Monday, July 27, 2009

Toledo Walleye present their mascot

This in via email:

Toledo Walleye Introduce Spike!
Lovable hockey mascot introduced at Mud Hens game…

(TOLEDO, OH) - Hey Toledo, something fishy happened today at Fifth Third Field.

This afternoon at the Toledo Mud Hens game, a new fish in town joined the action as “Spike”, the official mascot for the Toledo Walleye hockey team, was revealed.

Spike joined the team straight from the Maumee River and can’t wait for hockey season to start. Spike plans to be around town in the next few months as he anxiously waits for the hockey season to start on Friday, October 16 at the new downtown arena.

Spike hopes you’ll join him at one of his many appearances at the Mud Hens remaining home games or at a Wendy’s location near you.

Check the website for more details. Toledo Walleye ticket packages on sale now – call (419) 725-WALL for more information.

Mascot Profile


Name: Spike

Species: Yellow Walleye

Gender: Male

Height: Taller than most

Weight: Big around the belly

Birth date: July 27, 2009

Birth place: The Maumee River

Residence: The Fish Pond, Lucas County Arena, Toledo, OH

Favorite Movies: Finding Nemo & The Mighty Ducks

Favorite Songs: The Hockey Song by Stompin’ Tom Connors, Take on Me by Reel Big Fish, and What I like about you by the Romantics

Favorite Food: Worms

Hobbies: Cheering on the Walleye Hockey Team, playing hockey, dancing, writing poetry, and reading

Favorite Books: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess and Z is for Zamboni

Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” --Wayne Gretzky

Q & A With Spike

Do you have any special skills?
I’ve got some pretty wild dance moves.

How did you become the Walleye mascot?
It’s only natural for the #1 fan to become the mascot.

What will you do when you’re not at the games?
I’ll flop around town visiting businesses, fans, parades, festivals, and parties. Who doesn’t love a party?

What is your biggest fear?
Fishing Poles

What do you think the new arena will be like?
I hope it’s cold, crazy, and loud! Hockey fans know how to cheer.

What would your fortune cookie say?
“Big things are headed your way.”

Tell us something no one knows about you.
If I told you, then it wouldn’t be a secret anymore!

What’s your favorite Joke?
What day of the week do fish hate? Frydays

I’m Spike (my first published poem)

Born in the Maumee River
Fun is what I deliver
I found a home at the arena downtown
Where there’s lots of people all around
I’m the Walleye’s #1 fan
I’m too cute for the frying pan
I can skate with the best
I won’t settle for less
Hockey is the game
Spike is the name

The Toledo Walleye will begin the regular season on Friday, October 16 at 7:00 PM vs. the Florida Everblades at the Lucas County Multi-Purpose Arena. Season tickets and mini-plan packages are on sale now and group outings are being reserved. Fans can call (419) 725-WALL for more information.

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