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“There are a lot of bodies here right now and we have a some veteran issues…” David Broll was speaking about line combinations and how many different looks there have been for the Marlies this season.

It isn’t unusual for teams to change the notes to see if they can find winning tune. It will happen all year long and into the playoffs. The changes from trades, call ups, injuries, send downs, all contribute to a turbulent bit of matchmaking. That isn’t the current case. As Broll indicates it is choice ...

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The Toronto Marlies will close out their 3-in-3 weekend on Sunday afternoon when they host the Rockford IceHogs at Ricoh Coliseum at 3pm. This will be the first of two match-ups between the two teams, and the only visit Rockford will be making to Toronto.

On Saturday, the Marlies fell 4-1 to the Rochester Americans at Ricoh Coliseum. Connor Brown scored his first professional goal for the Marlies in the loss. With the defeat, the Marlies go 2-2 through the first four games of the season.

The IceHogs are coming off of ...

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The busy weekend for the Marlies continues as the team will play their second game of their three-in-three this weekend when they host the Rochester Americans at 3pm on RogersTV.

Toronto is coming off of a 3-2 overtime victory on Friday evening in Hamilton against the Bulldogs. Patrick Watling, Josh Leivo and Spencer Abbott all tallied their first goals of the season in the victory with Abbott tallying the game-winning goal in overtime. Antoine Bibeau earned his first win of the season, making 29 saves in the victory.

The Americans last hit ...

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The Toronto Marlies will be facing their QEW Rivals, the Hamilton Bulldogs in the first of 12 match-ups against the team this season on Friday night in Hamilton. The Marlies will be looking to play spoiler in the Bulldogs home opener as they square off for a 7:30pm tilt. The Marlies and Bulldogs split the season series 6-6 in twelve match-ups last season.

The Bulldogs last hit the ice on Saturday, October 11th where they defeated the Rochester Americans 6-4 on the road. Both teams are currently tied for second in ...

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There was a time when film directors would complete a project, really dislike the results then disown the film. Essentially they would work all film season then take what became known as an Alan Smithee credit. A made up name so that their reputation wouldn’t be affected by the results. There could have been a case to be made that Sylvain Lefebvre might have wanted this special treatment the past two seasons with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Marlies Friday night opponent. The case does not extend to the Toronto Marlies ...

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Anybody who’s been down to a Toronto Marlies game knows how much fun they are, especially for families. Starting this Sunday, October 19th, every Sunday Marlies home game will be a Family Funday Sunday.

In addition to taking in an exciting Marlies hockey game, a Family Funday at Ricoh Coliseum includes:

Family centric in-game programming, featuring everybody’s favourite mascot Duke the Dog
The first 1000 kids will receive a Marlies cinch bag that includes a hockey stick pen and an interactive activity book
As always, Marlies Alley will be open. Activities include inflatables, interactive ...

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