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Appoaching the popular time to enjoy feasts of the season, here is the latest Pre Game Meal blog; setting you up for Marlies action as the team plays into the Christmas break.

DESSERT

Following the weekend in which Keith Aucoin recorded his historical 800th point and Jussi Rynnas became the Marlies all-time shutout leader, another week of play means more milestones to achieve.

In Wednesday’s overtime loss in Cleveland, Marlies captain Ryan Hamilton became tied with Jeremy Williams atop the all-time goals scored list. Hamilton’s 10th of this season was also his […]

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Toronto vs Lake Erie - Jake Gardiner, Mike Zigomanis, Brad Ross

It’s going to be tight.

It’s a fact of today’s American Hockey League that head coach Dallas Eakins has been reminding his team of all along. It has also become a reoccurring theme during his post-game public address to the media.

Wednesday’s game in Cleveland against the Monsters demonstrates this perfectly.

Lake Erie sits in the 13th spot of 15 teams in the AHL’s Western Conference. With a glance down the standings, Lake Erie’s 26 points is only two back of an 8th place poll position. One win. A jump to […]

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Toronto vs Grand Rapids - Jussi Rynnas

Usually I’m game for coincidental stats. But this time I’m not too hot on it.

The Marlies are coming off a 4-3 shootout win. It’s only the second time they have seen the shootout this season. The first time was a Sunday home game against Grand Rapids. A contest the Griffins won 4-3.

Do you see what I’m talking about? A little close for comfort.

That said, I’m all about turning a new leaf; putting past demons behind me; and improving on lessons learned. I don’t expect the Marlies to take […]

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Toronto vs Rochester - Ben Scrivens

Counting down the Marlies top five plays of the week:

#5 – Brad Ross deflects the puck past the netminder for his first professional hockey league goal

#4 – Korbinian Holzer dishes out a punishing hit

#3 – Ryan Hamilton walks out from the corner and backhands it for a goal

#2 – Ben Scrivens makes a diving save against Rochester’s Verone

#1 – Greg McKegg picks the far corner and opens a floodgate of bears which pour onto the ice

 

There ya have it. The top five plays. Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Let me know. […]

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Toronto vs Rochester - Will Acton

Haven’t had enough of the Americans yet? Well then, you’ve come to the right place.

For the fourth time in two weeks the Marlies will take on divisional foe Rochester. The good news? the previous three have resulted in wins. In fact, including the first round playoff series between the two clubs, Toronto has defeated their Rochester rival in nine straight games. How’s that for a streak?

But unlike the meetings of late, Rochester heads into Saturday’s contest with the confidence of two straight victories behind them. One being to […]

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Spencer Abbott

It’s neat. Having access to the rookies as they experience things for the first time.

I feel like it is the closest we can get to experiencing it ourselves – whether it be a training camp, a first game or a road trip. For the newcomers, it hasn’t become routine. The novelty hasn’t worn off.

So to hear their expressions – the parts they find funny, or hard, or exciting, or challenging – seem incredibly genuine.

Enjoy the latest in the series of The Rookie Class. Casey, the team’s bus driver, […]

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