Game Preview | Game ONE VS Toledo Walleye

2019 KELLY CUP FINALS

Newfoundland Growlers (1st North) vs. Toledo Walleye (2nd Central)

GAME 1: Saturday, May 25th (7 PM NST) – Mile One Centre
GAME 2: Sunday, May 26th (7 PM NST) – Mile One Centre

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The Newfoundland Growlers look to etch their name into the ECHL history books as they continue their quest for the Kelly Cup this weekend in the 2019 Kelly Cup Finals against the Toledo Walleye, ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. The Growlers and Walleye did not meet during the regular season.

With Saturday’s win over the Florida Everblades, the Growlers become the first team to reach the ECHL Finals in their first season since the Greensboro Monarchs in 1990.

LAST GAME

Scott Pooley opened the scoring with just under two minutes left in the second period, and Michael Garteig recorded his second-straight shutout as the Newfoundland Growlers punched their ticket to the 2019 Kelly Cup Finals with a 3-0 win over the Florida Everblades Saturday night at Mile One Centre to take the series 4-1. Hudson Elynuik and Giorgio Estephan also scored for the Growlers.

 

PLAYOFF LEADERS

Newfoundland

G: Zach O’Brien (14)
A: Brady Ferguson (16)
PTS: Zach O’Brien (24)
+/-: Zach O’Brien (+10)
PIM: James Melindy (81)
GAA: Michael Garteig (2.07)
SV%: Michael Garteig (0.934)

Toledo

G: Dylan Sadowy (8)
A: Kevin Tansey (10)
PTS: Dylan Sadowy (16)
+/-: Kevin Tansey (+16)
PIM: Bryan Moore (54)
GAA: Pat Nagle (1.79)
SV%: Pat Nagle (0.940)

 

QUICK HITS

Newfoundland

  • The Growlers are 7-2 on home ice during the playoffs
  • Scott Pooley has seven points during a four-game point streak
  • Giorgio Estephan enters the finals on a six-game point streak

Toledo

  • The Walleye lead the playoffs in goals scored with 61
  • Matt Register is the all-time leader in ECHL playoffs games with 118, and has won the Kelly Cup in each of the last three seasons
  • A.J. Jenks is sporting a three-game point streak