Friday, April 17, 2015
Toronto Marlies

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Steve Spott speaks with Todd Crocker before heading out West.

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The Toronto Marlies will face the Western Conference regular season champions Texas Stars in round 3 of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. Division champs and winners of seven straight to start the playoffs, the Marlies have already surpassed expectations. Can they keep it rolling en route to a Western Conference championship?

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Back and forth game leaves Wolves grasping for their playoff lives TORONTO - On Wednesday night, the Toronto Marlies returned home for just their second home playoff game this post-season, game #3 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals versus the Chicago Wolves. Toronto only played one home game in the opening round, defeating the Milwaukee Admirals to complete the three-game sweep. The Marlies have been dominant in the first two games of the series, taking 3-0 leads in the first period of both games one & two.  On Wednesday, the Marlies were looking to move one step closer to reaching the Western...

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Going home on a high note — Marlies hold off late Wolves surge, head home with 2-0 series lead TORONTO - On Saturday night the Toronto Marlies looked to once again make quick work of the Chicago Wolves in game #2 of the Western Conference Semi Final. Toronto defeated the Wolves by a score of 5-2 in the opening matchup on Friday night and also welcomed back Peter Holland and Spencer Abbott to the lineup. Abbott recorded two points (2A) while Holland chipped in with three points (1G 2A). In the first period the Marlies got on the board quick....

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Toronto Marlies open round two with a bang versus Chicago TORONTO - On Friday night the Toronto Marlies and the Chicago Wolves kicked off their round two Calder Cup matchup in Chicago. Toronto, coming off a long layoff after their 3-0 sweep over the Milwaukee Admirals, were looking to make sure that the Wolves bark was louder than their bite. Friday was also the first post-season game for both Spencer Abbott and Peter Holland. Abbott had been sidelined with an upper body injury since the beginning of April, while Holland missed the last few games of the regular season with a minor injury. In...

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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.   TORONTO NOTES: 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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%) Last Week: The Toronto Marlies...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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) Last Week: The Toronto Marlies posted a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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 Toronto Marlies Set to Play Three Games in Three Nights Starting Friday in Utica. Last Week 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...

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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. Game Summaries: 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...

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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...