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.
And instead we get one about three days later.

WE’RE COMIN’ “HOME”
The Growlers have moved our first six home games of the season from Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto to Conception Bay South Arena.#RANTnROAR | @TownofCBS https://t.co/LFyL8SfCq1
— Newfoundland Growlers (@NLGrowlers) October 30, 2021

Conception Bay South is a town about 15 kilometres outside of St. John’s, their arena is used primarily for minor hockey and adult rec leagues. It has a maximum capacity of just over 1000 spectators, which is a far cry from the 7000 that can be hosted by Mary Browns Centre, but for the sake of playing in front of home fans, it’s a step in the right direction.
The team says that information about how many fans will be permitted, ticket availability and how this situation will impact season ticket holders will be released in the coming days …

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Author: Dylan Murphy / The Leafs Nation

Bounces favour the Maple Leafs in 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames

In a game full of wild bounces and messy goals, luck fell in favour of the Toronto Maple Leafs who handed the Calgary Flames their first regulation loss of the season in a 3-2 win. Jake Muzzin opened up the scoring seven minutes into the first period with a shot from the blue line that deflected off a Calgary skate before sneaking past Jacob Markstrom.

JAKE MUZZIN
First of the season! pic.twitter.com/kGWvpdbhSH
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 24, 2021

Sean Monahan tied the game halfway through the second period with a scramble in front of the net where he was left free to shovel a rebound past Jack Campbell who had been playing steady in net all night while giving Frederik Andersen a needed night off during this condensed schedule. The tie wouldn’t last too long as Wayne Simmonds scored his milestone-filled first goal as a Maple Leaf, 500th career point, and 100th career playoff goal with only 32 seconds left in the period. It was yet another ugly goal in a game that was becoming full of them, but as the broadcast suggested, no one asks how you got them, just how many you’ve got.

WAYNE SIMMONDS
500TH POINT!! …

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Author: Filipe Dimas / The Leafs Nation