TORONTO– The Toronto Marlies played two games in the state of Texas over the weekend, splitting outcomes against the San Antonio Rampage and Houston Aeros
On Saturday in San Antonio, Evgeny Dadonov scored two goals to lead the Rampage over the Marlies 6-1.
Joe Devin, David Marshall, Bracken Kearns and Michal Repik added singles for San Antonio.
Joe Colborne scored the lone Toronto goal, on the power play, and it came in the final minute of the game when it 6-0.
Scott Clemmensen started his first game with the Rampage and made 31 saves for the victory.
Jussi Rynnas allowed all six goals against on 30 shots before being relieved by Mark Owuya in the third period.
San Antonio failed to score on five power-play opportunities while the Marlies went 1-for-4.
On Sunday in Houston, it was a day of firsts as Toronto beat the Aeros 6-2.
Matt Frattin scored two goals, including his first as a pro, as did Kenny Ryan.
Ryan Hamilton, Jerry D’Amigo and Greg Scott rounded out the Marlies scoring.
Marcel Mueller returned from injury and added three assists.
Warren Peters and Jon DiSalvatore each scored for Houston.
Owuya made 20 saves to pick up his first win with Toronto while Dennis Endras stopped 33 shots in defeat.
The Marlies were 0-for-6 on the power play as the Aeros scored once on five opportunities with the man advantage.
The win in Houston snapped a four-game road losing streak that Toronto has been on since heading out for nine games away from the Ricoh Coliseum.
Next up for the Marlies is the Oklahoma City Barons who they will face Tuesday morning at 11:30am.
- Saturday’s loss was Jussi Rynnas’ fifth in a row
- Owuya’s relief appearance on Saturday was his first game played with the Marlies
- Korbinian Holzer and Jesse Blacker each were -3 on Saturday
- Joe Colborne was held off the score sheet for only the second time this season on Sunday. Finished week still leading AHL in scoring with 19 points
- Darryl Boyce and Luca Caputi missed Sunday’s game with injuries
- Matt Lashoff and Keith Aulie missed both games over the weekend with injuries
- Rookie Will Acton scored his first point of the season, assisting on Scott’s goal against the Aeros
- The Marlies chose to dress only 11 forwards on Sunday rather than inserting Brayden Irwin into the line up
- The Marlies are 2-5 on the road