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The Western Conference Finals of the Calder Cup playoffs kicks off tonight with the Toronto Marlies and Texas Stars facing off in Texas, live on LeafsTV at 8:30pm.

The Stars eliminated the Grand Rapids Griffins in six games in Round 2 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. The team finished the AHL regular season 1st in the Western Conference with 106 points and 48 wins. Travis Morin lead the league in scoring with 88 points over 66 games played. He also currently leads the Stars in playoff scoring with 10 points ...

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Tomorrow, the Marlies quest for the Calder Cup continues as Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals versus the Texas Stars kicks off at 8:30pm on LeafsTV live from Texas.

The Texas Stars finished off the season first in the Western Conference and boasts a skilled line-up. The Stars defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins in Round 2 in six games to advance to the Western Conference Finals and faced the Marlies 4 times during the regular season. Check out this infographic on how the two teams match-up:

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History, when it comes to team play, often doesn’t mean much in the American Hockey League. What happened last year is so disconnected from what is happening now that establishing any kind of rivalry beyond geographical is a reach. Even what happened during the year doesn’t play into the current narrative that much.

Way back in the previous era that was November (it just seemed that long ago) the teams split home games with a SO win in Toronto for the Marlies. Korbinian Holzer had the game tying and Jamie Devane ...

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After taking a 3-0 series lead over the Chicago Wolves on Wednesday thanks to Jerry D’Amigo’s overtime goal, the Marlies have a chance to close out their best-of-seven series tonight at Ricoh Coliseum.

The Marlies and Wolves traded goals early in the first period of Game 3 with T.J. Brennan opening the scoring on the powerplay early in the first. Peter Holland scored his third goal of the playoffs, giving him 5 points over 3 games played. D’Amigo continues to lead the team and the League in scoring with 11 points ...

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The Toronto Marlies return to the ice as their Western Conference Semi-Final series versus the Chicago Wolves continues tonight at Ricoh Coliseum.

The Marlies currently lead the series 2-0 after taking a pair of victories in Chicago this past weekend. Peter Holland had 4 points over the two games in his return to the Marlies line-up, while Jerry D’Amigo continues to lead the team and the League in scoring with 9 points over 5 games.

Toronto has managed to find the scoresheet early in this series, jumping out to a 3-0 lead ...

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That Greg McKegg

Kids are small. This is not a revelation but we often don’t see them because they are small. Except if you see the Marlies walk to and from their dressing room during games. The players and coaches are all great at connecting with the youngest fans. So how come everything that gets written get written for the typical, older, sports fan? Lets try and rectify that.

It’s a crazy thing to try and write for kids. It’s one of those things that is simple and complicated at the same time. Finding ...

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