“With the Marlies we’ve had a great atmosphere and had winning teams the years I’ve been here…” that was Sam Carrick answering a question about a more positive mood at the Marlies that might have been trickling down with the changes in the organization. The history of the matter is that the Marlies have been erupting with that positive atmosphere since they went to the Calder Cup final four season ago. This season the Marlies have a very different team than those previous ones but expectations from fans and the […]

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Marlies vs. Moose at 3pm

After opening the 2015-16 season with a 5-3 win over the Manitoba Moose, the Marlies will hit the ice again on Saturday afternoon versus Manitoba at 3pm at Ricoh Coliseum. This will be the second of eight match-ups between the two teams this season.

On Friday night, the Marlies tamed the Moose in a 5-3 victory. Special teams proved to be effected for the Marlies as they went 2/4 on the power play and 3/3 on the penalty kill. 10 different Marlies found the scoresheet, with Josh Leivo leading the way […]

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The Toronto Marlies kick off the 2015-16 season on Friday evening versus the Manitoba Moose at Ricoh Coliseum. The Moose are returning to the American Hockey League after a 4-year hiatus.

This will be an exciting day for Marlies fans in attendance as Don Cherry will be dropping the puck pre-game and the first 2500 fans will receive a rally towel on entrance and magnetic schedule on exit. If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up your tickets for the game.

This year’s Marlies team consists of a few familiar faces […]

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The Toronto Marlies had a team all along. They were waiting back at the Mastercard Centre while the Maple Leafs made decisions. This group, the one that came to Newfoundland to play three pre-season games against the Ice Caps, was never going to comprise even a quarter of that team.

“No one is going to be able to say after this that they didn’t get a fair look.” said Leafs Assistant GM Kyle Dubas. He was right. These were three games that gave the Ice Caps all they could handle from […]

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Solar Bears Head Coach Anthony Noreen gets a preseason game behind the bench with the Marlies

Ardent Marlies fans will be forgiven for going owl this preseason. A whole lot of ‘who’ might be heard around your house. The Maple Leafs have decided to keep a lot of the bodies that will inhabit the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto as the Marlies came east for three games. While a lot of head scratching might be taking place from Leafs only followers, the method is reasonable.

There are already enough people who wonder why a league like this one needs a preseason anyway. Outside of the kinks that get […]

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With a good portion of what will constitute the Toronto Marlies still practicing with the big club the first day of training camp could easily have been a pretty small group of well-intentioned players. However, with the single affiliation in Orlando the organization had a real opportunity to to see what kind of depth they will rely upon throughout this season from the ECHL.

It was a day that started with medicals and ended with a scrimmage. Some of the names didn’t see the first hour of practice were familiar once scrimmage started. Josh […]

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