TORONTO – After being locked out of the United States for the 2020-21 season, the Toronto Marlies have released their schedule for the 2021-22 AHL season. This year, the AHL has been granted keys to the Canada-US Masterlock, and the Marlies are expected to return to a regular schedule.
Goodbye Stranger, It’s Been Nice
As expected, the Stockton Heat won’t be returning to the same division as the Marlies. In turn, Toronto won’t be playing them for this season. During the last modified season, the Marlies levelled the Calgary affiliate, going 2-2-0. Stockton gave the Marlies something to chew on as they tried to bite into a new opponent.
— Zack Power (@FPHMarlies) February 25, 2021
The Marlies will play both Laval and Belleville again this year. Over the 72 games, the Marlies will play both Laval and Belleville a combined 20 times (eight against Laval, 12 against Belleville). Last season, the Marlies recorded a 2-6-0 total against Belleville and a 6-3-1 against Laval.
Of course, Manitoba will be back into the mix against the Marlies. They’ll play four games against the Moose, two at home and two away.
Laval opens things in the first.
— Zack Power (@FPHMarlies) March 13, 2021
New Phone, Who Dis?
It’s a new era. Abbotsford has an AHL team back. This time, they’ll be playing under the Canucks banner. The last time these two met was April of 2015, where the Marlies had a stunning 7-4 victory over the Abbotsford Heat.
It’ll be the first time playing against a current member of the Pacific Division.
Welcome Back; we’ve Missed You!
As mentioned before, the Marlies will be returning back to their previous division. This means the Marlies will be running against Syracuse, Rochester, Utica and Cleveland.
The Marlies will also be making a quick pitstop into the Atlantic Division, playing a round against the division.
— Zack Power (@FPHMarlies) March 8, 2020
Field Pass Hockey Continued Coverage
This season, we’ll have all the latest news and happenings on the AHL and the Marlies season. Stay tuned for game recaps, news and analysis all season long.
With writers spread around the league, you won’t miss Marlies games on the road or at home.
Chicago Wolves (two games) @FPHWolves – Andrew Rinaldi
Grand Rapids Griffins (two games) @FPHGriffins – Anthony Nofke
Syracuse Crunch (four games) @FPHCrunch – Alexandra Ackerman
Hershey Bears (two games) @HBHNationBlog – Corey Swartz
Providence Bruins (two games) @FPHAHLBruins – Jack Murray
Laval Rocket (eight games) @FPHRocket – Deanna McFeron
Cleveland Monsters (six games) @FPHMonsters – Deana Weinheimer
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