Toronto Marlies Snap Home Winning Streak to Utica Comets

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TORONTO– The 2019/2020 Toronto Marlies received a setting upgrade. In the team’s first of four games at Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Marlies fought valiantly, but it did not translate to a victory. Taking on the Utica Comets in the first game of a back to back, the Marlies would lose […] READ MORE


Sheldon Keefe Brings Structure, Success to Maple Leafs Head Coach Role

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TORONTO– On December 3, 2012, just 29 games into the season, Kyle Dubas made a coaching change. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds general manager at the time, Dubas replaced then head coach Mike Stapleton with a young Sheldon Keefe. Keefe was previously the head coach of the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the CCHL, a team […] READ MORE


2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Class Marked by Grit and Tenacity

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TORONTO– Look up the words ‘grit’ and ‘tenacity’ in the dictionary. Definitions such as “courage and resolve” or “sheer determination” can be found.  This is an apt description of the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Class being enshrined into the Hall on Monday night. It was not just the goals and assists on the ice […] READ MORE


Connor McMichael Headlines London Knights Competing in Canada/Russia Series

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LONDON, Ont.— Connor McMichael was bright-eyed and smiling ear to ear when he was mentioned in the same sentence as former London Knights players, Mitch Marner and Patrick Kane. That is because the Knights forward currently has more points than the respective NHL stars do. In just 16 games, McMichael has 19 goals, 22 assists […] READ MORE


Dallas Stars Prospect Thomas Harley Eager for Successful Canada/Russia Series

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MISSISSAUGA — Thomas Harley becomes bright-eyed when the phrase “World Juniors” is uttered. Like many young hockey players and fans, Harley has fond memories sitting around the TV with his Dad and brother, soaking in the World Junior Hockey Championship. But what differentiates the defenseman is that he grew up in Syracuse, New York. Where […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Gabriel Fortier Shines Despite Russia Win

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It was hard not to spot Gabriel Fortier on the Saint John, New Brunswick ice. In Game 1 of the CIBC Canada/Russia series, Team QMJHL was the first of the CHL leagues to showcase its junior talent on the national stage. The Quebec league has owned Team Russia in the history of this junior showcase, […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Prospect Serron Noel Leading Oshawa Generals

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Serron Noel did not mince words after last Friday’s 9-5 loss for the Oshawa Generals to the Sarnia Sting. “We needed to be more dialed in on the defensive end; otherwise, that game would have been ours,” said Noel. Coming into that game, the Generals were the best team in the OHL. The franchise had […] READ MORE


Nathan Staios Joins NHL Father in Strengthening Hamilton Bulldogs

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HAMILTON— Nathan Staios was immersed in hockey culture from a young age. Spending his childhood years in Edmonton, Alberta, it was hard to not get caught up in the hysteria of an Edmonton Oilers franchise looking to recreate its glory days. When Edmonton went on their Stanley Cup Final run in 2006, young Nathan was […] READ MORE


Justin Brazeau Eager to Continue OHL Success with Toronto Marlies

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NEWMARKET– It is hard to miss Justin Brazeau. For starters, he is 6-foot-7, towering over people of average height. Hockey fans in Toronto and GTA will get to witness Brazeau up close as he takes the next step of his development with the Toronto Marlies. In the Marlies final preseason game against the Rochester Americans, […] READ MORE


St. Louis Blues Prospect Keean Washkurak Will Improve with Mississauga

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MISSISSAUGA— Keean Washkurak is hard to miss on the ice. While warming up for last Sunday’s home game against the Sudbury Wolves, Washkurak was the first out of the tunnel onto the ice. The energy he brings permeates across his teammates and Mississauga Steelheads fans at Paramount Fine Foods Centre. The hustle in Washkurak’s pregame […] READ MORE