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Walleye Sign Goaltender Zapolski

November 23, 2011 - ECHL (ECHL) - Toledo Walleye News Release

(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Walleye and head Coach Nick Vitucci announced today that the Walleye have agreed to terms with Goaltender Ryan Zapolski (za-POLE-ski). The Walleye also traded forward Mike Pelech to Cincinnati for future considerations and released goaltender Mike Bacashihua.

Zapolski, the native of Erie, Pennsylvania, is in his first professional season following a college career at Mercyhurst. Ryan appeared in one game this year with the Kalamazoo Wings. He allowed just two goals on 31 shots in that game to collect a win 7-2 over Chicago. Ryan started the year in Stockton, but did not appear in a game. In his four year career, Zapolski won 38 games with 8 shutouts. Ryan also posted a 2.77 goals against average and a .920 save percentage in his four year college career.

Pelech collected 5 assists in ten games this year with the Walleye. Bacashihua did not appear in a game for Toledo.

The Toledo Walleye will return home on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Huntington Center against the Florida Everblades. Fans can call (419) 725-WALL or visit for more information.

**The Toledo Walleye play all of their home games at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo. The Walleye are the proud ECHL affiliate of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings.

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