The Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 3-2 Wednesday night at Ricoh Coliseum.
Greg McKegg’s second goal of the season opened the scoring at 4:18 of the first period. The Marlies would take a 2-0 lead on Carter Ashton’s second goal in as many games. Rockford tied the game at two on goals from both Alex and Terry Broadhurst before the end of the period. Jeremy Morin notched his 4th goal of the season with under six minutes remaining in regulation to give the IceHogs their 5th victory of the season.
The Marlies return to the ice on Saturday evening when they host the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, at 5 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825).
Your weekly update courtesy of the Toronto Marlies:
“The Toronto Marlies posted a record of 1-1 over the course of two games this past week.
In their first road game of the season, the Marlies traveled to New York where they suffered a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. Wade MacLeod notched the lone Toronto goal with the assists going to Spencer Abbott and T.J. Brennan. Garret Sparks took the loss in his first start of the season.
In their final game of the week the Marlies defeated QEW rival the Hamilton Bulldogs, AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, by a score of 2-1. In his first game with the Marlies this season, Carter Ashton scored the game winning goal and was named the game’s first star. T.J. Brennan also netted his league leading eighth goal of the season in the win. Drew MacIntyre stopped 17 of 18 shots to remain unbeaten. Toronto went 2- for-8 on the powerplay and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill.
- T.J. Brennan leads the AHL in goals scored (8) and has registered a point in all five games.
- Toronto is averaging 31.4 shots on goal per game.
- Spencer Abbott ranks 3rd (tie) in AHL assists (6) and is currently riding a four-game point streak.
- Captain Trevor Smith ranks 1st in winning goals (2) and is also riding a four-game point streak.
- The Marlies are 4-0-0-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
- Toronto currently ranks 15th in AHL powerplay percentage (18.9%) and 8th AHL penalty kill percentage (89.3%).
- Drew MacIntyre ranks 10th in AHL goals against average (1.98).
- The Marlies have dominated second periods so far this season, outscoring opponents 8-1 and outshooting them 56-28.
The Marlies will play three games this coming week.
Toronto takes to the ice tonight (Wednesday) at Ricoh Coliseum for a 7 p.m. game against the Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Defenceman Adam Clendening leads the IceHogs with 8 points (2goals, 6 assists) in 7 games. Rockford’s two rookie goaltenders Kent Simpson and Antti Raanta have each recorded two wins so far this season.
In their second game of the week Toronto will host the Rochester Americans at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening. Luke Adam and Phil Varone have each recorded 7 points so far this season, while goaltender Nathan Lieuwen remains undefeated in two starts.
The Marlies will finish the week with a road game against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon. Puck drop is 3 p.m. at Copps Coliseum. Defenceman Greg Pateryn leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 4 points in 5 games.”
Wed Oct. 23 – vs. Rockford – 7 p.m.
Sat Oct. 26 – vs. Rochester – 5 p.m.
Sun Oct. 27 – at Hamilton – 3 p.m.
Fri Nov. 1 – at Hamilton – 7:30 p.m.
Tue Nov. 5 – at Utica – 7 p.m.
Marlies Scoring Leaders
|John Michael Liles||6||1||4||5|
North Division Standings