Monroe: Walleye eying regular-season title

The Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe posted his weekly “Walleye Weigh-In” article, and this morning, Monroe notes that the Walleye have an excellent chance of earning the ECHL’s regular-season title, the Brabham Cup:

Apparently, this group of Walleye are very serious about grabbin’ the Brabham.

The team went unscathed through another taxing road trip, earning eight out of eight points.

With the four-game win streak, Toledo kept the pressure on several teams chasing them for the lead in the ECHL overall standings.

The trophy for finishing with the most points in the league is called the Brabham (pronounced Brab-UM) Cup. Toledo has become very familiar with the regular-season championship, taking the Brabham last season and in 2015.

With a 4-1 win at Cincinnati on Sunday, Toledo swept a four-game road trip. The successful stretch also came during a travel-filled journey of four games in five days. The final two victories also came over desperate teams (Indy and Cincinnati) that are still looking to lock up a spot in the Kelly Cup playoffs.

The highlight win came on Saturday when the team rallied from a 3-0 deficit at Indy midway through the first period to swipe two points away from the Fuel with a 4-3 OT win courtesy of two clutch goals from Kyle Bonis.

The Walleye now have a nine-point lead over Fort Wayne in the Central Division. The archrival Komets, who were idle on Sunday, do have three games in hand on Toledo.

Monroe continues at extended length…

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