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BLUE JAYS TO MOVE HOME LOCATION TO SAHLEN FIELD BEGINNING JUNE 1
Tickets go on sale for the first eight home games, beginning Thursday, May 13
The Toronto Blue Jays today announce that on June 1, its home location will move to Sahlen Field, home of the organization’s Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons. The club’s goal has always been to return to play on home soil as soon as it is safe to do so and until then, the team will play its home games at Sahlen Field.
Please find the updated 2021 regular season schedule attached.
To prepare Sahlen Field for MLB regular season home games with fans under COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the Blue Jays and Bisons are undertaking a jointly funded renovation project, including the following upgrades that will be completed before June 1:
- Moving the bullpens off the field to behind the outfield walls
- New batting cages built beyond right field
- Resodding the outfield grass, completing a full field replacement that began with the infield in 2020
- New weight room and renovated clubhouse facilities
- LED light bulb replacements plus two additional temporary lighting poles
The Blue Jays will host fans in a limited 24% capacity at Sahlen Field, in accordance with local and state guidelines. Tickets for the club’s first eight home games vs. the Miami Marlins (June 1 & 2), Houston Astros (June 4 to 6), and New York Yankees (June 15 to 17), go on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 13 at 10 a.m. ET (bluejays.com/tickets). Tickets for the homestand beginning June 24 vs. the Baltimore Orioles will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, June 3 at 10 a.m. ET; subsequent homestand onsales will be announced at a later date.
Ticket purchasers will receive a guide with additional Sahlen Field health and safety protocols (available at bluejays.com/healthandsafety), including, but not limited to:
- Tickets sold in pods of up to four seats, spaced a minimum of six feet apart
- Fans aged three years and older must present proof of full vaccination (received at least 14 days prior to the day of the game) or a negative COVID-19 test result (from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the day of the game or a rapid antigen test taken within six hours of the game’s scheduled start time); complete information on documentation and timing for proof of testing and vaccination available at bluejays.com/healthandsafety
- Mobile ticketing only to limit fan touchpoints; the ticket purchaser for the seating pod must transfer individual tickets to each guest in their seating pod for gate entry
- Symptom screening and temperature check prior to entry
- Face coverings required at all times for fans aged two years and older, except when actively eating or drinking in their designated seats
The Blue Jays played the majority of its 2020 regular season home games at Sahlen Field, finishing 17-9 at home. The club extends its sincere thanks to Bob and Mindy Rich and the Buffalo Bisons organization; the City of Buffalo, Erie County, and New York State officials; and Buffalo-area fans who have welcomed Blue Jays and Bisons players to Sahlen Field for nearly a decade. The team is excited to return to the site of its strong 2020 campaign, this time with in-person cheers from Buffalo-area fans.
We want to thank Canadians for everything they have done to combat COVID-19 in our communities. Blue Jays fans should continue to follow the latest local public health guidelines, including non-essential travel outside of Canada; through these efforts, we can hope for the day we reunite with our fans on home soil.
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TORONTO MARLIES (11-13-0-1 – 23 Points) vs.
LAVAL ROCKET (22-5-2-1 – 47 Points)
TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021
Toronto: J. McKenna (4) (C. Rosén, R. Chartier), N. Hoefenmayer (1) (J. McKenna), M. Marincin (1) (N. Robertson, M. Kokkonen), N. Petan (6) (A. Suomela, T. Kivihalme)
Goaltender: J. Woll (57/60)
Laval: X. Ouellet (3) (L. Vejdemo), Y. Veilleux (10) (C. Schueneman, L. Hawel), Y. Veilleux (11) (L. Dauphin, J. Lucchini)
Goaltender: M. McNiven (30/34)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Jeremy McKenna opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 1:04 of the second period. This was McKenna’s first shorthanded AHL goal. McKenna has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 18 games this season
- Noel Hoefenmayer scored at 10:35 of the third period. This was his first AHL goal. Hoefenmayer has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) through 12 games this season.
