Biggs Notches Shootout Winner

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Maple Leafs rookies opened the three-game rookie tournament with a 3-2 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. Tyler Biggs was the fifth shooter and his goal on Mac Carruth was the winner when Garret Sparks stopped Byron Froese.

Josh Leivo scored a power play goal in the first period and Brad Ross scored on a great shot to  put the Leafs leading 2-0 after two periods.  The Blackhawks replied with two third period goals forcing the game to overtime which didn’t produce a winner.

The night ended early for Leivo as according ...

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Leafs Rookies Face Blackhawks Tonight In London

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Hockey is back…in the form of the Leafs rookie tournament as the Leafs play the first of three games tonight against Chicago (7pm Rogers TV).  After a day off on Friday, the Leafs take on  Pittsburgh and Ottawa over the weekend with both games starting at 7pm.

The Leafs roster includes Morgan Rielly, Frederik Gauthier, David Broll, Tyler Biggs, Matt Finn and more. Here is the full rookie tournament roster.

Catch all the action on Rogers TV (Channel 368 SD, 369 HD on Rogers Digital Cable across Ontario)

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Rookies Set To Start On Thursday

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The Leafs 25 player roster that will take part in the three-game rookie tournament starting Thursday in London practiced as a group for the first time Wednesday at the MasterCard Centre.

All three Leafs games can be seen on Rogers TV stations in Ontario at 7pm. We will have pre and post game reaction, in game highlights along with the Game In Six Minutes. Also, follow the Maple Leafs and the Toronto Marlies on Twitter for pictures, news and the latest video from London.

Leafs TV caught up with a few players and ...

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David Clarkson takes the Proust Questionnaire.

David Clarkson, the Leafs newest free agent signee, grew up a Leafs fan and idolized, among others, Wendel Clark.

David Clarkson, the Leafs newest free agent signee, grew up a Leafs fan and idolized, among others, Wendel Clark.

Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson is a Rod Stewart fan. This and many other facts are revealed as we asked the Leafs free agent signee to fill out the Proust Questionnaire.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?  “I just had my first child. That was pretty perfect.”
What is your greatest fear? “I don’t have a greatest fear.”
Which historical or living figure do you most identify with? “I grew up a big ...

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Finn, Gauthier Score For Canada

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Maple  Leafs prospects Matt Finn and Frederik Gauthier scored for Canada in their 7-3 win over Sweden in a World Junior exhibition game taking place in Lake Placid, New York.

It was the second straight game with a goal for Gauthier who blocked a shot late in the second period and left for the dressing room. He returned for the third where his goal early in the frame restored Canada’s two-goal lead.

World Junior coach Brent Sutter was asked about Gauthier being able to return after blocking the shot.

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Serving Up Blizzards At DQ

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David Clarkson took part in Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day on Thursday as he served Blizzard Treats at a store in Toronto.

The 11th annual Miracle Treat Day is happening at locations across Canada. During the one-day fundraiser, 100 per cent of the proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

The below vid is a wrap up of Clarkson’s day at Dairy Queen.

This was the first time he was behind the counter at Dairy Queen but it was all worth it.

 

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Gauthier Scores For Canada

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Three Maple Leafs prospects were in the lineup as Canada defeated Finland 5-3 in the first game of a World Junior exhibition series that is taking place in Lake Placid, NY over the next four days.

2013 first round draft pick Frederik Gauthier scored in the first period to give Canada a 2-1 lead after they fell behind just 51 seconds into the game.

London Knights forward Ryan Rupert recorded an assist on Canada’s fourth goal of the game in the third period while fellow 2012 draft pick Matt Finn was held scoreless.

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Meet Clarkson Thursday At Dairy Queen

New Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson will serve Blizzard Treats Thursday, August 8th as part of Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen (351 Bremner Blvd) from 1-2pm.

For every Blizzard treat purchased, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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Toninato To Take Part In USA Evaluation Camp

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Maple Leafs prospect Dominic Toninato will continue to take part in the USA Junior Evaluation camp this week as he will be one of 31 players taking part in three exhibition games starting on Wednesday.

Toninato was the Leafs 5th round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’1 forward from Duluth, Minnesota will be entering his freshman season at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He played last season in the USHL with Fargo and recorded 70 points (29 goals, 41 assists) in 64 games.  He was selected to  the 2012-13 All-USHL ...

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Bolland’s Day With Stanley

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2013 Stanley Cup winner Dave Bolland had his day with the Stanley Cup on Thursday. The Leafs forward started off his day in London, Ontario before bringing it to his hometown of Mimico where a parade with the Cup was held in his honour.

Bolland spoke with the media about what it would mean to win the Cup with the Blue and White.

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