In the ECHL, Mike Borkowski scored in regulation and A.J. Jenks was the lone shootout shooter as the Toledo Walleye won 2-1 over the Brampton Beast, giving goaltender Angus Redmond his first win as a member of the Walleye.
Redmond stopped 38 of 39 shots for Toledo, and he was named the game’s first star; the Walleye’s website posted a game recap:
Walleye pick up shootout victory over Beast
(Brampton, ON) – The Walleye defeated the Beast 2-1 in a shooutout on Sunday afternoon in Brampton. AJ Jenks scored the shootout winner and Angus Redmond stopped 38 of 39 shots and is now 3-8-2-1 on the season. The win helps Redmond earn his first victory as a Walleye. The Walleye are 40-14-3-2 on the season and 16-10-2-2 on the road.
The Beast would take a 1-0 lead at 5:43 of the first period with a shot that snuck past Redmond. Simon Denis sent a pass up to Mike Borkowski, who then fired a perfect wrist shot to tie the game 1-1 at the 18-minute mark of the first.
The Walleye offense started rolling in the third period, where they’d put up 13 shots, that would all be stopped by Beast goaltender, Chris Driedger.
AJ Jenks scored the only goal in the shootout going five-hole on Driedger to seal the 2-1 victory. Redmond stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout.
Assistant coach, Andy Delmore said he was proud of how the team played today. “Today’s game was a full-out grind,” said Delmore. “We told our guys good teams find a way to win, and I thought we did a good job doing that.”
The Walleye are home on Friday and Saturday for 7:15 p.m. puck drops against the Mallards and Sunday for a 5:15 p.m. puck drop against the Fuel.
Redmond stopped 38 of 39 shots and is now 3-8-2-1 on the season. This is Redmond’s first victory as a Walleye.
Simon Denis has nine points in his past six games.
Erik Bradford and Dylan Sadowy lead the team with five points each vs. the Beast this season.
The Walleye are 25-4-2 all-time vs. Brampton.
Elsewhere, in the KHL, in playoff action, Alexander Kadeikin registered an assist in 7:22 of ice time as Lokomotiv Yaroslavl won 2-1 over Torpedo Nizhny Novogorod, taking a 2-0 lead;
In NCAA hockey, in playoff action, Chase Perry served as the back-up in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers’ 2-0 loss to Colgate. RPI has been eliminated from the ECAC playoffs;
In regular season action, in the Swedish Allsvenskan, Mattias Elfstrom played on the 2nd line in Vasterviks IK’s 2-1 loss to IF Bjorkloven;
Gustav Lindstrom played on the 2nd defensive pairing in Almtuna IS’s 8-2 win over Sodertalje SK;
Malte Setkov played as the 7th defenseman in IK Pantern’s 4-2 loss to Tingryds IF;
In the OHL, Givani Smith finished at +1 with 1 shot in the Kitchener Rangers’ 5-4 OT win over the Guelph Storm;
Cole Fraser had an assist and finished at +1 with 4 shots and Zach Gallant did not play in the Peterborough Petes’ 4-2 loss to Niagara;
Jordan Sambrook had an assist and finished at +3 on 2 shots as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds won 5-2 over Windsor;
Reilly Webb finished even and Brady Gilmour did not play in the Saginaw Spirit’s 5-2 win over Sudbury;
Dennis Cholowski finished at +2 with 2 shots in the Portland Winterhawks’ 7-4 win over Seattle;
And in the USHL, Filip Larsson did not play in the Tri-City Storm’s 3-2 shootout loss to Sioux Falls.