Monroe: Walleye believe they’ll be ‘Back at Full Strength’ in the fall

The Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe spoke with the coach and GM of the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, who did not play during the 2020-2021 season due to the pandemic, about the Walleye’s 2021-2022 season theme, “Back at Full Strength”:

The Toledo Walleye unveiled a comeback campaign on Wednesday, as the team’s reinvigorated officials expressed appreciation that a return to the ice is finally on the horizon.

With pro hockey on hold in the city for nearly 16 months, the Walleye organization will use the slogan “Back at Full Strength” for its 12th season as an ECHL franchise.

“I’m so excited,” said Neil Neukam, the Walleye’s executive vice president and general manager. “I just can’t wait. We’re going to blow the roof off the place. Sixteen months-plus of not having any sort of hockey … it’s going to be great. You can feel the enthusiasm from the fans.”

Continued; let’s hope that the delta variant doesn’t screw up the Walleye’s plans…

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