ABBOTSFORD CANUCKS VS TORONTO MARLIES PREVIEW
• The Abbotsford Canucks will kick off their six game home-stand with a pair of games against the Toronto Marlies on March 29th and March 30th.
• Tuesday’s game will be the third meeting this season between the two teams
• Previous meetings: March 2nd (6-4 road W), March 9th (3-0 road W)
• This pair of back-to-back games will be the final time the Canucks and Marlies will meet this regular season.
• Abbotsford lost their last game 3-1 on Friday night to Stockton in California.
• Toronto lost their last game 5-1 on Saturday night to Bridgeport in Ontario.
• Abbotsford are 5th in the Pacific Division, with a record of 30-20-4-1 (65 points)
• Toronto are 3rd in the North Division, with a record of 30-23-3-1 (64 points)
• Abbotsford boasts one of the league’s top special team units. Their 23.2% conversion rate on the powerplay is good enough for 4th in the AHL. That high rate has resulted in 55 powerplay goals, tied for 2nd best in the league.
• Toronto is still able to turn a penalty kill into a positive however, as they have put up 10 shorthanded goals this season. That tally is good enough for 4th in the AHL.
• Madison Bowey has been on a tear as of late, picking up 12 points in his last 12 games (5 goals and 7 assists). During that stretch, four games have been multi-point nights.
• Guillaume Brisebois snapped his scoreless skid against Stockton, picking up his first goal in five games. That tally was his 2nd of the season in 13 games.
• Sheldon Dries remains amongst the league leaders in goals. His 32 goals so far this year has him in 3rd in the AHL scoring race.
• Spencer Martin has been a pillar of Abbotsford’s success so far this season. His 16 wins is the ninth most by a netminder, and by far the most by a goalie who has played 21 games or fewer. Next on that list would be the 9 wins put up by Matt Jurusik of the Texas Stars, who has the 36th most wins in the AHL.
LAST GAME – MAR. 9/22 : ABB 3 vs TOR 0
On the final game of a four game Eastern Canada road trip, the Abbotsford Canucks completed the double over the Toronto Marlies in a 3-0win. Spencer Martin was able to muster 21 saves and record his third shutout of the season. Goals from Noah Juulsen, Jarid Lukosevicius, and Vincent Arsenau sealed the deal in a 3-0 road victory… CLICK HEREto read more.
- Will Lockwood recalled from loan from Vancouver, Mar. 26
- Adam Brubacher loaned to Fort Wayne (ECHL), Mar. 24
- Sheldon Rempal returned from loan by Vancouver, Mar. 21
- Noah Juulsen returned from loan by Vancouver, Mar. 21
- Vasily Podkolzin loaned from Vancouver, Mar. 21
- Nic Petan recalled from loan by Vancouver, Mar. 21
- Nic Petan returned on loan from Vancouver, Mar. 21
- Brannon McManus signs an amateur try out agreement to Abbotsford, Mar. 18
- Arturs Silovs reassigned by Vancouver to Trois-Rivieres (ECHL), Mar. 17
RECENT CANUCKS MILESTONES
- Brandon Hickey played his 100th career AHL game, Mar 20 vs. Ontario
- Brandon Cutler scored his 1st career AHL goal, Mar 19 vs. Bakersfield
- Tristen Nielsen scored his 1st career AHL hat trick, Mar. 16 vs. Manitoba
- Justin Dowling scored his 100th career AHL goal, Feb. 27 vs. Stockton
- Sheldon Dries played his 200th career AHL game, Feb. 25 vs. Stockton
- John Stevens played his 200th career AHL game, Feb. 7 vs. Tucson