Author: Richard Jelinek

ECHL: Toledo Walleye’s Brandon Hawkins Named MVP

Toledo Walleye forward Brandon Hawkins has won the Warrior Hockey ECHL Most Valuable Award after leading the league in points with 93 on 40 goals and 53 assists. This would be the second time a Walleye player has been named MVP (Josh Kestner in 2019-20). The award is given to the player who is voted […]

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ECHL Series Preview: Toledo Walleye vs Kalamazoo Wings

The Toledo Walleye will play the Kalamazoo Wings in the first round of the 2024 Kelly Cup playoffs. Toledo is one of the top teams in the league and brings some firepower from all positions. Head Coach Pat Mikesch hopes for a lengthy playoff run in his first year coaching the Walleye, as he has […]

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ECHL: Toledo Walleye Announce Playoff Roster

The Toledo Walleye announced on Tuesday morning their playoff roster for the 2024 Kelly Cup playoffs, consisting of 24 players. The roster is made up of two goaltenders, eight defensemen, and 14 forwards. The roster limit is 20 active players with a four-player reserve, meaning they can come in and play in the lineup as […]

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ECHL: Toledo Walleye First-Round Opponent Announced for 2024 Playoffs

The Toledo Walleye will face the Kalamazoo Wings in the opening round of the 2024 Kelly Cup playoffs. The series will start Friday, April 19, at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo, Ohio. The format will be a 2-2-1-1-1, with the Walleye getting four games, including the decisive game seven if there is one. Walleye […]

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ECHL All-First and Second Teams Announced

Today, the ECHL announced the first and second teams for the 2023-24 season. The recipients were named after a vote by the coaches, media, broadcasters, media relations directors, and media. They had to select two defensemen, three forwards, and a goaltender. Toledo Walleye forward Hawkins named to All-First team Named to the All-First team was […]

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ECHL: Toledo Walleye Prepared for Lengthy Playoff Run

The 2023/24 regular season for the Toledo Walleye is winding down and the playoffs are right around the corner. Since they have already acquired a playoff spot and the Central Division with 101 points, they do not have anything of significance to play for. While they do have a playoff spot wrapped up, their first- […]

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ECHL: Toledo Walleye’s Bednar named Goaltender of the Month for March

Toledo Walleye goaltender Jan Bednar has been named the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month for March. He had six wins, a 1.59 goals-against-average, and a .937 save percentage. Walleye’s Bednar performing well between the pipes In his last 10 games, Bednar has five wins and a .915 save percentage to lift the Walleye […]

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ECHL: Toledo Walleye Transactions | 04/02/2024

The Toledo Walleye have signed defenseman Joe Pietila from the Michigan Tech Huskies of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Howell, Michigan native comes to Toledo after a successful four-year college career. Walleye Sign Pietila For a Deep Kelly Cup Playoff Run Pietila is a 5’11, 190-pound defenseman who contributed to the Huskies’ success […]

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ECHL: Toledo Walleye’s Hawkins To Break Single-Season Scoring Mark?

The Toledo Walleye continue to play well this season, heading towards the playoffs. As a team, they are clicking on all cylinders and preparing for the most important time of the year. However, individually, there is one player who is looking to break the walleye scoring record for points in a season. That player is […]

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Toledo Walleye Celebrate a goal

ECHL: Toledo Walleye Capture Sixth Division Title in Franchise History

The Toledo Walleye defeated the Indy Fuel 3-2 on March 27, 2024, to capture the sixth division title in franchise history. Goaltender John Lethemon turned in a great performance, and forward Trenton Bliss scored the game-winner in the third period on the power play at 14:08 with assists to Brandon Hawkins and Riley McCourt. Walleye […]

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