TORONTO - Bags are unpacked, skates are sharpened and jerseys have been hung. Tonight, the Toronto Marlies open their 7 game 2nd round series against the Chicago Wolves (AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues). Much like the Milwaukee Admirals were in round 1, the Wolves will be another challenge for a very dynamic Marlies squad.
Powerplay: Spencer Abbott and Peter Holland are back and are both fully healthy. At the team's practice on Thursday, they joined Carter Ashton to re-form the team's top line. Abbott finished the season with 69 points in 64 games and was a key component...
TORONTO - On Wednesday morning, the Toronto Marlies took to the ice at Ricoh Coliseum as they prepare to head to Chicago on Thursday for their 2nd round matchup against the Wolves. Here's what you need to know:
Spencer Abbott and Peter Holland were cleared for contact and traded their red non-contact uniforms for white ones. Abbott, who's been out since March 31st with an upper body injury, looked great on the ice.
Abbott and Holland were re-united with Carter Ashton to form the team's top line
Towards the end of practice, Steve Spott had the 5 on 3 and 5...
The Toronto Marlies announced Sunday they will play the Chicago Wolves, AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues, in the second round of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. The schedule for the best-of-seven series is as follows:
The Chicago Wolves were the 2nd seed in the West this season, led by 23-year-old goaltender Jake Allen who posted 33 wins and a .928 save percentage this season. Fellow 2nd round pick of the Blues three years later, Ty Rattie, led the team in scoring with 48 points in 72 games. Also on the Wolves are former Leafs Keith Aucoin and...
TORONTO - On Thursday night, the Toronto Marlies returned to Ricoh Coliseum with a chance to sweep the Milwaukee Admirals in front of the home town faithful. With the Maple Leafs out of the post-season, the Marlies have begun to draw support from Leafs Nation. On Thursday night, the sea of blue jerseys could be seen in the stands at Ricoh Coliseum and the fans most definitely got their money's worth.
After a scoreless first period where the Marlies were outshot 11-8, the second is where they would strike. With both teams exchanging penalties in the middle frame, Toronto was the...
The Western Conference Quarter Final Shifts Back to Ricoh Coliseum Tomorrow Night
What You Need To Know About the Toronto Marlies
Jerry D’Amigo leads the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs in points with five (2 goals, 3 assists).
D’Amigo also ranks 1st on the Marlies all-time playoff scoring list with 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 28 games
Captain Trevor Smith leads all AHL skaters in playoff assists with four
Forward Sam Carrick leads all AHL skaters in playoff goals with three
The Marlies currently rank 6th in AHL post-season powerplay percentage (25.0%) and 4th in AHL post-season penalty kill percentage (91.7%)
The Toronto Marlies...
TORONTO - Whether it's positive or negative, the Maple Leafs are consistently the talk of Toronto. The Toronto Marlies, often left behind in all the commotion, are now the centre of attention with the Maple Leafs out of the playoffs. On Saturday night, the Toronto Marlies gave their fans something to smile about. A tough matchup on paper against the Milwaukee Admirals was made to be just a fairytale by Toronto on Friday in game #1. The Marlies defeated the Admirals 6-2 on Friday and were looking to take a 2-0 series lead on Saturday night.
The first period was a rough one...
TORONTO - On Friday night the Toronto Marlies and Milwaukee Admirals dropped the puck on hockey's second season. The North Division champion Toronto Marlies struggled towards the end of the season but we're able to end the year on a high note with a win against the Rochester Americans. For the Marlies, the matchup versus the Admirals would be one that would test patience, hockey sense, and most importantly their discipline.
In the first period Toronto struck first. A fairly even period for the most part, the Marlies benefitted from a Milwaukee mis-communication. With less than five minutes to play in...
Author's note - Before I get started and preview the Toronto Marlies first playoff game this season, I'd like to thank the team at MLHS for bringing me onboard. A little bit about myself for those of you who don't already know me. I'm the creator/founder of Adamonsports.ca. I provide in-depth coverage of the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. I'm a college graduate with a diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting and have always had a passion for writing. So here I am. I hope you all enjoy my articles, and as always, I encourage you to comment with your...
Toronto Begins Round One with Back-To-Back Road Games in Best-of-Five Series
What You Need To Know About the Marlies
Defenceman T.J. Brennan was named the Eddie Shore Award winner for 2013-14 as the AHL’s Top Defenceman
The Toronto Marlies close out the regular season ranked 9th in AHL powerplay percentage (19.9%) and 11th in AHL penalty kill percentage (83.2%)
Toronto Marlies rank 9th in AHL attendance with an average of 6,013 fans per home game
Jerry D’Amigo is the Toronto Marlies franchise leader in playoff points (22)
Spencer Abbott finished the season ranked 2nd in the AHL in assists (52)
The Toronto Marlies posted a...
Frederik Gauthier will join the Toronto Marlies for the playoff run on an ATO, meaning he'll use the facilities and work with the Marlies development staff, as the Leafs like to do at year's end with their eligible prospects. With centers Peter Holland, Trevor Smith, Greg McKegg, Sam Carrick and Jerred Smithson on the roster, it seems unlikely he will be thrust into his first AHL action during playoff time.
