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Report from the Rock: A short Growlers update

The Newfoundland Growlers have only played one game since their last home stand ended on December 12th, an overtime loss to the Adirondack Thunder on New Year’s Eve. Despite that lack of game action, there’s been a flurry of activity around the team, and with about 10 days to go until their next scheduled game,…

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Report from the Rock: Facing adversity with a smile

Through games 17-21 of the Newfoundland Growlers season, the team’s early-season success gave way to their first taste of adversity. This stretch of games marked the Growlers’ first losing record for one of these articles, they went 1-3-1 during this homestand back in Newfoundland. In one of those losing efforts, the team put up a…

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Report from the Rock: The perfect road trip

The ECHL-leading Newfoundland Growlers remained perfect on the road and got their next homestand started on a winning note. That and more news, notes and stories coming from games 12-16 will be covered In this run of games, the Growlers were a perfect 5-0, putting them to a 14-2 record on the season and solely…

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The TLN Three Stars: Leafs slay Sharks both on and off the ice

I love California, I’ve never been there, but it seems like a lovely place. I hate the Leafs’ California road trip. Fun fact: this game started at midnight in Newfoundland, where this article is being written, so technically, the Leafs did get a Saturday game this week. I’m exhausted so let’s get right into it….

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Report from the Rock: The last word (for now) on St. John’s arena drama

Since the conclusion of the Newfoundland Growlers’ first homestand a little over a week ago, the speculation has been rampant, trying to figure out where they’ll call home the next time they touch down on the island. Yesterday, we received that answer, not just for the remainder of this season, but for the foreseeable future….

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Keith Petruzzelli is a Growlers prospect to keep an eye on

On Friday afternoon, Newfoundland Growlers goaltender Keith Petruzzelli was called up to the AHL. With Erik Kallgren injured, the organization saw fit to give the opportunity for the 22-year old netminder to make the jump in competition and show what he’s got. Petruzzelli has had a fantastic start to his professional career. In five games…

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Report from the Rink: My first night as a hockey reporter

My heart was pounding the entire drive down the Conception Bay Highway. I was so wracked with nervous energy that I thought I was going to be sick. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think I was on my way to play a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals, or my first ever…

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Leafs seek to scorch floundering Flames

The NHL schedule makers finally cut the Leafs a break. After years of the Leafs being put in a situation where they play a back-to-back against rested opponents, this weekend will see the Buds play against two opponents who are both on the second half of their own back-to-backs, with Calgary having played Montreal last…

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Leafs look to extend streak against surging LA Kings

After not blowing a 4-1 lead to the Boston Bruins on Saturday (and avoiding the re-traumatization of a legion of fans), the Leafs are sitting pretty with a five game win streak. All of the top-end players are performing, the defence has been solid, and while there are legitimate concerns about secondary scoring from depth…