Walleye lose both goalies to promotionsWritten by Vincent D. Scebbi | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Within a day, the Toledo Walleye saw both of their netminders promoted to the American Hockey League.
Rookie goalie Kent Simpson was sent up to the Rockford IceHogs and Jordan Pearce moved up to the Grand Rapids Griffins on Jan. 20.
The Detroit Red Wings reassigned Tom McCollum from the Griffins to the NHL and gave Pearce the promotion up to Grand Rapids.
The 26-year-old Pearce has a 11-7-1 record in Toledo and started the year in Grand Rapids, going 0-3-0 with a save percentage of .847 and a 4.38 GAA.
He has two shutouts with the Walleye and is 11th among netminders with a 2.56 goals against average.
Simpson, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, has a goals against average of 2.85 and a save percentage of .885 in 20 games with the Walleye (8-8-3).
Rockford hosts the Texas Stars on Jan. 21, the Chicago Wolves on Jan. 25 and the Oklahoma City Barons on Jan. 26.
Grand Rapids plays the Barons on Jan. 23 before facing off against the Houston Aeros on back-to-back nights beginning Jan. 25.
It is still unknown if either goalie will be back to Toledo by this weekend and as of now no goalies have been sent to Toledo, who plays three games in as many nights beginning Friday.
The Walleye host the Kalamazoo Wings on Jan. 25. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:05 p.m.