Detroit Red Wings’ affiliate drops ECHL Kelly Cup opener 3-2 in Toledo

The Toledo Walleye, the Detroit Red Wings’ affiliate in the ECHL, dropped a 3-2 decision against the Florida Everblades in Game 1 of the Kelly Cup final at Huntington Center in Toledo on Friday.

The Walleye had a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Randy Gazzola and John Albert but the Everblades rallied with a goal by Zach Solow in the second period and then two third-period goals by Alex Aleardi, including the winner with 1 :41 left.

Canton’s Matt Berry and Macomb’s Brendan Hawkins had an assist each for Toledo and Walleye goalie Billy Christopoulos made 37 saves. Florida goalie Cam Johnson of Troy made 33 saves.

Game 2 of the series is Saturday in Toledo at 7:35 pm

Medina makes 43 saves in OHL final

Detroit’s Xavier Medina made 43 saves in the Windsor Spitfires’ 4-3 overtime victory against the Hamilton Bulldogs in Game 1 of the Ontario Hockey League final on Friday at FirstOntario Center in Hamilton.

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