There was a time when film directors would complete a project, really dislike the results then disown the film. Essentially they would work all film season then take what became known as an Alan Smithee credit. A made up name so that their reputation wouldn’t be affected by the results. There could have been a case to be made that Sylvain Lefebvre might have wanted this special treatment the past two seasons with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Marlies Friday night opponent. The case does not extend to the Toronto Marlies […]

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Anybody who’s been down to a Toronto Marlies game knows how much fun they are, especially for families. Starting this Sunday, October 19th, every Sunday Marlies home game will be a Family Funday Sunday.

In addition to taking in an exciting Marlies hockey game, a Family Funday at Ricoh Coliseum includes:

Family centric in-game programming, featuring everybody’s favourite mascot Duke the Dog
The first 1000 kids will receive a Marlies cinch bag that includes a hockey stick pen and an interactive activity book
As always, Marlies Alley will be open. Activities include inflatables, interactive […]

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Making changes and moving bodies is the work of an American League team. The story about moving up like Stuart Percy is always more enviable to tell than the story of players going the other way. The other way, just like those who come from the NHL, seems to bring with it an air of failure. This isn’t the case most of the time but it helps for folks who aren’t invested fully to understand better when you say demoted instead of re-assigned.

The Marlies need to see something more from […]

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The Toronto Marlies and Utica Comets will once again face off today at 3pm at Ricoh Coliseum. On Saturday, the Comets edged out the Marlies by a score of 2-1 in the Marlies home opener. This will be the 2nd of 8 meetings between the two teams this season.

Trevor Smith scored the lone goal for the Marlies in the loss yesterday, with Connor Brown notching the assist for his first pro point. Antoine Bibeau made 32 saves in his first pro start for the Marlies. The Marlies went 0-for-4 on […]

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Welcome back, Marlies fans!

The Toronto Marlies will be opening up their 10th anniversary season at Ricoh Coliseum on Saturday at 3pm when they host the Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. This will be the first of eight meetings between the two teams this season, and game one of a Thanksgiving Weekend double-header between the two teams.

Yesterday, Toronto announced their opening day roster which consists of 31 players, including Trevor Smith, who resumes his Marlies captain duties for a second season. Korbinian Holzer and Troy Bodie will assume […]

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The youth movement never ceases in the American League. Every team could say they were going to rely on their youth for energy and their veterans for leadership. Last season for the Marlies it was about working class. A lunch bucket team that if they didn’t gut it out they didn’t win. That was mostly true. There were a few nights that didn’t go their way for other reasons but you could pin a lot of losses on the third game in three days, the end of a road trip, […]

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