Toronto Marlies
FiredUp Network Sports Writer

Saturday, October 16, 2021


Manitoba: M. Eyssimont (1) (C. Maier, J. Kovacevic)
Goaltender: M. Berdin (21/25)

Toronto: B. Seney (1) (K. Semyonov, J. Duszak), J. Ho-Sang (1) (N. Robertson, K. Semyonov), J. Ho-Sang (2) PP (J. Duszak, K. Semyonov), J. Anderson (1) (N. Robertson, S. Der-Arguchintsev), B. Seney (2) EN, SH (Unassisted)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (34/35)


  • Brett Seney scored Toronto’s first goal of the season at 17:27 of the first period and picked up an empty net goal at 17:51 of the third period. Seney had 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 30 games last season with the Binghamton Devils.
  • Josh Ho-Sang recorded Toronto’s second goal of the game at 11:30 and a power play goal at 19:27, both in the second period.
  • Joey Anderson scored at 12:10 of the third period. He recorded 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in 20 games with the Marlies last season.
  • Kirill Semyonov registered the primary assist on Seney’s first period goal and the secondary assists on both of Ho-Sang’s second period goals. This was his first career AHL game.
  • Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on Seney’s first period goal and the primary assist on Ho-Sang’s second period goal. He registered 12 points (four goals, eight assists) with the Marlies last season.
  • Nick Robertson picked up the primary assists on Ho-Sang’s second period goal and Anderson’s third period goal.
  • Erik Källgren stopped 34 of 35 shots he faced in his first appearance with the Marlies.


  • Toronto went 6-for-6 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play.
  • Manitoba had a 35-26 edge in shots in all situations. Nick Robertson led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 1-0-0-0 against Central Division opponents and 1-0-0-0 against the Manitoba Moose.


  • Goals: J. Ho-Sang, B. Seney (2)
  • Assists: K. Semyonov (3)
  • Points:  K. Semyonov (3)
  • PPG: J. Ho-Sang (1)
  • Shots: N. Robertson (5)
  • +/-:  Multiple players (+2)
  • PIMS: J. Duszak (6)



On the start for the Marlies:
The team came with a lot of energy, a lot of nervous and excited energy. I think you’re seeing it a lot too in the NHL games I’ve seen in the last couple days. There were fans back in the stands for a lot of guys for the first time. You could tell our players were really excited to have fans back in here. They were feeling their energy. They were feeling their support. We got some offensive looks in the first. You could tell the game was a little choppy. I think both teams were having a little difficulty finding the flow with that nervous energy. We settled in as the game went on and the guys started to shake that off a little bit.

On the energy from the fans:
We definitely feel the energy. We feel the fans in the building. It’s a big upgrade from the audio noise, static fans that we would hear last season. We’re extremely happy for the support that we have in this market, how awesome our fans are and good to see them back in the building.

On Josh Ho-Sang:
Great start for him. Today was great. His leadership qualities and how he was positively talking about his teammates and giving them good feedback as they came back from shifts. For him to work the way he did, be a good teammate and get rewarded with the points he had was a great start for him.

On Erik Källgren’s performance:
Great. For a goalie to come over here to North America and be tested in an environment like this at a level like this, he was really strong, really composed. Our penalty kill did really good but you’re only as good as your goalie on the penalty kill sometimes. He really stopped the puck back there for us and gave us a chance.


On his performance:
I’m just happy we won. I thought everyone played great. Robbie made a great pass on my first goal and on my second, that’s just our power play working. I think that we had a lot of good pieces tonight. It’s nice to see the puck go in the back of the net. I thought the boys were great. Joey Anderson had an amazing game. Seney had an amazing game. Källgren in the pipes – amazing. And obviously, a pleasure playing with Robbie.

On his first goal:
At that point it’s a 1-0 game and I wanted to give the boys some breathing room. Manitoba played well. The score I don’t think tells how well they played. We went up two, they scored and we answered again. And then in the third period, we played some lockdown defence along with great performances by everyone, sticking to the game plan. That’s what we expect from this group.


  • October 16: Signed goaltender Andrew D’Agostini to a PTO.



October 17 vs. Manitoba – 4:00 p.m.
October 23 vs. Rochester – 4:00 p.m.
October 24 vs. Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
October 27 at Laval – 7:30 p.m. 
October 29 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.