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Every year in the middle of winter, hundreds of skates clatter across the frozen surface of a Haliburton lake, playing in the Canadian Pond Hockey Championship. Rec players, Women’s teams, and Masters come together to celebrate their love of the game at the most basic level. The competitive division is what you might expect by the time it gets to the final, four on four, battle for the Maple Cup. Intense. Here is fair warning to anyone who plans to contend for that trophy many years from now; The Carrick ...

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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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Wade MacLeod is playing for the Marlies six months after having a brain tumor removed.

Wade MacLeod’s not really a fighter, at least not in the conventional hockey sense.

Wade MacLeod is playing for the Marlies six months after having a brain tumor removed.

MacLeod has averaged a minor penalty every couple of pro games but the Marlies 26-year-old winger is authoring one of the compelling stories of the AHL season.

MacLeod was playing at home for the Springfield Falcons, last February against Adirondack when he absorbed a hard hit into the boards. He remembers the hit, remembers being carted away via stretcher and ferried to hospital ...

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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

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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