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Mark Monroe
Toledo Blade sports writer, covering high school sports in northwest Ohio and the ECHL's Toledo Walleye.
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Brian McKenna, the ECHL's longest-serving commissioner, said the goal was to make the a developmental league and not a destination league. "We gave folks an opportunity to further their careers." via
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Two pioneers of hockey in Toledo, Maurice “Moe” Benoit and John McGrath, will be inducted posthumously into the Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame on Sunday. Both D-men had NHL-caliber talent and brought championships to the city. via
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🥅 Old school: Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes defensemen from teams of 1940s, 1960s. 🏒
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1980 Olympic hero Mike Eruzione to be inducted into the Toledo HOF: “As a country, we were looking for something to feel good about. We needed a pickup and it happened to be us. Thirty eight years later, I still get letters." via
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Like most successful hockey players, former longtime commissioner Brian McKenna knows he would not be where he is today without the assistance of his teammates. McKenna will be inducted into the ECHL HOF this weekend: via
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Less than 500 tickets remain for the All-Star Game that will be hosted by the on Monday at the Huntington Center.
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On the Western Conference roster, K-Zoo’s Reid Gardiner will replace teammate Justin Taylor, who is injured. Indy’s Alex Brooks will replace Neil Manning, who has left to play in Europe. Tulsa’s Adam Pleskach will replace Rapid City’s Andrew Radjenovic, who also is in Europe.
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On the Eastern Conference roster, Norfolk’s Jalen Smereck will replace Maine’s Sean Day, who is recalled to Hartford of the American Hockey League. South Carolina’s Andrew Cherniwchan will replace teammate Jonathan Charbonneau, who is injured.
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For the 1st time in the game's history, the host team will make up 2 of the 4 teams and will face-off against the All-Star players from the Eastern and Western Conference. A.J. Jenks is captain of Toledo's “Fins” team and Shane Berschbach is captain of Toledo's “Hooks” team.
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The today announced the captains and replacements for the All-Star Game that will be held at the Huntington Center on Monday. David Kolomatis of Manchester will captain the Eastern Conference, while Justin Hodgman of Fort Wayne will captain the Western Conference.
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Sounds like former Mercurys star John McGrath was the Shane Berschbach of his time. McGrath remarkably had just two penalty minutes in a 53-game season in which he produced 71 points in 1950-51. Bersch had just 6 PIMs and 67 points in 61 games for the in 2015-16.
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Luc Benoit was 6 when his dad Moe first played for the Blades: "They didn't have a penalty box at the Sports Arena. It was in the first row of the stands. So one time my dad got a penalty and I went down and sat down by him to say hi. He just looked at me and said, 'Not now!'”
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Replying to @nathansteinmetz
Beautiful song from my favorite album "Wildflowers."
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All the time. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers created the best music. A legend who is sorely missed.
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Sounds like a whole family of gifted athletes. Moe's grandsons helped lead the Chaminade Julienne baseball team to a D-II state title last June.
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Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame: A few months before his role in the 'Miracle on Ice,' Mike Eruzione was making his mark with the Toledo Goaldiggers.
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The Blade's series on the newest members of the Toledo HOF continues. Maurice "Moe" Benoit (Blades) and John McGrath (Mercurys, Buckeyes) will be inducted posthumously. Benoit's son Luc: “It will be emotional. I wish Dad was here for it. But I'm honored to accept on his behalf.”
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Mark Monroe Jan 16
Olympic legend Mike Eruzione to be inducted into Toledo HOF. “The Goaldiggers were a big deal in town. You would go to the Franklin Park Mall and someone would walk by with your picture on the front. We were like the Canadiens in Montreal.” via
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Mark Monroe Jan 16
Under the rules for the 3 on 3 All-Star game, pucks will be placed behind the net after goals and saves. Also penalties will be treated like penalty shots with the player starting at the blue line. And other players chase from behind starting at the red line.
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Mark Monroe Jan 16
Rookie Tyler Spezia was at today's practice. But was then called up to Grand Rapids.
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