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The Toronto Marlies (9-6-1-0) are in Texas to take on the Texas Stars (9-6-2-2-) tonight at the Cedar Park Center. The last time these two teams met was on Sunday, November 17th when the Marlies defeated the Stars 3-2 in a shootout. After 10 rounds and 20 shooters, Sam Carrick notched the winner for the Marlies.

This will be the second game in as many nights for the Stars as they dropped a 4-3 shootout loss to the San Antonio Rampage at home on Friday night. Travis Morin currently leads the ...

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This past Tuesday, Dave Andrews, Dave Poulin and Steve Spott announced that the Marlies will be playing Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League on Saturday, February 15th in an exhibition game as part of this year’s AHL All-Star Festivities. Färjestad will also be facing this year’s AHL All-Star team during the AHL All-Star Classic in St. John’s on February 11th and 12th.

Färjestad BK (Full name Färjestad Bollklub) is based out of Karlstad and considered one of the most successful hockey clubs in Sweden, playing in 19 league finals and ...

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With only 10 days left in Movember, we thought it was time to check in on how the moustaches are coming along for the Toronto Marlies. Some are fairly impressive and others…well, you’ll see for yourself. Regardless of the quality of facial hair, Team MOple Leaf Sports has managed to raise over $18,000 so far all thanks to your amazing support. Andrew MacWilliam currently leads the Marlies with $500 raised.

Without further ado….the mo’s:

Stefan Legein:

 

Greg McKegg:

 

T.J. Brennan:

 

David Broll:

 

Tyler Biggs:

 

Stuart Percy:

 

Sam Carrick:

 

Andrew MacWilliam:

 

So, which one do you think is the best so ...

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The Toronto Marlies (8-6-1-0) will once again take on the Charlotte Checkers (5-9-0-1) this evening at Ricoh Coliseum. The two teams faced each other this past Saturday at Ricoh Coliseum where the Marlies defeated the Checkers 4-1.

Including the Saturday loss to the Marlies, the Checkers have dropped 6 games in a row and currently sit last in the West Division. The Checkers currently have a road record of 5-3-1.

The Marlies are coming off of a 3-2 victory over the Texas Stars on Sunday. Jamie Devane and Korbinian Holzer both scored ...

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The Toronto Marlies (6-6-1-0) will be taking on a brand new opponent as they face off against the Charlotte Checkers (5-8-0-1) for the very first time this afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.

The Checkers currently sit last in the West Division and are amidst a 5-game losing streak. Their last match-up was on Thursday at home against the Hershey Bears where they lost 8-1. The Checkers are winless at home this season, but hold a record of 5-2-1 while on the road. Forward Victor Rask leads all active Checkers players in points ...

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The Toronto Marlies fell to the Lake Erie Monsters by a score of 3-1 on Thursday evening at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

After a scoreless first period, Josh Leivo opened up the scoring for the Marlies for the third game in a row at 11:16 of the second period. Bryan Lerg would tie it for the Monsters on a power play at 15:57 of the second frame. The Monsters jumped to a 2-1 lead when Paul Carey scored for the Monsters, once again ...

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The Toronto Marlies (6-5-1-0)  will be rounding out their 6-game road stand when they take on the Lake Erie Monsters (6-6-0-0) tonight in Cleveland.

This will be the second of 8 match-ups between the two division rivals. The last time the Marlies and Monsters met was on Sunday, October 6th where the Marlies defeated the Monsters by a score of 5-1. The Monsters are coming off of a 2-1 shootout victory against the Rochester Americans on Monday. Calvin Pickard stopped 34 shots in the victory while Bryan Lerg scored his second ...

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It’s game day! The Marlies (6-3-1-0) are in Abbotsford to take on the Heat (9-4-0-1) tonight at 10:00 pm ET for the first game of a double-header. This will be the first of four match-ups between the two teams this season and this weekend will be the only visit to B.C. for the Marlies this year. Last season, the Marlies had a record of 2-6 against the Heat.

The Heat enter tonight’s match-up on a five-game win streak and are sitting second in the Western Conference. All 5 victories ...

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The Toronto Marlies defeated the Utica Comets by a score of 5-2 Tuesday night in Utica. This is the 6th win of the season for the Marlies, and the team currently sits first place in the North Division with 13 points.

Alexandre Grenier opened the scoring early in the game for the Comets, banging in a rebound at the 1:10 mark of the opening frame. Sam Carrick would get the Marlies on the board at 17:10 of the first with his first goal of the ...

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The Royal Winter Fair road trip officially kicks off for the Toronto Marlies (5-3-1-0) as they take on the Utica Comets (0-6-1-1), AHL Affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, on the road tonight at 7:00 pm.

