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Published: Friday, 12/14/2012

Toledo Walleye return to home ice to face Evansville tonight


Walleye Watch

Versus Evansville

When: Today

Time: 7 p.m.


Radio: 1230 AM

Notes: After a rare Friday night off, the Walleye have two straight home games. They host Florida, the defending league champs, at 5 p.m. on Sunday. …Toledo (14-10-1) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 home win over Wheeling on Wednesday. ... The Walleye are in second in the ECHL North Division, one point behind Cincinnati. Evansville (10-14-2) is last in the North, eight points out. … Toledo is 0-3-0 against the expansion IceMen. … Coach Nick Vitucci, who coached in his 500th game on Dec. 1, earned his 250th regular-season win on Wednesday. He now has a 250-213-41 record in the regular season. … G Kent Simpson stopped 30 of 32 shots on Wednesday to improve to 6-6-1. … F Willie Coetzee, who scored on Wednesday, leads the team with 22 points (11 G, 11 A). He leads the league with 104 shots. … F Andrej Nestrasil extended his point and assist streak to six games. He ranks second on the team with 21 points (7 G, 14 A). … C Adam Hobson, a former forward who averaged more than a point per game for Toledo in 2009-10, is back with the team. In 39 games with Toledo, he has tallied 44 points. Hobson, who was on the injured reserve list, has one assist in two games this season. … The Walleye extended their home winning streak to three games and are 7-5-0 at the Huntington Center. They are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games overall. ...Toledo is the least penalized team in the league. …. Today's game features a post-game pictures with the players event.

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