Adam Keefe tallied a hat trick to lead the Toledo Walleye to a 7-2 win over Charlotte in Game 1 of an opening-round Kelly Cup series Tuesday night.
Keefe scored three of the Walleye's first four goals. Tony Romano, J.C. Sawyer, Akim Aliu and Derek Nesbitt also scored.
Toledo goalie Jordan Pearce finished with 38 saves.
The teams meet again at Lucas County Arena Wednesday night at 7 in the best-of-five series.