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Author: Pam Pardy

ECHL Playoff Spot Secured: Newfoundland Growlers  

Goaltender Dryden McKay was in fine form Saturday night, and the crowd couldn’t get enough of the edge-of-the-seat game against the Adirondack Thunder. McKay made eight straight saves in the do-or-die shootout before Derian Plouffe made the winning shot.  Growlers head coach Eric Wellwood admitted that the effort put forth by the team the night […]

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The Voice of the Newfoundland Growlers: Chris Ballard – Just Living the Dream

In this unique one-on-one, we sit down with Chris Ballard, known as ‘the voice’ of the Newfoundland Growlers, to ask a few professional – and very personal – questions. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Chris Ballard took over the primary play-by-play for the Newfoundland Growlers in their 2018-19 premier ECHL season, which just happened to […]

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ECHL: Growlers Playoff Spot Run

These next three games are critical for the Newfoundland Growlers because the ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs are five points away from securing a spot in the race toward the Kelly Cup. The Growlers face the Adirondack Thunder tonight for the first in a three-game series. With two more games against the Thunder […]

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ECHL Recap: Overtime Highs & Lows for Newfoundland Growlers in Games 57 & 58 

The Newfoundland Growlers’ game 57 ended with a 5:4 win in overtime for the Reading Royals, who faced the black & gold on Growlers’ turf, but what a game it was for fans of either ECHL team. While Reading led 3-0, a sudden third period offensive onslaught by the Growlers brought fans in the stands […]

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ECHL: Growlers Take Beating as Reading Rises

The Newfoundland Growlers faced a tough loss on home ice in game 56 with a 6:1 end in the series opener to the Reading Royals. The final goal in the third, a highlight-reel wrap-around scored by Alec Butcher, ticked Growler Dryden McKay off so much the flustered goalie gave the net a few hearty smacks […]

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Hockey players from ‘The Rock’  rockin’ it on the ice 

Newfoundland & Labrador’s own Dawson Mercer, 21, of the New Jersey Devils extended his point streak this week to 11 games in a 3-2 shootout win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena in Washington. The Bay Roberts, Newfoundland native, had a goal and an assist, giving him 19 points (11 goals & eight […]

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ECHL News: Pavel Gogolev Returns to the NL Growlers

As many suspected, the Newfoundland Growlers have been assigned Pavel Gogolev from the Toronto Marlies. Gogo will suit up in black & gold tonight as the team faces Reading Royals for the first in a set of three at the Mary Brown’s Centre. The Growlers remain at home for another three games, where they will […]

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 Chicago Blackhawks Place Former NL Growler, Pavel Gogolev, On Termination Waivers

Blackhawks Place Former NL Growler, #46, Pavel Gogolev, On Termination Waivers

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Keeping up with the NL Growlers

Facing their sixth of eight away games, the Newfoundland Growlers seem to be enjoying mostly good fortune as they head toward the ECHL playoffs, which begin on April 20. Founded in 2018, the Newfoundland Growlers – the most recent ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs – were at the top of the North Division […]

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The Newfoundland Growlers sink their teeth into good deeds & great fan relations:  Todd Skirving on taking care of ‘Home Ice’ 

Todd Skirving of the Newfoundland Growlers, an affiliate of the Toronto Marlies and Toronto Maple Leafs, has one of his best ECHL seasons. Still, the man many call ‘the unofficial mayor’ of St. John’s, Newfoundland, has had his off-ice challenges. However, as he’s known to do, Skiving has taken the high road. “This season, I […]

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