The generous souls at The Sin Bin want to help the sometimes battered and bruised squads get into the Christmas spirit, and we are doing so by putting together our annual special wish lists for Santa. If that North Pole miracle-worker can bring at least some of these treats in his sleigh, it will make the New Year bright. We started with the South Division, and this installment takes us to the Central Division.
TOLEDO, OH - If holiday hockey was on your wishlist then the ECHL had you covered on the 22nd, with 11 games being played across the league. Central Division rivals Kalamazoo and Toledo looked to give their fans the gift of a win before heading into the holiday break, and Kalamazoo was looking for revenge for Sunday's loss at the Huntington Center. Toledo, on the other hand, was looking to extent their win streak to four games. Your starting goaltenders for the contest were Matěj Machovský for the Walleye and Joel Martin for Kalamazoo.
When the Beast entered this past weekend they were sitting at a points percentage above .500, and they looked to improve this record as they played their second 3-in-3.
TOLEDO, OH - After a rough home-stand last week, the Toledo Walleye needed to get back on track. Injuries and call-ups had severely hampered the team, as their offense hasn't been clicking, along with a defense that has struggled as of late.
TOLEDO, OH - Check out this photo gallery from The Sin Bin's Diane Woodring of Friday night's contest between the Tulsa Oilers & Toledo Walleye from Huntington Center
TULSA, OK - Friday night's game at the BOK Center may as well be the second home opener of the season for the Tulsa Oilers.
TOLEDO, OH - After falling to the Fort Wayne Komets on Friday night in Fort Wayne and being only 2-2-1 in their last five games, Toledo needed a win to get things going again.
TOLEDO, OH - After some well deserved time off to recover from eight games in thirteen games, Toledo got back into the fold against Central Division rival Fort Wayne. In their two prior trips to Memorial Coliseum this season the Walleye failed to emerge victoriously, so Toledo looked to put a stop to that losing streak.
BRAMPTON, ON – Entering the weekend the Brampton Beast were over .500 and were fourth in the North division and riding a six game winning streak.
TOLEDO, OH - Toledo crossed the northern border to play their fourth game in five days for the second straight week, and took on one of the hottest teams in the ECHL for a Sunday matinee.