Bates stymies West Michigan, Toledo wins 4-1

Glen Bates had a standout game with 26 saves, and the Toledo Cherokee beat the West Michigan Wolves 4-1.

Toledo was led by Austin Turner, who tallied one goal. Turner scored on the power play 6:44 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Toledo. The Cherokee had taken the advantage when West Michigan\’s Zack Lloyd got sent off for interference. Dominic Pisanti picked up the assist.

Toledo put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Wolves to score on any of their four power plays. The Cherokee\’s offense rang up 35 shots on West Michigan\’s net.

Toledo additionally got points from Nikolas Verbosky, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Toledo included Michael Pisanti and Mark McGee, who each put in one. In addition, Toledo received assists from Tyler Zalecki, Zach Swanson, Tristin Snyder, Kyler Omey, Jimmy Howell, and Cody Estrel, who contributed one each.

The Wolves were led by Dakota Ulmer, who scored the team\’s only goal. Ulmer scored 3:36 into the second period to make the score 1-1.

Toledo incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Kyler Patenaude recorded 31 saves for West Michigan. The Wolves incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.