Walleye Parkes, Pearce heading to Grand Rapids


SPT walleye28p Walleye Joey Martin ties up Icemen #55, Anton Blomqvist, allowing teammate #8, Trevor Parkes to get the puck in the first period. Toledo Central Catholic High School football team is honored with an on-ice ceremony before the start of the Toledo Walleye game. The Walleye hosts the Evansville Icemen in an ECHL game in Toledo, Ohio on January 27, 2013. The Blade/Jetta Fraser

The Blade/Jetta Fraser

The Detroit Red Wings have assigned Walleyes players forward Trevor Parkes and goaltender Jordan Pearce to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

Parkes saw his first action in Toledo over last weekend. The 21-year-old forward collected two goals and two assists in three games with the Walleye.

Pearce started Sunday’s game against Evansville, allowing one goal in a 4-1 win. The Anchorage, Alaska native has a 12-7-0-1 record this season with the Walleye while posting a team best 2.48 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. The 26 year old has also picked up two shootouts this season and has five total in his Walleye career.

The Walleye are on the road Thursday to meet Cincinnati before returning home to host the Elmira Jackals on Friday.