Toronto Marlies Schedule in 2013-2014
So far the 2014 season has been an entertaining and successful one for the
Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). The AHL is comprised of teams located in the US and Canada and serve
as a development league for the National Hockey League. Each NHL team has an AHL affiliate, with the Toronto Marlies as the
only team located in the same city as its NHL counterpart. After securing the North Division title for the third straight
year, the Marlies are heading into the Calder Cup Playoffs on a hot streak, and Marlies fans won't want to miss a single moment
of their playoff run. Die-hard Marlies fans will be thrilled to attend the team's final home game of the regular season on
April 19 versus the Rochester Americans, which is Fan Appreciation Day. With many surprises in store for the fans in attendance,
you won't want to miss the special day of recognition and family fun before the intensity of the Calder Cup Playoffs begins.
Calder Cup Playoffs kick off in Milwaukee with two games against the Admirals on April 25 and 26. Hoping to win one or both
games in Milwaukee, the Marlies will welcome the Admirals to Toronto on May 1 for three home games that will be packed with
Marlies fans try to help push their team to the next round. The Milwaukee Admirals are the sixth seed coming out of the Western
Conference and will be looking to come to Toronto to pull off an upset against the third seed Marlies in a series that is
sure to be tough and hard fought. The Admirals are the sister team of the Nashville Predators and are led by stars likeMiikka
Salomaki and Taylor Beck. The Calder Cup Playoffs are what the AHL is all about and Marlies fans have been waiting all season
to see their team play for the Calder Cup. They will need their fans support, so get your tickets to see the Marlies on their
home ice at Ricoh Coliseum and help cheer them on in the playoffs.
Toronto Marlies History
Marlies originally began as the New Brunswick Hawks, who joined the AHL in 1978 as a farm system for the Toronto Maple Leafs
and the Chicago Blackhawks. In 1982, the Blackhawks disassociated themselves with the team and they officially became a part
of the Maple Leafs organization after the original Leafs farm system, the Marlborgough Seniors, became the Hamilton Dukes.
The Hawks were moved by Toronto to St. Catharine and became the St. Catharine Saints from 1982-1986, before moving once again,
this time becoming the Newmarket Saints from 1986-1991. In 1991, the Toronto Maple Leafs decided that it was less expensive
for the franchise to have their farm team in Toronto, to save on travel costs for players. They also wanted a tenant for the
Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, so they moved the franchise to Toronto to join the Maple Leafs and the two teams have built an
incredible dual fanbase for the rabid hockey fans that fill this wonderful city.
Toronto Marlies Experience
knows that in Canada there is nothing bigger than hockey. This exciting and tough sport is a part of the fabric of the country,
with kids playing in rinks and ponds all over the country from a very young age. Whether it is NHL or AHL action, in Toronto,
hockey fans can't get enough of the sport, and luckily for them, they have two teams to cheer for! The Maple Leafs of the
NHL and the Marlies of the AHL provide a one-two punch that thrills hockey fans all over the area. When you see a Marlies
game at Ricoh Coliseum, you are treated like a VIP, and fans are encouraged to come early for player autographs, interactive
games before the drop of the puck on the weekends, and many fun intermission activities that are fun for the whole family.
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As the home of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the city of Toronto is known as being full of hockey fanatics. Toronto
is the only city that has both its NHL and AHL teams in the same city, allowing Maple Leafs fans access to the present and
future stars of their favorite hockey team. At Marlies home games at Ricoh Coliseum, Marlies fans come to cheer their home
team on to victory in this amazing hockey experience.
Toronto Marlies Trivia
Where does the nickname Marlies
The name is short for Marlboroughs, a hockey team which was created in 1903. The Marlborough Seniors,named
after the Duke of Marlborough, soon became a farm system for the Toronto St. Pats, which became the Toronto Maple Leafs. The
Marlborough Seniors fed new players into the NHL's Maple Leaf organization, helping the team win many Stanley Cup Championships.
The nickname for the team became shortened to Marlies to avoid any confusion with the name of the well known cigarette company
with the same name.