Marlies Hot & Cold: December 5th-11th

Simon Gysbers picked up two assists on Saturday in a 4-1 victory over the Albany Devils- Image Courtesy of Mike ivall

TORONTO– This past week the Toronto Marlies played  two games and came away with victories in both of them.

Friday they defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs, on the road, by a score of 2-1 and then on Saturday returned home and beat the Albany Devils 4-1.

They improved their record to 15-7-4 and sit atop the North Division with an eight-point lead over the Rochester Americans, the next closest team. They are also sitting fourth overall in AHL league standings.

With that said, here are the Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers for the week of December 5th-11th.

Who’s Hot

Greg Scott

Season Stats: 26 GP 9 G 8 A 17 PTS

Scored two goals and added an assist for three points in two games this week. Has seven points in his last five games and his winning goal on Saturday came shorthanded; his team-leading second of the season. He also leads the team in shots with 88, 26 more than any other player.

Ben Scrivens

Season Stats: 8 GP 6 W 2 L 0 SOL 2.26 GAA .920 SV%

Started both games and stopped 52 of 54 shots combined.  His two wins move him back into the team lead with six. Also, he improved his goals against average to 2.26 and his save percentage to a season best .920.

Simon Gysbers

Season Stats: 19 GP 3 G 8 A 11 PTS

Set up two goals on Saturday and leads all Marlies defenceman in scoring despite missing the beginning of the season as a healthy scratch.

Who’s Cold

Drew Paris

Season Stats: 12 GP 0 G 0 A 0 PTS

When Joe Colborne returned to the line up on Friday, Josh Engel moved back to the blue line to make room up front. Paris became the odd D man out and was a healthy scratch for two straight games. He`s currently on loan from the ECHL and overall has been a reliable sixth defenceman.

Tyler Brenner

Season Stats: 18 GP 1 G 2 A 3 PTS

Last Saturday, against the Houston Aeros, Brenner went hard into the boards and has been out of the line up since. Missed both games this week with an undisclosed injury and his time table is unknown.

Kenny Ryan

Season Stats: 13 GP 1 G 0 A 1 PTS

Like Brenner, the rookie forward missed both games this week with an upper-body injury and has missed six consecutive. He expects to be practicing this week but getting some game action is still unknown.

Look for the weekly Toronto Marlies hot and cold every Monday.

Kyle Cicerella

@KyleTheReporter

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