Toronto Marlies Weekly Release

Toronto Marlies Weekly Release

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Courtesy of the Marlies:

Last Week:

The Toronto Marlies earned six points this past weekend in three games against divisional opponents.
On Friday, Toronto travelled to Rochester where they defeated the Amerks by a score of 4-1. Matt Frattin recorded two goals and Ben Scrivens stopped 28 of 29 shots to earn the victory.

The Marlies returned home to Ricoh Coliseum on Saturday night for the second half of a home and home with the Amerks. Toronto defeated Rochester by a score of 3-2 in overtime. Nazem Kadri recorded two goals, including the game winner, while Paul Ranger added his second goal of the season. Ben Scrivens stopped 36 of 38 shots to earn the victory.

On Sunday afternoon, Toronto defended home ice once again by defeating the Lake Erie Monsters 5-4. Jake Gardiner and Ryan Hamilton each had two goals, while Spencer Abbott added three assists. Mark Owuya earned his second victory of the season for Toronto.

Notes:

Toronto is one of only three teams with just a single regulation loss on home ice. The Marlies have outscored opponents 30-16 in games at Ricoh Coliseum
- Captain Ryan Hamilton is four goals shy of the all-time Marlies record currently held by Jeremy Williams (74)
- Mike Kostka ranks second (tie) in scoring amoungst AHL defenceman (18)
- Toronto ranks 11th in league attendance with an average of 6,199 fans per home game
- Keith Aucoin ranks tenth (tie) in AHL scoring (20). Aucoin also ranks second in AHL assists (17)
- The Marlies hold a record of 10-3-0-1 when scoring the game’s first goal
- Toronto’s next home game is December 8 against Rochester. Please note that the game time has been moved to a 7 p.m. puck drop.

Upcoming Games:

Toronto will play two home games against divisional opponents this coming weekend.

On Saturday, Toronto will play the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, for the third time in four games. Marcus Foligno has registered 19 points in 19 games to lead the Amerks in scoring. Goaltender David Leggio holds a record of 9-8-0 in 17 starts so far this season.

Toronto will play host to the Abbotsford Heat, AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Heat currently rank first in the AHL with 31 points in 21 games. Sven Baertschi and Ben Street pace the Heat with 17 points each.

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