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When Bat Masterson, the frontiersman, (and former sports columnist of the New York Morning Telegraph) roamed the American West he wrote many stories and columns and coined a few turns of phrase. One of the terms he used was gunfighter or gunslinger. Masterson was one and soon after it became common knowledge that these folks had to be quick on the draw. With a 50% failure (complete failure) on every draw, it meant that the job didn’t last long and that success followed young hands or experienced eyes.

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Division rivals the Toronto Marlies (4-3-0-0) and Hamilton Bulldogs (4-1-0-2) will face off today at 3pm in Hamilton at Copps Coliseum. This will be the second of twelve match-ups between the two teams this season. The game will mark the first of a six game road stand for the Marlies. The last time these two teams met was on October 20th at Ricoh Coliseum, where the Marlies defeated the Bulldogs 2-1.

This will be the third game in three nights for the Bulldogs as they return to Copps Coliseum ...

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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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Josh Leivo worked tirelessly on his game and earned a return engagement with the Maple Leafs.

The road to the Promised Land is about 5km long.

Josh Leivo worked tirelessly on his game and earned a return engagement with the Maple Leafs.

Twice, 20-year-old Josh Leivo has left the Toronto Marlies for the quick commute up the Gardiner Expressway to the Air Canada and a spot with the Leafs.

Leivo was called up to the Leafs Thursday in the wake of a foot injury to incurred by Joffrey Lupul at practice on Thursday. David Clarksons’ 10-game suspension and an ankle sprain incurred by Nikolai Kulemin netted Leivo a ...

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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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