The Toronto Marlboros had plenty of time to reflect on Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Quinte Red Devils and responded with a 3-1 win over Team NOHA early Friday as Danil Antropov and Kevin Bahl had multi-point performances.
Chad Denault opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the showcase for Team NOHA, but the Marlies responded with three unanswered to improve to 2-1 at the 2016 OHL Cup.
“The NOHA team is a hard-working club that we had to battle this morning, and I think it was a positive response to a game that we wanted to put behind us,” said Marlboros coach Steve Devine. “To be honest, I think we took Quinte a little too lightly on Wednesday and learned a valuable lesson. They’re more than a Wild Card team and we should have been better prepared for them. Moving forward I think this win is one we can build off of.”
The win draws Toronto even with Team NOHA in the Nash Division at four points apiece while the Marlies hold a game in hand to be played later on Friday.
Allan McShane received Player of the Game recognition for Toronto with his first goal of the showcase in the win.
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Toronto – Allan McShane (1G)
Team NOHA – Chad Denault (1G)