johnstown on Friday before hosting Johnstown on Saturday while Kalamazoo continues its eight-game home stand hosting Gwinnett on Friday and Saturday.

Bryan Ewing leads the Walleye in the last three games with four assists and five points while rookie Mike Hedden has two goals and four points. Rookie Jordan Pearce is 2-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.44 during the streak while fellow rookie Alec Richards is 1-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.00.

Cincinnati, which has won five of its last six games, hosts Toledo on Tuesday before traveling to Trenton for games on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Wheeling, which has won four of six and moved within two points of Toledo, travels to Florida for games on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.