April 20, 2005 -- The Toronto Marlies announced Wednesday that they have launched their official website, now available for viewing at www.torontomarlies.com.
The website contains detailed Marlies history describing the origin of the name, the long association with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the many National Hockey League players who wore the Marlies jersey as part of their development before graduating to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Torontomarlies.com is also your destination to follow along with the St. John's Maple Leafs as they enter the 2005 Calder Cup playoffs. The site contains detailed player biographies of the current St. John's team and will also host live audio coverage of the St. John's games throughout the 2005 playoffs. In addition, exclusive post-game playoff reports will be posted on torontomarlies.com with comments from St. John's Head Coach Doug Shedden and Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager John Ferguson.
St. John's enters its first round divisional semifinal series against the Manitoba Moose on a three-game winning streak and home ice advantage. While Games One and Two will be held at Mile One Stadium in St. John's, Games Six and Seven (if necessary) will be played at Air Canada Centre. Games One and Two along with Games Six and Seven of the first-round series, if necessary, will be broadcast on Leafs TV. Leafs TV is available through most television service providers in the Maple Leafs broadcast region.
Season ticket information for the Marlies 2005-06 season is also available on the site, including the seating diagram for the 8,400-seat Ricoh Coliseum.