Huge Game From Rielly Leads Canada

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Leafs prospect Morgan Rielly was outstanding for Canada in their 6-3 come from behind win over Slovakia to improve to 2-0-0 at the 2013 World Junior tournament.

“As a team I think this will help us down the road,” Rielly told TSN after the game. ”We understand that every team in this tournament is pretty good and we have to play well every night and tonight we were put to the test and we played well down the stretch.”

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Latest From World Juniors In Russia

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Thursday was the second day of the 2013 World Junior tournament and just one Leafs prospect was in action as Tyler Biggs and the USA routed Germany 8-0.  Biggs didn’t record a point in the win but he had two shots along with an even rating and two penalty minutes.

Fellow Leafs prospect Garret Sparks was the third goalie for the US on Thursday.

If you missed the game, you can watch it again tonight on TSN2 at 7:30pm.

All three Leafs prospects will be in action early Friday morning as Morgan Rielly and ...

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World Juniors Begin

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The 2013 World Junior tournament begin early Wednesday morning with two Leafs prospects playing their first game.

Morgan Rielly is manning the point for Team Canada and in a big 9-3 win over Germany, he recorded one assist along with a plus one mark and three shots. If you missed the game, a replay will be on TSN at Noon ET and 7:30pm ET.  Canada will have a day off on Thursday before being back in action Friday against Slovakia (4:30am ET, TSN).

The second Leafs prospect playing Wednesday was Swedish defenceman ...

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In the E for the Holidays: Tyler Brenner

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Tyler Brenner likes Bakersfield. More wins would be nice.

Flung far across the continent, four Southern Ontario-born Leaf prospects are finding themselves playing in the East Coast Hockey League over the holidays.

The NHL lockout has pushed NHL-worthy talents such as Nazem Kadri and Ben Scrivens back down to the American League. Korbinian Holzer was set to contest the spot on the Leafs roster vacated by the trade of Luke Schenn. Two more Marlies, Jake Gardiner and Matt Frattin would be enjoying prominent positions with the Leafs but for the work ...

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Biggs set to represent US at World Juniors.

Leaf prospect Tyler Biggs is accruing a solid record of international experience.

 

 

Leaf prospect Tyler Biggs is accruing a solid record of international experience.

Leafs prospect Tyler Biggs is poised to go to the Big Show.

The six-foot-two, 223-pound right winger will represent the USA at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships which run from Boxing Day to Jan 5 in Ufa, Russia.

Coached by one-time Leaf Phil Housley, the American team is coming off a disastrous seventh-place showing after winning a bronze in 2011 and gold in 2010.

The roster is set but for some late-minute tweaking that could involve one of the team’s ...

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Junior Tourney Draws Closer

Leaf prospect Tyler Biggs is accruing a solid record of international experience.

The 2013 World Junior Championships are set to begin on Boxing Day and on Thursday it was a chance for four of the teams to play in precompetition games in Finland.

With less than a week to go before the start of the tournament, it appears that the Leafs could have four prospects taking part in the tournament. Morgan Rielly (Canada), Tyler Biggs (USA), Garret Sparks (USA) and Tom Nilsson (Sweden).

Canada fell 3-2 to Finland with Rielly being held pointless in the game with an even rating in 17:34 of action. ...

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In the E for the Holidays: Sam Carrick

Sam Carrick is part of a winning environment shaped by former Marlies captain Ben Ondrus.

Sam Carrick is part of a winning environment shaped by former Marlies captain Ben Ondrus.

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Flung far across the continent, four Southern Ontario-born Leaf prospects are finding themselves playing in the East Coast Hockey League over the holidays.

About a half a dozen players who would ordinarily be in the NHL or shuttling between the Show and the American Hockey League are now full-time AHLers.  That forced young players and those outside the core of the Marlies roster to winter instead ...

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Arenas Played First Game December 19th

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Today is a special day in the history of hockey in Toronto. It was on this date, December 19th, 1917 that the Toronto Arenas played their first ever game against the Montreal Wanderers.

While the Arenas would lose the game 10-9, they would go on to win the O’Brien Cup which was the NHL Final over the Montreal Canadiens winning the two-game total-goals series 10-7.

Toronto would go on to win the Stanely Cup as they defeated the Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA Champions) winning the best of five series, 3-2.

Alf Skinner led Toronto ...

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Kids Turn Out For Free Clinics Tuesday

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Many students in the GTA were off school Tuesday but thanks to the Leafs and Marlies quite a few of them found themselves at MasterCard Centre for free on ice Leafs and Marlies clinics.

They opened the sessions with a meeting at centre as you can see below.

After a short warmup, it was a visit to the Marlies dressing room.

One lucky participant was interviewed by CityTV.

In the short video below, you will see one of the drills that young players did.

A much better video with a wrap up of the events ...

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Morgan Rielly On The Long Wait For The Long Ride

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It took an agonizing wait but Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Morgan Rielly was named to Canada’s World Junior Championships roster.

They used to call it the Turk: the author of the call that comes when you want it least.

“Coach wants to see you.”

Just 18, Leafs prospect Morgan Rielly knows what that means. Or, as the 18-year-old fifth overall pick from last year’s draft will tell you, what not getting a phone call means.

A year after a knee surgery scuttled his season, Rielly is heading to Ufa, Russia for the World ...

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