Toledo Walleye Schedule
Based in Toledo, Ohio, the Walleye is a hockey team not to be missed! Part of the North
Division of the Eastern Conference of the ECHL, the Walleye tears up the ice with every game!
The Huntington Center
with its 8,000 seating capacity fills up fast as the Toledo Walleye fans are schooling up to cheer on their home team.
games are set to be fast-paced and adrenaline-fueled, full of the action you crave. Get your tickets at StubHub today for
the home games against the Fort Wayne Komets, the Wheeling Nailers, the Reading Royals, Greenville Road Warriors, Cincinnati
Cyclones and the Elmira Jackals.
Toledo Walleye Team History
Starting out as the Toledo Storm in 1991,
this phenomenal hockey team played their home games at the Toledo Sports Arena, which was located across the river from downtown
Toledo. The Storm was a force not be ignored, claiming the West Division title in their first season along with the Henry
Brabham Cup after posting the league's best record in the regular season.
The very next year the team garnered its first
Jack Riley Cup. The Storm came back the following year, taking the Jack Riley Cup once again!
Becoming the second team
in league history to win back-to-back league titles, the Storm has posted 13 of their 16 seasons with winning records. The
Storms played their final game on April 19, 2007, during the 2007 North Division Semifinals, losing to their in-state rivals
- the Cincinnati Cyclones.
In those 16 seasons in the ECHL, the Storm held a 610-395-103 record.
The 2007 sale
of the Storm to the Toledo Arena Sports, Inc., brought some changes. The Ohio not-for-profit corporation wanted to build a
new state-of-the-art arena in downtown Toledo to replace the Sports Arena. Soon after, the Toledo Arena Sports announced that
after the 2006-2007 season, the Storm would not compete again until the new arena was completed.
The ECHL granted the
Storm a two-year voluntary suspension from the competition. In February 2008, General Manager Joe Napoli announced that former
Storm goaltender, former head coach and ECHL Hall of Famer Nick Vitucci would return to coach the team when it returned to
the ice for the 2009 season.
One week later the Toledo Arena Sports Inc. renamed the Storm the Walleye, in honor of
the game fish that is abundant in the area. On June 21, 2009, the Walleye released the schedule for their opening season,
which started October 16 as the Walleye hosted the defending Brabham Cup champions, the Florida Everblades, in the first of
a three-game series.
The Walleye revealed a second affiliation agreement, becoming the ECHL affiliate of the Chicago
Blackhawks and Chicago's AHL affiliate the Rockford IceHogs. They signed their first player, center Malcolm MacMillan, on
August 26, 2009. Formerly of the Belfast Giants of the Elite Ice Hockey League in the U.K., the six-year veteran also had
played in the ECHL from 2003-2008.
Today, the team is loaded with top-notch athletes and is ready to take on the competition!
Toledo Walleye Trivia
Spike made his debut at a Toledo Mud Hens baseball game in July 2009. Sporting blue gloves,
helmet, a white Walleyes jersey and a gap tooth smile, Spike is a yellow anthropomorphic walleye. Spike's arch enemy is a
furry blue cat named Catrick. The two like to spar with each other during games.
Walleye are always in the middle of one exciting season or another. They are definitely icons on the local sports scene. Head
out and see these pros burn up the ice and make a big move up the standings as the Walleyes look to give their fans another
The Walleye have great home game promotions as well. Stay for the post-game party in the Lighthouse
Lounge held after every Friday night home game. The free event is open to everyone with a game ticket. Fans are encouraged
to meet their favorite Walleye players for pictures and autographs!
Every Sunday following a home game, fans are also
welcome to bring their own skates and take part in the open skate at the Huntington Center immediately following the game.
And, once a month the Walleye team joins fans on the ice! If that didn't get your attention, the Toledo Walleye not only give
back to their fans, they give back to the community.
Holding a "Mystery Puck Sale," the Walleye have fun with their
supporters and offer them a chance to try their luck with a mystery puck, guaranteed to be autographed by a current or former
Walleye player or an NHL player! The mystery pucks go on sale when the doors open on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 6 p.m. Plan
to get there early; previous mystery puck sales have sold out in less than one hour! All the proceeds from this event are
donated to charity.
Feel good about helping your community out and supporting your local team. Don't miss another chance
to get out there and see for yourself what all the excitement is about! Get your StubHub tickets today!