Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Friday starts a four game stretch for the Marlies which will see the Toronto team span all of Canada’s time zones. With only four points between the Marlies and the western conference leading Texas Stars, four wins could go a long way to earning the top spot. The Marlies will start Friday evening in St. John’s for the first of back-to-back games against the IceCaps. Here are six things you should know ahead of the game:

The most recent in a long string […]

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Following the NHL trade deadline, Toronto’s hockey teams rosters have remained in tact. In fact, the AHL version has grown, following the completion of playoff runs in the CHL. A trio of OHL’ers have migrated to the American Hockey League to join the Marlies.

Garret Sparks played 60 of his club’s 68 games this season. While with the Guelph Storm, Sparks put up 36 regular season wins to lead the OHL and  to go along with a .917 save

percentage. The Elmhurst, Illinois native also finished first in that league in minutes […]

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Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

The early morning sun peaking over the Don Valley Parkway, the smell of fresh popcorn and the sound of seven thousand screaming school age children – nothing is more telling of 11am hockey than the way your senses tingle. Just a little different from every other game. You should try it out some time.

But since I have your ear, I’m just as well sharing six thoughts ahead of Wednesday’s game:

Yes there’s a pink elephant in the room, so we’re just as well […]

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Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

The Marlies announced on Saturday the signing of both Ryan Grimshaw and Corey Syvret to American Hockey League contracts.

Ryan Grimshaw, a native of Rochester, NY, has suited up for 16 games this season with the Toronto Marlies, registering one assist and 13 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating along the way. Grimshaw split his development years with the US National Development Program and Harvard University.

Corey Syvret’s time in junior was split between the London Knights and Guelph Storm. Syvret was a […]

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Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

It’s Saturday afternoon and we’re inside ten games left in the AHL regular season. The Marlies are finally finished that last big road trip, and they return home to a familiar crowd. Abbotsford is in town, a divisional rival that has a long history of hard fought games against the Marlies. Here are six things to keep in mind ahead of the game.

Toronto returns home after seven straight on the road where they registered four wins and two post-regulation losses, leaving only […]

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Photo courtesy of Graig Able / Abel Photography

 

Alright, this is where the real fun begins. Eleven games and counting left in the 2012/13 season. Marlies are in Rochester in their final game of their seven game road trip and – like all of us – want to return home on a winning note. There are six things I have strung together to keep in mind ahead of the game, and if you’ve gone this far you’re just as well continuing on. Right?

The straps continue to tighten in the Western […]

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