TRENTON, N.J. — Three third-period goals by Trenton sunk the Toledo Walleye on Friday night at the Sun National Bank Center.
The loss drops the Walleye to 2-2-0 on the season.
“We noticed in film that Trenton is built very similar to us this season,” said coach Nick Vitucci. “We got off to a slow start due to few penalties, but played our game throughout.
"Credit their goaltender for making some great saves in this game and they made the plays in third period.”
Trenton took a 1-0 first-period lead on Luke Pither’s second goal of the season.
Toledo’s Randy Rowe notched his first of the season to tie the game 3:47 into the second period.
Kyle Rogers and Ben Youds picked up the assists on Rowe’s first goal as a Walleye since the 2010-11 season.
Chris McKelvie’s shot 20 seconds into the third period beat Walleye goalie Kent Simpson for what would become the eventual game-winning goal for Trenton.
Ryan Grimshaw and Jason Akeson added two more to round out the scoring for the Titants (5-1-0).
Simpson finished with 22 saves while Trenton goalie Scott Wedgewood stopped 25 for the win as the teams tied in shots with 26 apiece.