When the Panama Canal was finished in 1914 it was never even a thought that one day it wouldn’t be big enough. Although everyone knew the laws of displacement quite well, no one could foresee that one day ships would be so big that, as the Canal neared the million ship mark, they would have to make it wider.  And now there is word that a company out of China wants to make another bigger canal just up the road in Nicaragua. Is bigger always the answer?


Jamie Devane is one […]

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Photo courtesy of the Lake Erie Monsters

Photo courtesy of the Lake Erie Monsters


The Toronto Marlies fell to the Lake Erie Monsters by a score of 3-1 on Thursday evening at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

After a scoreless first period, Josh Leivo opened up the scoring for the Marlies for the third game in a row at 11:16 of the second period. Bryan Lerg would tie it for the Monsters on a power play at 15:57 of the second frame. The Monsters jumped to a 2-1 lead when Paul Carey scored for the Monsters, once again […]

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The Toronto Marlies (6-5-1-0)  will be rounding out their 6-game road stand when they take on the Lake Erie Monsters (6-6-0-0) tonight in Cleveland.

This will be the second of 8 match-ups between the two division rivals. The last time the Marlies and Monsters met was on Sunday, October 6th where the Marlies defeated the Monsters by a score of 5-1. The Monsters are coming off of a 2-1 shootout victory against the Rochester Americans on Monday. Calvin Pickard stopped 34 shots in the victory while Bryan Lerg scored his second […]

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The Toronto Marlies will look to rebound from a 4-3 loss to the Abbotsford Heat on Saturday evening as the two teams will face each other once more tonight to conclude their weekend series in Abbotsford.

The Marlies and Heat battled one another less than 24 hours ago in a close game. The Marlies fought their way back from a 3-1 deficit to tie it heading into the third period, but could not seal the victory as Michael Ferland would notch the eventual game winner on the power play for the […]

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It’s game day! The Marlies (6-3-1-0) are in Abbotsford to take on the Heat (9-4-0-1) tonight at 10:00 pm ET for the first game of a double-header. This will be the first of four match-ups between the two teams this season and this weekend will be the only visit to B.C. for the Marlies this year. Last season, the Marlies had a record of 2-6 against the Heat.

The Heat enter tonight’s match-up on a five-game win streak and are sitting second in the Western Conference. All 5 victories […]

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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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