- Martin Marincin scored at 16:47 of the third period. This was Marincin’s first goal with the Marlies this season. He has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in eight games.
- Nic Petan scored the game-winning goal at 4:49 of overtime. This was his first game-winning goal this season. Petan has 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists) in 11 games with the Marlies.
- Calle Rosén recorded the primary assist on McKenna’s shorthanded second period goal. He has 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 22 games.
- Rourke Chartier registered the secondary assist on McKenna’s shorthanded second period goal. This was his 80th AHL career point. Chartier has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) through 24 games.
- Nick Robertson had the primary assist on Marincin’s third period goal. Robertson has assists (3) in three consecutive games and 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) through 17 games this season.
- Mikko Kokkonen picked up the secondary assist on Marincin’s third period goal. This was his first career AHL point.
- Antti Suomela recorded the primary assist on Petan’s game-winner. This was Suomela’s first point with the Marlies. He has seven points (1 goal, 6 assists) through 12 games this season.
- Teem Kivihalme collected the secondary assist on Petan’s overtime goal.
- Joseph Woll stopped 57 of the 60 shots he face he faced. He is now 5-5-0 on the season with a 3.42 goals against average and a 0.892 save percentage.
- Joseph Woll set a franchise record for most saves (57) in a game. The record was previously held by Justin Pogge with 49 saves against Grand Rapids on Oct. 27, 2006.
- Wollalso set a franchise record for most saves in a single period (27). The record was previously held by Adam Munro with 22 saves against Abbotsford on Oct. 21, 2009.
- Toronto went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play.
- Laval had a 60-34 edge in shots in all situations. Kalle Kossila led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 11-13-0-1 against Canadian Division opponents and are 2-2-0-1 against the Rocket.
Scoring first 11-6-4-0
Tied after 1 4-5-0-0
Leading after 2 8-0-0-0
Outshot by opponent 5-5-0-1
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Goals 9 (Gaudet)
Assists 12 (Agostino)
Points 20 (Agostino)
PPG 2 (Agostino, Brazeau, Kossila)
Shots 62 (Agostino)
+/- +8 (Kossila)
PIMS 48 (Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On the response from his team:
It was really impressive seeing the team come together. Rich sticking up for the team in the first period. It brought a lot of energy, just setting a tone for the group and an expectation. Then the third period, it was just more of that and how hard guys competed and battled and found ways to come back in this game.
On Joseph Woll:
He was phenomenal tonight. He’s done a lot of good work this season. Sometimes he doesn’t get the results he deserves with some of our play in front of him. It’s game like that where you see how much he’s grown in a year and he should feel really good about that effort. He gave us a chance to win. You could tell it’s building a lot of confidence for him.
JOSEPH WOLL (57 SAVES)
On facing 60 shots:
It definitely makes it more fun. Being a goalie is a good mix of standing around and being in the action. It’s a lot more fun when you’re in the action. A little bit in the second, it felt a little long. Just a lot of shots but it was good. I’m pretty pumped that we won that one.
May 2 Riley McCourt (D) – Loaned to Wichita (ECHL)
May 1 Veini Vehviläinen (G) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL)
May 1 Martin Marincin (D) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL)
*All times Eastern Standard Time
Thursday, May 6 vs. Manitoba – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 8 vs. Manitoba – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 9 vs. Manitoba – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11 vs. Laval – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12 vs. Laval – 3:00 p.m.
MAPLE LEAFS SIGN KIRILL SEMYONOV TO ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Kirill Semyonov to a one year entry-level contract for the 2021-22 season.
Semyonov, 26, skated in 60 games for Avangard Omsk (KHL) in 2020-21, registering 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) while adding nine points (four goals, five assists) in 23 playoff games, capturing the Gagarin Cup. In 377 regular season KHL games, the Omsk, Russia native has recorded 169 points (70 goals, 99 assists) and 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 65 playoff games. Semyonov was selected to represent Omsk in the 2019 All-Star Game.