Happy November everyone! The Toronto Marlies (5-3-0) will face a familiar foe tonight as they travel to Hamilton to take on the Hamilton Bulldogs (4-2-0) at 7:30 pm at Copps Coliseum. This will be the third of 12 match-ups between the two teams this season.
The Marlies are 2-0 against the Bullogs so far this season and will look to maintain their perfect record tonight. The last time these two teams met was on Sunday, October 27th in Hamilton and was also the last game for both teams. The Marlies defeated the Bulldogs by a score of 3-2. Jerred Smithson scored just 24 seconds into the game and with an assist on Greg McKegg’s goal, Spencer Abbott extended his point streak to 7 games. With the victory, the Marlies remain the only team this season to have beaten the Bulldogs in regulation.
Both teams sit atop the North Division with 10 points over 8 games played. Puck drop is at 7:30 pm, catch all of the action on AHL Live. Don’t forget to follow the official Marlies Twitter account (@TorontoMarlies) and join us for the #MarliesLive live chat. We’ll be looking for the #MarliesLive Tweet of the Night and the winner will take home a Marlies prize pack. There’s just a few rules and regs you need to know about so read them here.
Update from Practice: Todd Crocker caught up with the team prior to their departure to Hamilton Friday.