Toledo, Ohio is the sixtieth largest city in the United States and the fourth largest city in the state of Ohio. Toledo is located in the Huron-Erie Lake Plains of Northwest Ohio. Toledo is home to two Fortune 500 companies (Dana Corporation and Owens Corning) and is also headquarters to Jeep off-road vehicles. Toledo is one of the busiest port cities on Lake Erie, the United States third busiest rail hubs and 15th busiest air cargo hub. Through its long history of innovation in all aspects of the glass industry, Toledo is affectionately known as the Glass City.
Hockey in Toledo[edit | edit source]
Complete team list[edit | edit source]
- (Michigan-Ontario League, 1940-42) play independent when league folds
- (Independent team, 1942-1943)
- Toledo Blades - (IHL, 1963-70) renamed Hornets
- Toledo Bombers - (Michigan-Ontario Hockey League, 1943-1944)
- Toledo Buckeyes - (Eastern Amateur Hockey League, 1949-50) rejoin IHL as Mercurys
- Toledo Cherokee (established 1993)
- Toledo Hornets - (IHL, 1970-1974) renamed Goaldiggers
- Toledo IceDiggers
- (Continental Elite Hockey League, 2002-2004)
- (NAHL, 2003-2005) became Alpena IceDiggers
- Toledo Goaldiggers - (IHL, 1974-1986)
- Toledo Jr. Storm (Continental Elite Hockey League, 2001-2002) renamed IceDiggers
- Toledo Mercurys
- (IHL, 1947-1949) join Eastern Amateur Hockey League as Buckeyes
- (IHL, 1950-1955) renamed Toledo-Marion Mercurys
- (IHL, 1956-1959) renamed Toledo-St. Louis Mercurys
- (IHL, 1960-1962) folded
- Toledo Rovers - (Ohio State Hockey League, 1947-48)
- Toledo Storm - (ECHL, 1991-2007) voluntarily suspend operations while having new arena built on same site as old arena, return as Toledo Walleye
- Toledo Walleye - (ECHL, 2009-present)
- Toledo-Marion Mercurys (IHL, 1955-1956) abandon Marion
- Toledo-St. Louis Mercurys (IHL, 1959-1960) abandon St. Louis
Arenas in Toledo[edit | edit source]
- Toledo Sports Arena - (1947-2007) Former home of the Toledo Mercurys, Blades, Hornets, Goaldiggers, and Storm; demolished in 2007 to make way for Lucas County Arena
- Huntington Center - (2009-Present) Home of the Toledo Walleye known as Lucas County Arena until April 2010
- Team Toledo Ice House
- Ottawa Park Ice Rink
Players[edit | edit source]
NHLers[edit | edit source]
- Cecil Dillon - former NHL right winger, played with the New York Rangers.
- Rick Hayward - former NHL defenceman, played with the Los Angeles Kings.
- Pat Jablonski - former NHL goaltender, played with five NHL teams.
- Bryan Smolinski - NHL center, currently with the Montreal Canadiens.
Other players[edit | edit source]
- Adam Edinger - former professional center.
- Dan Isenhath - former professional forward.
- Kelly Miller - professional center, currently with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).
- Joseph Trolles - defenceman, currently with the Omaha Lancers (USHL).
- Trevor Wolfe - former professional defenceman.
- Lukas Hafner - goalie, currently with the Lincoln Stars (USHL)
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Toledo, Ohio on Wikipedia