Toledo beats West Michigan 1-0 as Bates gains shutout

Glen Bates recorded a shutout against West Michigan as Toledo picked up a 1-0 win.

Ricky Kwapich\’s game-winning tally was the game\’s only goal. It came at 13:49 in the second period. Blake Mullins picked up the assist.

Toledo was led by Kwapich, who registered one goal.

Toledo\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five West Michigan power plays. Toledo\’s offense operated below its season average. Toledo puts an average of 3.4 pucks into the net per game.

In addition, Toledo received assists from Josh Somers, who had one.

West Michigan stifled Toledo\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. West Michigan could not produce up to its normal offensive output. West Michigan averages 3.7 goals per game. West Michigan forced Toledo goalie Bates to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.

Bates rejected 32 shots on goal for Toledo. Toledo incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Samuel Woznicki recorded 29 saves for West Michigan. West Michigan incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.