MARLIES 2 @ BELLEVILLE 5
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Toronto: J. Ho-Sang (16) (T. Kivihalme), N. Robertson (16) (J. Ho-Sang, C. Krys)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (22/25) L
Belleville: C. Reinhardt (15) (L. Shaw), L. Shaw (15) PP (V. Lodin), C. Bishop (5) (M. Wedman), C. Bishop (6) EN (A. Agozzino, S. Sabourin), A. Agozzino (20) EN (E. Sokolov)
Goaltender: F. Gustavsson (32/34) W
- Josh Ho-Sang put the Marlies on the board at 17:15 of the second period and later added the primary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) in 47 games this season.
- Teemu Kivihalme had the lone assist on Ho-Sang’s second period goal. He has seven points (1 goal, 6 assists) in 32 games this season.
- Chad Krys recorded the secondary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) in 36 games with the Marlies.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 22 of 25 shots he faced.
- The Marlies went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 12-22-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 20-19-3-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Toronto had a 34-26 edge in shots in all situations. Josh Ho-Sang led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 14-8-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
- The Marlies are 20-16-3-1 against North Division opponents and finish the regular season 6-5-1-0 against the Senators. Toronto outscored Belleville 45-36 through 12 games.
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
The effort was there. I’m really proud of the team and what we’ve been able to accomplish and how we’ve been able to grow this year. In this game, they left it all on the ice. Right now, it stings quite a bit. It’s tough to digest and process. We truly felt our team was and is good enough to make the playoffs and be a part of the postseason. Definitely not short in effort and ability today.
On today’s game:
This group we showed obviously a lot of heart all the way throughout the season. I thought we deserved better. It’s really disappointing the outcome. Every guy in that locker room can be really proud of themselves this year. Not only took steps as players but as people too. There’s a lot of good to take out of it.
On Rich Clune and the team’s bond this season:
It’s a good learning experience. You look at a guy like Rich Clune and he’s one of our oldest, most veteran players. He’s the reason why he’s played so long and has had such a good career because of the type of person he is on and off the ice and the work ethic he puts in. For myself and every guy in that locker room when times got tough, we turned to him. He’s a good friend and a guy I’m going to keep in touch with the rest of my life. Outside of hockey, he’s just a role model for this whole team.