The road heavy month of November is almost complete, but it allows me to bring you an interesting edition of the Pre Game Meal blog. So, let’s go!

DESSERT

The best part, first. That’s how it was for our actual meals during the three game road trip through the Eastern Conference. The opening stop was in Binghamton, New York. A short cry Johnstown, which is the more accurate hometown of Marlies forward Jerry D’amigo and his family operated restaurant, Red’s Kettle Inn. Thanks to the generosity of his parents (Pete and Gina) ...

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Hershey Bears - Braden Holtby

After falling to both the Senators and the Penguins on the road, Dallas Eakins stated that he remains proud of how his team has played.

For many, the Marlies strongly outplayed their opponents in the first half of a four game road trip and have deserved a better result. The team’s ultimate leader and general, the bench boss now in his fourth season as head coach, said their fate was not due to a lack of effort, a needed change to their system or the search for a better ...

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Toronto vs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - Ben Scrivens & Mike Zigomanis

Saturday’s performance from Ben Scrivens was a stand-out one for the third-year pro.

I don’t want to pretend I’m a fancy shmancy hockey analyst – because when it comes to breaking down the forecheck or explaining the trap I’m all thumbs – but Scrivens’ poise, timing and sheer dominance looked to be the best he has put forward all season (not taking anything away from any other game – especially not his shutout).

Yet it seems the Urim and the Thummim did not fall in the Marlies favour (how’s that for a ...

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WBS Penguins - Phil Dupuis

As the Marlies continue their tour of the Eastern Conference, their next stop is the home of the Penguins.

Now, before everyone gets tongue-tied, I’ll help you out with the town name. The Penguins reside almost right in between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia; spelled Wilkes-Barre you’ll want to pronounce it WILLKS-BAR. The Scranton on the end honours the town 30 minutes away (made popular over recent times by The Office).

Now enough with the geography lesson, let’s switch to math.

Having lost their past two on the road, the Marlies visit Wilkes-Barre ...

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends (and all my Canadian ones who feel like celebrating twice).

This evening I hope you enjoy plenty of turkey, a second helping of stuffing and a full serving of Marlies hockey as the team is in Binghamton, New York, to take on the Senators in the first of four matches against the Senators.

With only two home games in the calendar month – the lowest since returning to Toronto in 2005/06 – the Marlies are back on the road for the first of ...

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Hello folks! Welcome to a new weekly feature on our Marlies.ca blog where I attempt to satisfy your hunger for all things Marlies.

The pre-game meal is essential to every hockey player and acts as a fundamental part of game day. It allows them to fuel up before a big game and in this case, we-ll bring it to you in written form.

DESSERT

Who wouldn’t start a big dinner with the best part?  It gives us a chance to look back at the week that was for the Marlies and enjoy some ...

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