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The Toronto Marlies (28-16-2-2) return to regular season action today as they host the Utica Comets (19-23-3-4) today at Ricoh Coliseum. This will be the third of six match-ups between the North Division rivals this season. The last time these two teams met was on Saturday, January 4th at Ricoh Coliseum, where the Marlies defeated the Comets in a convincing 5-2 victory.

The Comets last hit the ice on Saturday against the Rochester Americans, where they defeated Rochester 2-1 in Utica. With the win, the Comets have picked up points in ...

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Photo Courtesy: Jeff Parsons/The AHL

Photo Courtesy: Jeff Parsons/The AHL

International hockey comes to Ricoh Coliseum as the Toronto Marlies welcome Färjestad BK in exhibition action today at 3pm.

Färjestad is in town as part of this year’s AHL All-Star Festivities. This past week, they took on the AHL All-Stars in the skills competition and All-Star Classic. The Swedish team fell to the All-Stars 7-2 on Wednesday evening in St. John’s at the Mile One Centre and will look for a more favourable result as they take on the Toronto Marlies. Considered one of the top professional ...

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There is a social embrace that isn’t proven but is solidly followed, that we need to give kids roots. We need to provide stable, never changing environments for them to get to the top and get the most out of their childhoods and hockey development.  They need consistent friends right beside them that they can call on for life. The idea is that there needs to be a sameness to inspire greatness. That this is so false it is amusing doesn’t seem to change our thinking on it.

“I ...

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The Toronto Marlies (28-15-2-2) welcome division rivals the Hamilton Bulldogs (21-22-0-4) to Ricoh Coliseum this afternoon at 3pm for Round 10 of 12 of the AHL’s Battle of Ontario. The last time these two teams met was on January 24th, where the Marlies defeated the Bulldogs 2-0 in Hamilton. The Marlies currently sit first in the North Division with 60 points, while the Bulldogs sit third with 46.

The Bulldogs are coming off of a 5-4 win in overtime over the Binghamton Senators last night at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. ...

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The Toronto Marlies will be hosting the Grand Rapids Griffins tonight at 7pm at Ricoh Coliseum. This will be the 2nd game in a 10-game home stand for the Marlies and the final match-up between the two teams this season.

The last time the Griffins and Marlies met was on December 31st in Grand Rapids where the Marlies defeated the Griffins 3-1, going undefeated against the team so far this season.

The Griffins last game was a 4-0 shutout loss against the Lake Erie Monsters on Wednesday at home. Teemu Pulkkinen leads the ...

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In the commercial world of growing almonds, which happens mostly in California, farmers can’t just plant a bunch of almond trees and cross their fingers hoping everything goes well. The first thing they do is graft an almond tree to a peach tree. This process creates a hardier, more durable, more disease resistant version of the almond tree that means it has a greater chance of success to bear fruit. Everything the farmer does after that is really fine-tuning but this step is absolutely necessary for ...

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