Toledo shrugs off penalties, upends Dallas, 5-2

Dec 8, 2014

The Toledo Cherokee\’s penalty kill was superb, as Toledo survived multiple penalties to beat the Dallas Jr. Stars, 5-2.

The Cherokee were led by Nikolas Verbosky, who tallied one goal. Verbosky scored 12:28 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Toledo. Tristin Snyder picked up the assist.

Toledo cashed in on power play opportunities, scoring three goals on five chances. The Cherokee were forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as they racked up 34 penalty minutes.

Toledo also got points from Tyler Zalecki, who also had one goal and one assist and Cody Estrel, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Toledo also had goals scored by Evan Heldt and Mark McGee, who scored one goal each. In addition, Toledo received assists from Brody Duncan, who had two and Michael Pisanti, Dominic Pisanti, Zach Swanson, and Kyler Omey, who contributed one each.

Dallas could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 40 minutes in penalties during the game.

The Jr. Stars were helped by Drew Hill, who registered one goal. Hill scored on the power play 12:56 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Toledo. Dallas had taken the advantage when Toledo\’s David Bogart got sent off for roughing. Kody Wagner assisted on the tally. Dylan Dobbins also scored for Dallas. More assists for Dallas came via Blake McIntyre, Aaron Torres, and Travis Hall, who each chipped in one.

Aaron Callan took the win and made 17 saves before being replaced by Glen Bates who made zero saves. Chris Mallon rejected 21 shots on goal for the Jr. Stars. Dallas registered one goal on seven power play opportunities.