It seems like just yesterday the 2012-13 ECHL season had just started, and I was still struggling to spell (much less pronounce) a bunch of the Walleye players’ names. Alas, the Kelly Cup playoffs start this week, and through force of will, luck and playing the Wheeling Nailers a billion times, the Walleye have made it to the postseason.
Last weekend was Pink in the Rink for the Walleye, raising money for breast cancer awareness and research. Seeing as they only got four out of a possible eight points last week, thus my punny post title. Eh? EH? Oh never mind, onto the recaps…
The Walleye were blessed (or so we thought) with a three game homestand last weekend, with two of the games versus divisional opponents. Although somewhat solidly in playoff position, a good weekend would’ve gone a long way in gaining some breathing room.
The Walleye were rather busy last week, playing four games in five nights. Therefore I have a lot of recaps to write, so pardon the bad pun for a title s’il vous plait.
Hello, hello? Is this thing on?
I know we’ve all been giddy with the NHL returning over the weekend, but contrary to popular belief, hockey never left in some places. So even though it seems as if half the players in the league got promoted, ECHL games continued as scheduled.
Yes again, I know it’s supposed to be “Walleye Monday” but I wasn’t even in the state Monday, so Mea Culpa. Hearing about the last four games for the Walleye was worth the wait wasn’t it? On second thought, don’t answer that.
First off, apologies for missing Walleye Monday last week – I know all 7 of you regular readers were heartbroken. I actually moved last Monday, meaning my computer and my brain weren’t completely hooked up until mid-week. Damn you real life!
The Walleye have actually done very well since I last wrote a post – perhaps this is a sign? Anyway, after the break enjoy catching up on the last two weeks of Walleye hockey. Now in bullet point form with a bonus highlights video so you don’t poke your eyes out by the end of the post!
The Walleye had a busy week, what with four games on the schedule, three of them at home. But really, what is most important are the glorious jerseys above that the team wore on Saturday night. Oh to have been there in person – one would have made a great counterpart to my Express beer jersey. Sigh.
The week for the Walleye looked so promising – one last game on the road at Wheeling Thursday night, and then back-to-back games at home vs. North Division newcomers Fort Wayne and Evansville. They should do well, I thought. I should stop thinking.