RECAP | IceCaps – Marlies: Sweeping Toronto With Style

(Photo by Graig Abel)
Sunday November 29, 2015 
Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON

St. John’s




(Photo by Graig Abel)


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – McCarron – Carr
Fournier – Dumont – Holloway
Bozon – MacMillan – Gregoire
McNally – Miceli[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Tinordi – Ellis
Hanley – Didier
Bennett – Lernout



Scratches: Darren Dietz, Mark Barberio (undisclosed), Eric Neilson, Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Jacob De la Rose (lower-body), Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured reserve:  Ryan Johnston (back surgery)

Game Report

The IceCaps and Marlies got off to a really eventful first period in the second game of their back-to-back.  Zach Hyman took an early penalty for closing his hand on the puck, allowing Morgan Ellis to give his team a 1-0 lead on the power play.  Penalties ran high in this game, and about halfway through the first period the IceCaps found themselves with a 5-on-3.  Daniel Carr fanned on an open net, but then took the puck around behind and slotted it past Bibeau to extend the lead.

Frustrations started showing for the Marlies as Rich Clune started throwing punches at Gabriel Dumont, for which Brett Lernout stepped in to defend. Clune and Lernout each earned a minor penalty and a ten minute misconduct, while Clune also picked up an extra five for fighting.  Charles Hudon fired a shot at Bibeau during a subsequent 4-on-4, which Bud Holloway buried on the rebound.

The third period started with the IceCaps on another 5-on-3, the 5 on 3 which didn’t last long as Hudon sniped home his 10th of the season. Mark MacMillan ripped one over Bibeau’s shoulder to nab his first goal and give St. John’s a 5-1 lead. Shortly after MacMillan’s goal, Rich Clune and Dalton Thrower dropped the gloves in a very spirted tilt that ended in a draw.

Zach Fucale’s 37 saves backstopped the IceCaps to a huge 5-1 win over the Marlies at Ricoh today for a weekend sweep of Toronto.

Game notes by Chris Hatzitolios

▲     Daniel Carr, Charles Hudon, Morgan Ellis, Mark MacMillan, Bud Holloway

 30 Shots 38
3 for 9 Power Play 1 for 5
29 Penalty Minutes 48
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (11-5-3-2) 3 0 2 5
 Marlies (15-5-1-0) 0 1 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Ellis (6), Carr (8), Holloway (6), Hudon (10), MacMillan (1)
  • TOR:  Brennan (8)
  • STJ: Fucale (W) 7-2-2
  • TOR: Bibeau (L) 6-3-0
 AHL Three Stars
  1. Bud Holloway   STJ
  2. Morgan Ellis   STJ
  3. Charles Hudon   STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Coach Sylvain Lefebvre

  • “We didn’t spend too much time in our zone, there was maybe one or two shifts where we spent a little too much time there.”
  • “I’m really hapy, I’m thrilled, when you start the weekend like this with 3 in 3, if you can take that many points, I mean, you will take them for sure.”

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Gabriel Dumont

Audio from interviews conducted by Chris Hatzitolios for IceCaps Hockey Report | Rocket Sports Media.

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