Estrel’s big game bests Cincinnati in 6-1 Toledo win

Cody Estrel was all over the ice for the Toledo Cherokee, as he tallied one goal and three assists in Toledo\’s 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Swords.

Estrel scored 14:04 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Toledo. Tyler Zalecki picked up the assist. Estrel dished an assist on Zalecki\’s goal that made the score 1-0 Toledo at 1:11 into the first period. He then added assists on Mark McGee\’s goal at 1:14 into the third and on McGee\’s goal at 10:42 into the third.

The Cherokee pulled out the victory even though they were hit with 29 penalty minutes.

Toledo excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. The Cherokee\’s offense rang up 37 shots on Cincinnati\’s net. Toledo surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, the Cherokee average 3.6 goals per contest.

Toledo additionally got points from Zalecki, who also finished with one goal and three assists and McGee, who also registered three goals and two assists. Toledo also got a goal from Cam Schwartz as well. Other players who recorded assists for Toledo were David Bogart and Ted Austin, who contributed one each.

The Swords were often in penalty trouble, totaling 10 minors and two majors for 50 minutes in penalty time. Cincinnati surpassed its season average of 18.0 penalty minutes per game. The Swords\’ offense were handcuffed by Toledo\’s defensive play, and Cincinnati managed only 14 shots on goal during the game.

The Swords were led by Hunter Schneider, who scored the team\’s only goal. Schneider scored 8:58 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Brady Kiplinger assisted on the tally.

The Cherokee\’s Glen Bates stopped 13 shots out of the 14 that he faced. Toledo registered three goals on 12 power play opportunities. James Schroeder rejected 31 shots on goal for Cincinnati. For the Swords, Brett Mory was ejected from the game.