Prospect round-up: Walleye go 4-for-4 on the road; OHL, WHL seasons wrap up

In the ECHL, the Toledo Walleye “swept” their week’s workload of four road games by defeating the Cincinnati Cyclones 4-1. Christian Hilbrich scored 2 goals and added an assist, Pat Nagle stopped 26 of 27 shots and try-out Luke Nogard registered his first pro point via an assist.

The Walleye’s website posted a recap:

Walleye complete road trip sweep with win over Cyclones

(Cincinnati, OH) – The Walleye defeated the Cyclones 4-1 on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati. Christian Hilbrich picked up three points and Pat Nagle stopped 26 of 27 shots and is now 33-4-3-1 on the season. The Walleye are 46-15-3-2 on the season and 20-10-2-2 on the road.

Christian Hilbrich would find the back of the net by tipping in the rebound of Kyle Bonis’ shot on the power play to put the Walleye up 1-0 at 10:11 of the first period. Colin Jacobs would bury his one-timer to make it 2-0 at 12:28 of the frame. Hilbrich would score his second of the game picking up the rebound of Luke Nogard’s shot to extend the lead to 3-0 just 20 seconds later.

At 4:20 of the second period, Shane Berschbach wristed a shot past Cyclones goaltender, Paul Berrafato, to make it 4-0.

Cincinnati found the back of the net four minutes into the third period to cut the Walleye lead to 4-1.

Fish Tales:

  • The team returns home on Saturday March 24 for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop against the Beast.

  • Nagle stopped 26 of 27 shots and is now 33-4-3-1 on the season.

  • Kyle Bonis has 11 points in his past seven games (6G, 5A).

  • Ryan Obuchowski has seven points in six of his past seven games (1G, 6A).

  • Luke Nogard recorded his first professional point tonight with his assist on Hilbrich’s second goal.

  • Jared Wilson picked up his professional point with his assist on Berschbach’s goal in the second.


Things get confusing in the Swedish Allsvenskan, where Gustav Lindstrom’s Almtuna IS finished 5th and Malte Setkov’s IK Pantern finished 6th in round-robin play.

On Sunday, Lindstrom did not play in Almtuna IS’s 6-0 loss to IK Oskarshamn;

And Setkov had an assist as IK Pantern lost 5-2 to Sodertalje SK;

In the OHL, Reilly Webb finished even with 1 shot in the Saginaw Spirit’s 3-2 loss to Windsor.

The Spirit will play Jordan Sambrook’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL playoffs, starting on Friday;

Speaking of Sambrook, he had an assist and 2 shots in the Sault’s 6-3 win over London;

In the WHL, Michael Rasmussen didn’t play in his Tri-City Americans’ 5-2 win over Seattle;

Tri-City will play Kelowna in the first round of the WHL playoffs, starting on Thursday;

Dennis Cholowski finished at +1 with 1 shot in the Portland Winterhawks’ 5-4 shootout loss to Spokane.

Portland and Spokane will face off in the first round of the WHL playoffs next Saturday;

In the USHL, Filip Larsson remains sidelined with an injury(?) as his Tri-City Storm won 5-2 over Chicago;

And in NCAA hockey, Kasper Kotkansalo’s Boston University Terriers will face off against Colgate next Saturday in the NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinal.

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