The American Hockey League and TSN announced today a schedule of nine games to be aired live on TSN over the rest of the 2016-17 AHL regular season.
All games feature the Toronto Marlies and will be produced by Leafs TV from Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. In recent years, the Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate has produced such players as current Leafs Nazem Kadri, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, Connor Brown and Leo Komarov.
TSN’s coverage of the AHL begins Saturday evening when the Marlies host the Albany Devils at 5 p.m. ET.
“We are thrilled that the American Hockey League will be showcased on TSN,” said Kyle Dubas, General Manager of the Toronto Marlies.
“The games being broadcast on TSN will give Canadian sports fans a chance to see excellent hockey featuring some of the best prospects in the game.”
“We are extremely excited to partner with TSN to bring the excitement of the American Hockey League into fans’ homes across Canada,” said David Andrews, AHL President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We’re thrilled to partner with MLSE and the AHL to showcase the next generation of emerging hockey stars to viewers across the country,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming, TSN. “We’re excited to deliver this slate of Toronto Marlies games as they take on the best of the American Hockey League.”
MARLIES on TSN
Sat., Feb. 11: Albany Devils [NJ] at Toronto Marlies [TOR] 5 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 12: Albany Devils [NJ] at Toronto Marlies [TOR] 3 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 22: Syracuse Crunch [TB] at Toronto Marlies [TOR] 11 a.m.
Thu., Mar. 2: Bridgeport Sound Tigers [NYI] at Toronto Marlies [TOR] 11 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 4: St. John’s IceCaps [MTL] at Toronto Marlies [TOR] 5 p.m.
Tue., Mar. 21: Rochester Americans [BUF] at Toronto Marlies [TOR] 7 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 25: Springfield Thunderbirds [FLA] at Toronto Marlies [TOR] 5 p.m.
Tue., Apr. 4: St. John’s IceCaps [MTL] at Toronto Marlies [TOR] 11 a.m.
Sat., Apr. 8: Hershey Bears [WSH] at Toronto Marlies [TOR] 5 p.m.
In operation since 1936, the American Hockey League continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, trainers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of NHL players last season were AHL graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers. In 2015-16, over 7.1 million fans attended AHL regular-season and playoff games across North America, the highest total attendance in league history.
The Marlies return to action Friday night in Utica (7:00 p.m. ET) before returning home for two games against the Albany Devils on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. ET and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Both games can be seen live on TSN2.