After 52 points in 54 games in the regular season, Gauthier added 3 goals and 9 points in 11 games in the playoffs. Nothing to shake a stick at, and...
The Toronto Marlies wrapped up a successful 2013-14 regular season with a 4-3 win over Rochester last night, leaving them with a 45-win, 96-point record over 76 games. Two goals and an assist (also had six shots in this game) from Sam Carrick, who has come on strong in the second half of the season, brought up his season totals to 14 goals and 35 points in 62 games to go along with a +17, the best among Marlies forwards.
Their first round matchup has also been decided: The Toronto Marlies, third place in the West, will play the sixth-seeded...
Welcome to the only hockey team in Toronto worth watching. The Marlies had three games in this set against the Rochester Americans (Buffalo), Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal) and Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado). The Marlies took care of business and won all 3 games for a nice cool 6 points.
Marlies (2) vs Americans (1) (OT)
Marlies Goal Scorers: Abbott (2)
Marlies Assists: Holzer, Smith, Brennan, Percy
The first meeting between the Amerks and Marlies since December 18, Christopher Gibson was in net again while Sam Carrick and Wade McLeod returned to the lineup.
This first period was played at a furious pace all the way...
Toronto Marlies Set to Play Three Games in Three Nights Starting Friday in Utica.
The Toronto Marlies posted a record of 2-0-0-1 in three games this past week. On Friday night, Toronto traveled to upstate New York where they defeated the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, by a score of 4-2. Sam Carrick tallied the game winning goal while Drew MacIntyre stopped 24 of 26 shots. On Saturday afternoon, the Marlies were defeated 2-1 in a shootout by the Iowa Wild, AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild. Peter Holland scored the lone Marlies goal, while Garret...
On the weekend of March 7-9, Toronto was looking at two games versus the Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado) and one against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh). It was also the third straight game against Lake Erie after finishing the previous week against them. A feisty and physical weekend saw the Marlies gain three out of a possible six points for a decent weekend, all in all. Another step closer to locking down a playoff spot.
Marlies (2) vs Monsters (3)
Marlies Goal Scorers: Abbott, D’amigo
Marlies Assists: Kozun, Brennan, Smith, Abbott
Due to the technical difficulties (thanks hockeystreams/AHL live), the first two periods...
The Toronto Marlies defeated the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, by a score of 3-1 in front of a sellout crowd at Ricoh Coliseum this morning.
After a scoreless opening frame, Kevin Porter gave Rochester a 1-0 lead on a powerplay at 57 seconds of the second period. The Marlies would respond at 2:25 when Spencer Abbott notched his 17th goal of the season. Greg McKegg tallied the eventual game winning goal at 18:37 of the middle frame. Trevor Smith added...
MARLIES EARN 4-1 VICTORY OVER HAMILTON
McKegg scores twice, D'Amigo and Carrick round out the scoring while Christopher Gibson picks up the win in net.
The Toronto Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs, AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, by a score of 4-1 this afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.
Justin Courtnall’s sixth goal of the season opened the scoring just past the midway point of the first period. The Marlies would tie the game before the end of the frame with Greg McKegg scoring his 14th...
Games six through ten on the Marlies homestand were a great success. The Marlies won four of five games and ended the 10-game home-stand at 7-3-0. You have to like that effort in the stretch-run portion of the season as this team gets ready for playoff action. The Marlies played the San Antonio Rampage (Florida), Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton), Binghamton Senators (Ottawa), Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal), and the Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado).
Marlies (2) vs Rampage (1)
Marlies Goal Scorers: Biggs, D’amigo
Marlies Assists: Duco, Smithson, Abbott, Holzer
No Broll or Carrick in this one as both players remain injured.
The Toronto Marlies posted a record of 1-1-1-0 in three games this past week.
On Friday night, Toronto traveled to Cleveland, where they were defeated 3-2 by the Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. Spencer Abbott and Jerry D’Amigo scored for the Marlies, while the two teams combined for 200 minutes in penalties.
The Marlies returned home on Saturday afternoon for the second half of back-to-back games against the Monsters. Toronto earned a 4-1 victory behind a hat-trick from rookie forward Josh Leivo. Three of Toronto’s four goals came on the powerplay.
In their third game in as...
The Marlies are well on their way to a win over Lake Erie this Saturday afternoon thanks to a Josh Leivo hat trick. Enjoy.
The three goals give Leivo 19 goals in 44 games, a 35-goal pace over an 80-game season in his rookie campaign as a pro.
Carter Ashton's hat trick was the difference in a 5-2 Marlies win over the Lake Erie Monsters on Sunday afternoon.
With three goals so far today Carter Ashton now has 13 goals in 16 games. Had only 11 in 53 games last season.
— Kyle Cicerella (@KyleTheReporter) March 2, 2014
Another player responding well to his demotion, Jerry D'Amigo added another assist (he's been playing at a point-per-game pace for the last 12) in today's win. Greg McKegg added two helpers while Brandon Kozun and TJ Brennan rounded out the scoring.
The Toronto Marlies defeated the Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the...