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Walleye Blast Kalamazoo 8-2 to Clinch Brabham Cup

April 12, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Toledo Walleye News Release


(Toledo, OH) . Tyler Barnes set a new single season points record with a hat trick in an 8-2 Sunday at the Huntington Center. Toledo finished with an overall record of 50-15-5-2 on the season and a record of 26-6-2-2 at home. The Walleye win the Brabham Cup which is given out to the team with the most points in the ECHL.

The Wings picked up a power play goal 5:33 into the first period to lead the game 1-0. Toledo evened the game at one when Tyler Barnes (32nd) deflected a Shane Berschbach pass into the Kalamazoo net at 12:20 of the first. That opened up the gates for the Walleye as A.J. Jenks sent a wrist shot past Kalamazoo goaltender Joel Martin at 13:21 for his 14th of the year.

Just 32 seconds later Scott Czarnowczan (2nd) gave the Walleye a 3-1 lead followed at 15:05 of the first period by Josh Holmstrom (13) and a 4-1 lead after one period. A.J. Jenks picked up his second goal of the night at 4:19 of the second period. Kalamazoo closed to within a goal before the end of the period.

The Walleye owned the third period as Barnes scored twice at 1:09 and 3:35 to pick up his second hat trick of the season and he finishes the year with 34 goals. Jenks (16th) completed his hat trick at 3:51, just 16 ticks after Barnes picked up his.

Walleye Notes: Goaltender Jake Paterson made 32 saves to win in his first professional start. Tyler Barnes has set a new Walleye single season points record with 74 surpassing the previous record held by Andy Bohmbach (72) in 2010-11. Tonight was the first time in Walleye history that two players have had hat tricks in the same game.

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Round 1 vs. Wheeling

Game 1 - April 16 - Wheeling @ Toledo 8:15pm

Game 2 - April 18 - Wheeling @ Toledo 7:35pm

Game 3 - April 22 - Toledo @ Wheeling 7:05pm

Game 4 - April 24 - Toledo @ Wheeling 7:35pm

Game 5 - April 25 - Toledo @ Wheeling 7:35pm*

Game 6 - April 28 - Wheeling @ Toledo 7:35pm*

Game 7 - April 29 - Wheeling @ Toledo 7:35pm*

*If Necessary

Toledo Walleye 2015 Kelly Cup Playoff Tickets are on sale now. Get yours by calling 419-725-WALL or online at www.toledowalleye.com . The Toledo Walleye play all of their home games at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo. You can catch every Walleye hockey game live on Fox Sports radio 1230 and all 36 home games live on BCSN.


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