Jan. 2: Marlies 6 vs. Hamilton 0
Forward lines:: Hamilton–Aucoin–Abbott, D’Amigo-Zigomanis-Scott, Ashton–Colborne–Ryan, Deschamps-McKegg-Frattin
Defence pairings: Fraser-Blacker, Ranger-Kostka, Gysbers-Yeo
Goaltenders: Scrivens (Win 60:00 minutes played, 14 SV, 0 GA), Rynnas (0:00)
After struggling offensively for much of the year, Marlies forward Joe Colborne had a goal and two assists in Toronto’s 6-0 whitewash of the Hamilton Bulldogs at Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday night. Colborne matched a personal single-game high with his 3 points, a feat that he has accomplished on four previous occasions.
The Marlies dominated on special teams, collecting three power-play goals and a shorthanded marker. The goal with a man down came off the stick of Jerry D’Amigo to open the scoring in the game. Keith Aucoin had a pair of goals, with Greg McKegg and Ryan Hamilton also finding the net. The goal for Hamilton was his team-leading 15th of the year.
Goaltender Ben Scrivens had a relatively quiet night, making 14 saves for his second shutout of 2012-13. Toronto has now taken five of 7 games against their Southern Ontario rivals this season.
The victory gives the Marlies points in 9 straight games (7-0-2). The team has not lost in regulation time since December 9. The team’s next game is Saturday when they host the Rockford Ice Hogs, the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks.