Botterill looks to boost women’s game in Russia

(photo credit: JenniferBotterill.com) The 4-1 New Year’s Eve victory by Canada over Russia at the World Junior Hockey Championship represented a relatively wide margin of victory when measured against some of the historical nail-biters played between the two nations. Whether

Rynnas stands tall in Marlies win

Dec. 29: Marlies 3 at Grand Rapids 1 Marlies scorers: Ashton (7), Hamilton 2 (14) Griffins scorers: Nyquist (10) Links: Box Score | Discussion boards Forward lines:: Hamilton–Aucoin–Abbott, D’Amigo-McKegg-Frattin, Ashton–Colborne–Scott, Ross-Acton–Deschamps Defence pairings: Fraser-Holzer, Yeo-Kostka, Gysbers-Blacker Goaltenders: Rynnas (Win 60:00

Empty nets and delayed penatlies – not always simple

Carter Ashton of the Toronto Marlies was the beneficiary of a bizarre play in the second period of Saturday’s game in Grand Rapids. With the home side leading 1-0, Griffins netminder Tom McCollum left the goal in favour of an

Marlies fall to Griffins in shootout

Dec. 28: Marlies 2 at Grand Rapids 3 (SO) Marlies scorers: Acton (5), Frattin (9) Griffins scorers: Smith (5), Sheahan (7) Links: Box Score | Discussion boards Forward lines:: Hamilton–Aucoin–Abbott, D’Amigo-McKegg-Frattin, Ashton–Colborne–Scott, Ross-Acton–Ryan Defence pairings: Fraser-Holzer, Ranger-Kostka, Gysbers-Blacker Goaltenders: Scrivens

Top Shelf: Concussed!

Book review: Concussed! by Keith Primeau and Kerry Goulet, OverTime Books Keith Primeau was a physical force during his 15-year NHL career, using his 6-foot-5 frame to attack his opponents. His bruising style of play left him susceptible to injury,

Marlies defeat Bulldogs in front of record crowd at ACC

(pictured: Matt Frattin had three assists) Dec. 26: Marlies 3 vs. Hamilton 2 Marlies scorers: Colborne (2), Aucoin (7), Kostka (6) Bulldogs scorers: St. Denis (2), Beaulieu (2) Links: Box Score | Discussion boards Forward lines:: Hamilton–Aucoin–Abbott, D’Amigo-Kadri-Frattin, Ashton–Colborne–Scott, Deschamps-Acton–Ryan

Aucoin’s four-point game leads Marlies

Dec. 22: Marlies 4 vs. St. John’s 2 Marlies scorers: Abbott (2), Hamilton (12), Gysbers (2), Aucoin (6) IceCaps scorers: Sawada (7), Maxwell (2) Links: Box Score | Discussion boards Forward lines:: Hamilton–Aucoin–Abbott, Ashton–Colborne–Frattin, D’Amigo–Acton–Scott, Ross–Ryan–Deschamps Defence pairings: Fraser-Holzer, Ranger-Kostka,

Ryan Hamilton sets record as Marlies handle Rampage

Dec. 21: Marlies 4 vs. San Antonio 1 Marlies scorers: Hamilton (11), Ashton (6), Kostka (5), Ranger (4) Rampage scorers: Gomes (5) Links: Box Score | Discussion boards Forward lines:: Hamilton–Aucoin–Abbott, Ashton–Colborne–Frattin, D’Amigo–Acton–Scott, Ross–Ryan–Deschamps, McKegg Defence pairings: Fraser-Holzer, Ranger-Kostka, Gysbers

More Cancelled Games

The league has cancelled games through January 14, bringing the total number wiped away by the lockout to 625 games. For hockey fans, this sucks. Time for the league and players to man-up and meet on some common-ground issues. Full

Fehr, players, express frustration during NHLPA charity game

Rynnas blanks Grand Rapids

Marlies win in shootout as Frattin scores late third period goal

The Toronto Marlies defeated Rochester 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena. The game was tied with 9.5 seconds left in regulation thanks to the efforts Matt Frattin, who registered his 8th goal of the year