Ryan Hamilton Leads the way as Marlies Defeat IceCaps 4-2

Ryan Hamilton scored his team-leading 17th goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win against the St. John's IceCaps- Image Courtesy of Graig Abel

TORONTO– Over the last 10 games, Ryan Hamilton has been the most productive of all Toronto Marlies players and it doesn’t look like he plans to slow down anytime soon.

Hamilton scored his team-leading 17th goal of the season and set up one more, earning first star of the game, as the Marlies defeated the host St. John’s IceCaps 4-2 on Tuesday in American Hockey League action.

In his last 10 outings, the 27-year-old has scored eight goals, and 11 points, moving him into second spot in team scoring. His 17th goal surpasses his total of 16 from last season and he’s well on his way of crushing his career best of 20 goals, which he scored in 2007/08 as a member of the Houston Aeros.

Mike Zigomanis had a goal and an assist for Toronto while Marcel Mueller and Joe Colborne scored the others.

Matt Frattin picked up his first point since rejoining the Marlies, earning an assist on Colborne’s goal, while Nicolas Deschamps, Jerry D’amigo and Korbinian Holzer also had assists to round out Toronto’s scoring.

Jason King and Eric O’Dell each had a goal for St John’s, who have now dropped four games to the Marlies this season.

Jussi Rynnas stopped 20 of 21 shots, earning the win, but left early in the third period after taking a shot high in the shoulder. Mark Owuya came on in relief and allowed one goal against on nine shots.

David Aebischer started for the IceCaps but was pulled after the first period, allowing three goals on 13 shots. Peter Mannino played the final 40 minutes and stopped 16 of 17 shots.

Toronto went 0 for 6 on the power play while the IceCaps scored once on three opportunities with the man advantage.

These teams will meet again on Wednesday night when St. John’s hosts the second game in a back to back.

Worth Noting

  • Ben Scrivens was a healthy scratch for the first time in his professional career
  • Marcel Mueller left the game in the first period after falling awkwardly however he did return in the second
  • Jussi Rynnas did not return and his status is currently undetermined
  • Jon Abbot, play by play voice of the Marlies, tweeted that Colton Orr also suffered an injury. His status is undetermined as well
  • Mike Zigomanis and Marcel Mueller’s goals were scored less than two minutes into the game
  • Joe Colborne’s goal was his first in seven games
  • Marcel Mueller’s goal was his first in eight games
  • Jussi Rynnas’ shutout streak was stopped at 217 minutes
  • The Marlies are 14-0-0 when leading after two periods



2 Responses to Ryan Hamilton Leads the way as Marlies Defeat IceCaps 4-2

  1. Archana says:

    I’m not going to blame the refs for last night’s debacle at all but holy shit the NHL needs to do sohetming about officiating before a game is actually 100% lost due to them sucking dick for 60 minutes. Kaleta skated over close to Carcillo and was hit after the play both are sent off. Skating like that happens after every play. Rivet got 10+2 minutes while Carcillo only got 10 despite them doing the same exact thing (if anything at all.) And I pointed out that goal last night as well as the fact that both goals were on Vs. Last night’s announcers, he knocked that in with his chest, that’s a good goal. Pommers, directed that with his body, not going to be a goal.

  2. Yuliis says:

    Anonymous, I like a lot of the points you’re mnakig, but sometimes you take them too far. For example, it seems silly to argue that the presence of many relatively expensive digital books in the Kindle Store Top 100 proves readers aren’t price sensitive. After all, you could as easily argue that the existence of Rolls Royces proves car buyers aren’t price sensitive. It seems pretty clear instead that some book buyers are more price sensitive than others, and that some brands will command higher prices than others. If my brand were such that I could maximize profits at a $13.99 or even a $19.99 digital price point, I’d probably do it. Instead, I find my profits are maximized at $5.99 for novels and $2.99 for short stories — the lower price point seems to dramatically increase volume for the novels, and the higher price point seems not to have much effect on volume for the shorts. Other authors are going to find different sweet spots. It seems more productive to discuss the extent to which readers are price sensitive than to try to argue that no such price sensitivity even exists.Another such quibble: when an author walks away from a $500k two-book legacy offer, I don’t think the author’s action is rendered less relevant because the offer was lower than what he’d been offered previously (nor do I think the author’s action would be made more relevant if the $500k were more than what he’d been offered previously). The relevance I see is that now authors have choices they never had before, and that one author, at least, having had a bad experience with his previous publisher, decided to eschew what by any measure was a financially attractive new offer from a legacy publisher in favor of self-publishing. I also think it’s relevant that after mnakig that decision, the author went with yet another new alternative that presented itself — Amazon publishing — and that the alternative has made the author far more from the book in question than the author has made from any of his previous books (some of them extended list NYT bestsellers).In other words, an argument about marginalia such as, “Was the offer higher or lower? Was the new publisher better for this author or worse?” (I would argue better, but again, that’s not the point) obscures a much more important point: that authors now have choices. Now, for the moment we’re talking about only one author, of course, so you could argue this one example is an outlier or otherwise unrepresentative of any broad trends, and therefore of little relevance. But that’s not the argument you’ve been mnakig, and regardless, it’s one that’s been refuted by many commenters in this thread.

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