This will be the first time that the two North Division rivals will face each other as the Comets are new to the AHL this season. Over 8 games so far, the Comets are still searching for their first win of the season. With a record of 0-6-1-1, they are currently last in the ...

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It’s that time of year again! Once again, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will be participating in the annual tradition known as Movember to raise awareness for men’s health.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. Through the power of the moustache, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. As an official global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

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The Toronto Marlies (4-2-0-0) are back on the ice at Ricoh Coliseum today at 5pm to take on the Rochester Americans (3-2-1-0), in their first visit to Toronto this season. The last time these two teams met was in Rochester on October 18th, where the Marlies suffered their first loss of the season in a 4-1 defeat. This will mark the first visit to Toronto for former Marlie Mike Zigomanis since signing in Rochester in the off-season.

The Americans come into Ricoh Coliseum with a record of 3-2-1-0 on ...

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Tonight, the Marlies (4-1) are back on the ice hosting the Rockford IceHogs (4-2-1) at 7pm at Ricoh Coliseum. This will be the first of only two match-ups between the two teams this season, and the only one at home for the Marlies.

The IceHogs were in Hamilton on Tuesday evening taking on the Bulldogs where they lost 5-4 in overtime. Forward Mark McNeill scored twice in the loss and is current second in team scoring with 7 points over 7 games. Defenceman Adam Clendening currently leads the IceHogs in scoring ...

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The Toronto Marlies are back in action this afternoon at 3pm as they host the Hamilton Bulldogs at Ricoh Coliseum. This will be the first of 12 match-ups this season between the division rivals.

Both teams are coming off of road losses on Friday evening. The Bulldogs were in Lake Erie taking on the Monsters where they lost 3-2 in a shootout. Defenseman Greg Pateryn currently leads the team in scoring with 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists.) The Bulldogs are currently 4th in the division with a record ...

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Photo Courtesy of Micheline Veluvolu/Rochester Americans

The Toronto Marlies suffered their first loss of the season in their first road game of the year with a 4-1 loss to the Rochester Americans at Blue Cross Arena on Friday evening.

Dan Catenacci scored just nine seconds into the game to give the Americans the 1-0 lead. Luke Adam, the Americans current leading scorer, gave the team the 2-0 lead at 9:46 of the first period. The Marlies would get on the board in the second with Wade MacLeod cutting the Americans lead in ...

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After starting the season at home and going 3-0, the Marlies will look to extend their win streak as they play in their first road game of the season this evening in Rochester against the Americans.

The Americans are currently fourth in the North Division with a record of 1-2 over 3 games. Their last outing was a 5-1 loss against the Syracuse Crunch. Forward Luke Adam currently leads the team with 3 goals.

Meanwhile, the Marlies are coming off a 6-3 win over the St. John’s IceCaps last Saturday at Ricoh ...

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The Toronto Marlies are back in action this afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum as they host the St. John’s IceCaps today at 3pm.

Last night, the IceCaps were in Hamilton taking on the Bulldogs where they lost 3-2. They currently sit second in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with a record of 1-1-1-0 over 3 games. Eric O’Dell leads the team in goals with 4.

The Marlies last game was on Sunday, October 6th versus the Lake Erie Monsters where they skated to a 5-1 victory.  Defenceman T.J. Brennan ...

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Opening weekend continues for the Marlies as they face the Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche today at 5pm at Ricoh Coliseum. This will be the third game in 3 days for the Monsters and the second game in two days for the Marlies. The Monsters hosted the Abbotsford Heat at home on Friday and Saturday and earned a split over the two games.

The Marlies kicked off their season with an exciting 4-3 OT win over the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum. ...

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The Toronto Marlies will face a familiar foe when they open the 2013-14 regular season, as they host the reigning Calder Cup Champions the Grand Rapids Griffins this afternoon at 3pm at Ricoh Coliseum. The last time these two teams met was on May 21, 2013 when the Griffins eliminated the Marlies from the post-season with a 4-3 victory.

The Griffins have several returning players from that squad, including captain Jeff Hoggan, defenceman Nathan Paetsch and forward Gustav Nyquist. Grand Rapids opened up the 2013-14 season last night on ...

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To celebrate the home opener this weekend for both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies, Drew MacIntyre, Spencer Abbott, Greg McKegg, Andrew MacWilliam, Tyler Biggs and Jerry D’Amigo joined Johnny Bower and MLSE Chief Commercial Officer Dave Hopkinson to ring the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday morning to open the markets for the trading day.

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The Marlies had a chance to chat with staff and big hockey fans at the Toronto Stock Exchange over breakfast prior to ...

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