MARLIES 4, THUNDERBIRDS 2: Joey Anderson scores 3

TORONTO MARLIES (10-6-1-1 – 22 Points) vs.





Toronto: J. Anderson (6) SH (B. Seney, N. Hoefenmayer), B. McMann (3) PP (J. Ho-Sang, J. Duszak), J. Anderson (7) PP (J. Duszak, J. Ho-Sang), J. Anderson (8) (A. Suomela, J. Kopacka)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (37/39)

Springfield: H. McGing (5) (T. Tucker, S. Santini), D. Callin (1) (G. Luce, N. Albano)
Goaltender: J. Hofer (28/32)


  • Joey Anderson put the Marlies on the board with a shorthanded goal at 2:15 and a power play goal at 19:39, both in the second period. He added his third goal of the game at 2:37 of the third period at even strength. This was his first career AHL hat trick. Anderson has points (4-1-5) in his three consecutive games.
  • Bobby McMann scored on the power play at 11:53 of the second period. He has six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in 11 games with the Marlies this season.
  • Brett Seney had the primary assist on Anderson’s second period goal. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games. Seney has 15 points (9 goals, 6 assists) in 18 games this season.
  • Noel Hoefenmeyer recorded the secondary assist on Anderson’s second period goal.
  • Josh Ho-Sang registered the primary assists on McMann’s second period goal and Anderson’s power play goal in the second period.
  • Joseph Duszak picked up the secondary assist on McMann’s second period goal and the primary assist on Anderson’s power play goal in the second period. He leads all defencemen in assists (16) and has set a career high in assists through 15 games.
  • Antti Suomela had the primary assist on Anderson’s third period goal. This was his first point in his first game of the season.
  • Jack Kopacka recorded the secondary assist on Anderson’s third period goal.
  • Erik Källgren stopped 37 of 39 shots he faced. He is 4-1-0 when facing 30 or more shots in a game. This was his first start since leaving a game on Nov. 17 due to injury.


  • Toronto’s away record is 5-3-0-0 (10 points) this season.
  • The Marlies have outscored their opponents 23-22. Joey Anderson leads the Marlies in goals (5) and Joseph Duszak leads in assists (7) on the road.
  • Toronto’s last hat trick was recorded on the road by Mason Marchment on Feb. 7, 2020 against Belleville.


  • Toronto went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and 2-for-4 on the power play. Toronto has recorded four shorthanded goals this season. This is the second time Toronto has recorded two power play goals in one game this season.
  • Springfield had a 39-32 edge in shots in all situations. Bobby McMann led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 2-0-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and 1-0-0-0 against the Springfield Thunderbirds.

Trailing after 1 
Leading after 2                                    7-0-1-1
Scoring on the power play
Not allowing a goal on the power play 6-4-0-0
Outshot by opponent                          7-3-1-1
Friday                                                  3-1-0-0

Goals               9 
(J. Ho-Sang, B. Seney)
Assists            16 (J. Duszak)
Points              16 (J. Duszak)
PPG                 3 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots               45 (B. Seney,)
+/-                    +3 (J. Ho-Sang)
PIMS                43 (R. Clune)



On Toronto’s power play (2 goals):

It’s been an accumulation of things over some time. They did a really good job of going out and working as a group of five, executing our game plan. They’re starting to get more comfortable inside of the stuff we’ve given them. We had to change a few things but it paid off today. They did a really good job at having an impact and helping us win a hockey game today.

On Joey Anderson’s three-goal performance:
He’s really impressed the staff and the organization with how he conducts himself. Whether he goes up and he comes down, there is no lull in how he approaches what he does day to day. He’s one of our best leaders in the locker room and for him to come back and be as focused and dialled in with how he approaches his own individual game but also how much he cares about the team and leading and saying the right things at the right times, he was phenomenal today. Not just with the points but his attention to details defensively, finishing his hits, just a really tough person to play against, not even just with the points that he had.

On Erik Källgren’s performance:

He makes it look easy. He’s so technically sound. His balance and ability to recover and get to secondary shots and rebounds around the net is really impressive. He made some really big, key saves for us when the game was more within one goal there early and in the middle of the game. He’s found a lot of consistency and that’s because of his habits and his details.


On his connection with Brett Seney:

It’s awesome. Brett’s one of my best friends off the ice too. The chemistry that we have there just builds on the ice and we both play the game the same way which makes it easy for us and we add different components that complement each other well. We both want each other to succeed which is the best part. I’m excited for him and he’s excited for me when things go our way. We do anything we can for each other.


December 9: Forward Kurtis Gabriel recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL).
December 9: 
Defenceman Chad Krys loaned from Toronto (NHL).
December 8: 
Recalled defenceman Brennan Kapcheck from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
December 8: 
Recalled defenceman Matteo Pietroniro from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

*All times Eastern Standard Time

December 11 at Bridgeport – 7:00 p.m.
December 12 at Providence – 3:05 p.m.
December 15 vs. Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
December 18 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.
December 19 at Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.

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