Hamilton native Spencer Abbott is a late bloomer making waves with the Toronto Marlies.

Hamilton native Spencer Abbott is a late bloomer making waves with the  Marlies.

There are two kinds of speed that propel professional hockey players.

The speed of the brain and the speed of the feet.

The Marlies’ Spencer Abbott has the first. He is working on the second.

The second-year forward has registered at least a point in all nine games he has played. Abbott has a goal and 11 assists and sits second in team scoring behind defenceman T.J. Brennan who is in the middle of the season of a lifetime that […]

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The Marlies turned ten on Tuesday night in Utica. Ten is a terrific time to look at accomplishments. There isn’t any need to write a memoir with that many games in the history books but it’s a nice number to draw some thoughts out about this team and why it is having some success.

“We need to get those dirty areas of the ice and play a simple game, we can’t play too complicated. When we do that we fail.” If you tune in regularly to the website or the broadcasts, […]

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(Comets Photo by Lindsay A. Mogle)

The Toronto Marlies defeated the Utica Comets by a score of 5-2 Tuesday night in Utica. This is the 6th win of the season for the Marlies, and the team currently sits first place in the North Division with 13 points.

Alexandre Grenier opened the scoring early in the game for the Comets, banging in a rebound at the 1:10 mark of the opening frame. Sam Carrick would get the Marlies on the board at 17:10 of the first with his first goal of the […]

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The Royal Winter Fair road trip officially kicks off for the Toronto Marlies (5-3-1-0) as they take on the Utica Comets (0-6-1-1), AHL Affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, on the road tonight at 7:00 pm.

This will be the first time that the two North Division rivals will face each other as the Comets are new to the AHL this season. Over 8 games so far, the Comets are still searching for their first win of the season. With a record of 0-6-1-1, they are currently last in the […]

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It’s that time of year again! Once again, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will be participating in the annual tradition known as Movember to raise awareness for men’s health.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. Through the power of the moustache, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. As an official global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

Fans are encouraged […]

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Stuart Percy heads up the ice during a September exhibition game.

Stuart Percy heads up the ice during a September exhibition game.

Stuart Percy and Petter Granberg both have something to prove.

The Maple Leafs chose Petter Granberg in the fourth round of the 2010 entry draft.

Percy wants to illustrate to the Maple Leafs they made the right choice when they made him a first-round selection, 25st overall in 2011.

Petter Granberg, meanwhile, hopes to reinforce the idea the Leafs were wise to choose him, if belatedly, in the fourth round (116th overall) in 2010.

So far so good.

“If I’m in the upper […]

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