Marlies Hot & Cold: January 23rd-29th

Mark Owuya has lost three of his last four starts and sports a 3.66 GAA since being recalled from the Reading Royals of the ECHL- Image Courtesy of Mike Ivall

TORONTO– The Toronto Marlies played three games this week, all against North Division foes, and came away with one win and two losses.

Mike Zigomanis and Jerry D’Amigo both scored short-handed goals as the Marlies defeated the Lake Erie Monsters, for the third time this season, 6-2 on Thursday.

On Friday, Mark Owuya got the start in goal for Toronto’s last contest on a seven-game road trip but the Marlies offence lacked as the Hamilton Bulldogs skated away with a 4-1 victory.

Toronto returned home on Saturday and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Rochester Americans; their first loss to Rochester in five meetings this season.

The Marlies are currently 23-17-5 and sit atop the North Division standings with a five-point lead over the Americans, who sit in second place.

Here are the Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers for the week of January 23rd-29th.

Who’s Hot

Matt Frattin

Season Stats: 12 GP 6 G 3 A 9 PTS

Frattin scored two goals against the Monsters and then one more the following night against the Bulldogs. Had a three-game point streak snapped on Saturday, but it looks like him and Joe Colborne are finding some chemistry.

Mike Zigomanis

Season Stats: 42 GP 11 G 29 A 40 PTS

Had a goal and an assist against the Monsters and then scored the lone goal against the Americans. Continues to be the Marlies most consistent producer with 10 points in his last 10 games.

 

Will Acton

Season Stats: 40 GP 3 G 7 A 10 PTS

Registered his first career multi-point game against the Monsters with a goal and an assist then earned another assist on Friday against the Bulldogs. Mostly used for defensive purposes, Acton stayed responsible, going +4 despite two losses.

 

Who’s Cold

Mark Owuya

Season Stats: 12 GP 5-4-1 2.16 GAA .925 SV%

After some early success, Owuya has lost three of his last four starts. He gave up four goals on 24 shots against the Bulldogs and since being recalled three weeks ago, he has a 3.66 GAA in three appearances and a save percentage under .900.

 

Josh Engel

Season Stats: 37 GP 3 G 3 A 6 PTS

Has the ability to play both forward and defence but he’s been held scoreless at every position for quite some time. He has no points in his last 12 contests and hasn’t scored a goal in 20 games.

Colton Orr

Season Stats: 3 GP 0 G 0 A 0 PTS

Orr only played three games with the Marlies before suffering an injury to his knee. He’s been out since January 10th and isn’t expected back for at least another week.

 

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

KYLE CICERELLA

@KyleTheReporter

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