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Toronto Defeats Hamilton In Front Of Record Crowd

December 26, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Toronto Marlies News Release

What You Need To Know About The Toronto Marlies...

- Today's attendance at Air Canada Centre marked the largest crowd ever for an indoor AHL game in Canada

- Keith Aucoin now ranks 10th on the all-time AHL scoring list with 808 points

- Toronto ranks 2nd in AHL attendance (7,025)

- The Marlies have posted a record of 9-1-1 over their last 11 games and have recorded at least one point in six straight contests

- Ben Scrivens ranks 2nd (tie) in wins among AHL goaltenders (12)

- Toronto has the highest goal scoring total of any team in the Western Conference (99)

- Keith Aucoin ranks 2nd (tie) in AHL scoring with 34 points (7 goals, 24 assists) in 28 games. Aucoin also ranks 1st (tie) in AHL assists (24)

- Mike Kostka ranks 2nd in scoring among AHL defencemen (28)

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Last Week:

The Toronto Marlies posted a record of 3-0-1 this past week.

On Wednesday night in Cleveland, the Marlies fell by a score of 4-3 in overtime against the Lake Erie Monsters. Ryan Hamilton, Greg McKegg and Paul Ranger all tallied for Toronto while Jussi Rynnas stopped 32 of 36 shots in the loss.

Toronto returned home on Friday night for a game against the San Antonio Rampage. Captain Ryan Hamilton recorded his 76th goal in a Marlies uniform, making him the club's all- time leading goal scorer. Ben Scrivens stopped 30 of 31 shots to earn the victory.

The following day at Ricoh Coliseum Toronto defeated the St. John's IceCaps by a score of 4-2. Keith Aucoin recorded four points (1 goal, 3 assists) to lead the way for Toronto. Ben Scrivens earned his second victory in as many days.

Earlier this afternoon, the Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs by a score of 3-2 in front of a sold out crowd at Air Canada Centre. Today's attendance marked the ninth largest crowd in AHL history. Joe Colborne, Keith Aucoin and Mike Kostka all recorded goals for Toronto, while Ben Scrivens notched his third victory of the week.

Look Ahead:

Toronto travels to Grand Rapids for a pair of games this coming weekend.

The Marlies and Griffins will play back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday night. Toronto has posted a record of 1-0-0-1 against Grand Rapids this season, with the Marlies winning the last contest 5- 0 at Ricoh Coliseum. The Griffins currently rank 1st in the Midwest Division with a record of 16-9-1-1.

Gustav Nyquist leads the Griffins in points with 25 in 27 games. Tomas Tatar and Francis Pare are tied for the team lead in goals with 11. Goaltender Tom McCollum has posted nine wins in 12 starts so far this season.

Jussi Rynnas has started both games against Grand Rapids this season while leading scorer Keith Aucoin has recorded two goals. Marlies Upcoming Schedule

Fri, Dec. 28: TOR @ GR - 7pm

Sat, Dec. 29: TOR @ GR - 7pm

Wed, Jan. 2: HAM @ TOR - 7pm

Sat, Jan. 5: RFD @ TOR - 7pm

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