Prospect round-up: Walleye beat Indy thanks to Nagle’s 44 stops; Cholowski posts another assist

In the ECHL, Shane Berschbach had 2 assists, Patrick McCarron, Christian Hilbrich, Mike Embach and Kyle Bonis scored goals and Pat Nagle stopped 44 of 46 shots as the Toledo Walleye won 4-2 over the Indy Fuel.

The Walleye’s website posted a recap:

Nagle picks up 20th win as Walleye defeat Fuel

(Indianapolis, IN) – The Walleye defeated the Fuel 4-2 on Saturday night in Indy. Pat Nagle stopped 44 of 46 shots and is now 20-4-2-1 on the season. The Walleye are 29-12-2-2 on the season and 12-8-2-2 on the road.

Patrick McCarron scored just one minute into the first period to give the Walleye a 1-0 lead. Christian Hilbrich extended the Walleye lead to 2-0 at 15:25 of the first.

Indy would score on the powerplay to pull within a goal at 19:42 of the second period to make it a 2-1 game.

Mike Embach scored his first goal in a Walleye uniform to make it a 3-1 game at 15:42 of the third period. The Fuel responded with a goal at 16:46 of the third to make it a 3-2 Walleye lead. Kyle Bonis sealed the deal scoring an empty net goal at 19:19 of the third.

Fish Tales:

  • The Walleye are in Wheeling on Tuesday for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. The team returns home on Friday and Saturday for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop against Kansas City and Sunday for a 5:15 p.m. puck drop against Wichita.
  • Nagle stopped 44 of 46 shots and is now 20-4-2-1 on the season.
  • Shane Berschbach has five points in his past three games.
  • Mike Embach played his first game as a Walleye tonight and picked up a goal and an assist.
  • The Walleye are 20-1-1 all-time vs. Indy.


Elsewhere, in the SHL, Christoffer Ehn finished at -1 with 2 shots and an 81% faceoff record in 14:31 played as his Frolunda Indians lost 5-4 to Farjestad BK in OT;

In the Swedish Allsvenskan, Mattias Elfstrom played center on the third line as Vasterviks IK lost 3-2 to MODO in a shootout;

Gustav Lindstrom played on the second defensive pair as Almtuna IS lost 4-2 to AIK;

In the Swedish J20 league, Alfons Malmstrom played on the third defensive pair in HV71 Jonkoping’s 3-2 win over Lulea;

In the Finnish Liiga, Julius Vahatalo finished at +1 with 1 shot and a 14% faceoff record in 13:54 played during Jukurit’s 4-2 loss to Tappara;

Libor Sulak had a shot and finished at +1 in 21:59 played as the Lahti Pelicans won 4-2 over SaiPa;

In the OHL, Kaden Fulcher served as the back-up in the Hamilton Bulldogs’ 2-1 win over Mississauga;

Givani Smith scored a goal on 3 shots, finishing at -1 and winning 1 of 2 faceoffs in the Kitchener Rangers’ 6-3 loss to Owen Sound;

Cole Fraser finished at -2 and Zach Gallant finished at -1 on 3 shots and an 11-for-26 faceoff record in the Peterborough Petes’ 8-2 loss to Oshawa;

Reilly Webb finished at +1 in the Saginaw Spirit’s 3-2 win over Flint;

Michael Rasmussen had 6 shots and went 6-for-15 on faceoffs in the Tri-City Americans’ 3-2 loss to the Portland Winterhawks. Dennis Cholowski had an assist and finished at +1 on 2 shots for Portland;

Lane Zablocki had 3 shots and finished 3-for-9 on faceoffs in the Victoria Royals’ 3-2 OT win over Seattle;

In the USHL, Filip Larsson stopped 27 of 31 shots in the Tri-City Storm’s 4-2 loss to Waterloo;

Chase Pearson had an assist and 4 shots, finishing at -2 with a 17-for-27 faceoff record, and Patrick Holway had an assist and 2 shots, finishing at -3 in the University of Maine Black Bears’ 3-2 OT loss to Merrimack;

Chase Perry served as the back-up in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers’ 2-1 win over Cornell;

Jack Adams didn’t play in the Union College Dutchmen’s 3-1 win over Colgate;

Keith Petruzzelli served as the back-up in the Quinnipiac Bobcats’ 5-2 win over St. Lawrence;

And David Pope finished even with 1 shot in the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks’ 6-2 loss to St. Cloud State.




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