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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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TLN Trivia: Where do these 2020/21 Leafs play this season?

Now over a month into the 2021/22 season, we’ve finally settled into the season on hand. With around 15 games played for each team across the NHL, we’ve had time to familiarize ourselves with the new faces in new places all across the league. Or at least, so we think. Over on NBA on TNT,…

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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…

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Report from the Rock: Growlers undefeated through first five games

Welcome to the first in-season Report from the Rock, we’ll be recapping the headlines from the Newfoundland Growlers’ first five games of the 2021-22 season and analyzing some key members of the squad to keep an eye on. As you see in the headline, the biggest story coming out of Newfoundland is that the team…

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Report from the Rock: Growlers secure (temporary?) new home

After the messy breakup between the Newfoundland Growlers and the city of St. John’s earlier this week, and the subsequent announcement that the team would be temporarily relocating to Toronto, local fans were not expecting any sort of update on when they’d possibly see their team back on the Rock again for a long time….

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Report from the Rock: Drama boils over and the city wins, for now

It’s a dark day for sports fans in the city of St. John’s. Perhaps the darkest it has seen since the day it was announced that the St. John’s Maple Leafs were leaving town… or the day it was announced that the St. John’s Fog Devils were ceasing operations… or the day that the St….