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The Toronto
Toronto
Marlborough Athletic Club, commonly known as the Toronto Marlboros, was founded in 1903. It operated a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario
Ontario
Hockey Association and Ontario
Ontario
Hockey League from 1904 to 1989. The Marlboros were a farm team to the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs and one of the dominant junior teams in history, winning seven Memorial Cup championships. Other Toronto
Toronto
Marlboros teams include a senior ice hockey team which competed for the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
in 1904 and won the Allan Cup
Allan Cup
in 1950, and a Minor Hockey team, which has operated continuously since 1931. Their heritage has been resumed under the present-day Toronto
Toronto
Marlies of the American Hockey League.

Contents

1 History 2 Championships 3 Memorial Cups

3.1 1929 3.2 1955 3.3 1956 3.4 1967 3.5 1973 3.6 1975

4 Coaches 5 Players

5.1 Award winners 5.2 Hockey Hall of Famers 5.3 NHL alumni 5.4 Other alumni

6 Yearly results

6.1 Regular season 6.2 Playoffs

7 Uniforms and logos 8 Arenas 9 The Marlboros today 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] The Toronto
Toronto
Marlborough Athletic Club was founded in Toronto, Ontario in 1903 by a group of Toronto
Toronto
sportsmen. It was named after the Duke of Marlborough.[1] A hockey program was started in 1904. The team was commonly known as the Marlboros or Marlies and was also nicknamed the Dukes. In the early years, the Marlboros were just one of many athletic clubs and junior hockey teams in and around Toronto
Toronto
that played in relative obscurity. The senior ice hockey team competed for, but lost, the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
in 1904 against the Ottawa Silver Seven.[1][2] The club was thrust onto the national scene in 1927 when Conn Smythe
Conn Smythe
bought the Toronto
Toronto
Marlboros to be the farm team for his other recently acquired National Hockey League
National Hockey League
team, the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs.[1][2] From 1927 to 1989 the Marlboros and Maple Leafs shared common ownership, first under the Smythe family and later under Harold Ballard. Upon the death of Conn Smythe, his son Stafford Smythe inherited the teams, and later sold a portion of both clubs to Harold Ballard. Ballard became sole owner of both teams upon the passing of Stafford Smythe. The Marlboros served as a farm team for the Maple Leafs for 40 years until direct NHL sponsorship of junior teams ended in 1967 when the NHL made the Entry Draft universal;[1][3] however, the two clubs continued to remain affiliated under a common ownership until 1989. During this time the Marlboros sent over 180 players to the NHL, including six future Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Hall of Fame
inductees. The two teams often played double headers on Saturdays, with the junior games in the afternoon and the NHL games in the evening. The original Hot Stove Club was formed at Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
on May 28, 1937, for the purpose of raising funds to support the Marlborough Hockey Club. The Hot Stove Club was given a permanent bar & lounge at Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
in 1963. From 1929 to 1975 the Marlboros won the national junior championship seven times. Marlboro players from the Memorial Cups in the 1950s and 1960s jumped directly to the Maple Leafs, helping them win the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
four times in the 1960s. Former NHL stars stayed in the organization to help coach in the junior ranks. Turk Broda
Turk Broda
and George Armstrong both coached the Marlboros to Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
victories. Stafford Smythe organized the Metro Junior A League in 1961 as a rival league to the OHA, with the Marlboros as its charter member. After the league folded in 1963, the Marlboros scooped up all the former stars from the Toronto
Toronto
Neil McNeil Maroons who had won two consecutive Metro Junior A league titles, and also retained their coach, Jim Gregory. The 1964 Marlboros were one of the strongest teams in Canadian junior history. The Marlboros returned to prominence again in 1973, coached by former Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs captain George Armstrong. Armstrong's team in 1973 lost only seven games all season, and two years later he coached the Marlboros to their seventh national title in 1975. The team began to decline in the standings in the late 1970s which continued through the 1980s. Many people[who?] felt that Harold Ballard's penny-pinching ways helped contribute to the demise of Canada's most successful junior team. In October 1988, with the team losing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, Maple Leaf Gardens Limited reached an agreement to sell the Toronto
Toronto
Marlboros for a reported $500,000, severing their ties with the Maple Leafs.[3][4][5][6][7] The Leafs retained the rights to the Marlies name.[4][5][6] The OHL team moved to Hamilton for the 1989-90 season, becoming the Dukes of Hamilton.[2][6] They were not financially successful in Hamilton, though, and after only two seasons the Dukes became the Guelph Storm. Championships[edit] The Toronto
Toronto
Marlboros won Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
seven times, more than any other team in the Cup's history. The Marlies also won 10 OHA championships in 17 final appearances.

J. Ross Robertson Cup

1928 Won - final opponent unknown 1929 Won - final opponent unknown 1932 Won - final opponent unknown 1940 Lost to Oshawa Generals 1941 Lost to Oshawa Generals 1949 Lost to Barrie Flyers 1951 Lost to Barrie Flyers 1955 Won vs. St. Catharines Teepees 1956 Won vs. Barrie Flyers 1958 Won vs. Hamilton Tiger Cubs 1964 Won vs. Montreal Jr. Canadiens[8] 1965 Lost to Niagara Falls Flyers 1967 Won vs. Hamilton Red Wings 1970 Lost to Montreal Jr. Canadiens 1971 Lost to St. Catharines Black Hawks 1973 Won vs. Peterborough Petes 1975 Won vs. Hamilton Fincups

Hamilton Spectator Trophy

1959–1960 59 points 1963–1964 87 points 1971–1972 93 points 1972–1973 103 points 1974–1975 105 points

Memorial Cup

1929 Defeated Elmwood Millionaires 1955 Defeated Regina Pats 1956 Defeated Regina Pats 1964 Defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 1967 Defeated Port Arthur Marrs 1973 Defeated Quebec Remparts 1975 Defeated New Westminster Bruins

Eastern Canadian Champions

1928 Lost to Ottawa Gunners 1929 Defeated Ottawa Shamrocks

George Richardson Memorial Trophy

1955 Defeated Quebec Frontenacs 1956 Defeated Montreal Jr. Canadiens 1958 Lost to Ottawa-Hull Junior Canadiens 1964 Defeated Notre Dame de Grace Monarchs 1967 Defeated Thetford Mines Canadiens

Memorial Cups[edit] 1929[edit] The Marlboros reached their first Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
series in 1929 after being upset in 1928 by the Ottawa Gunners. In 1929 the Marlboros defeated the Ottawa Shamrocks in a two-game total goals series by 6 to 5. Ottawa won the first game 4 to 3, and Toronto
Toronto
won the second game 3 to 1. Toronto
Toronto
played the Elmwood Millionaires from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in a best of three series starting on March 29 at the Arena Gardens (Mutual Street Arena) for the Memorial Cup. The Marlboros won the first game 4 to 2 in overtime. On March 31, Toronto
Toronto
won game 2 by an identical score of 4 to 2 for its first Memorial Cup. 1955[edit] Turk Broda
Turk Broda
took over the coaching duties of the Marlboros midway through the 1954–55 season. In the playoffs the Marlboros defeated the reigning Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
champions St. Catharines Teepees, followed by the Quebec Remparts
Quebec Remparts
to win the Eastern Canadian championship. After a long train ride to Regina, Saskatchewan, to Marlboros and the Regina Pats took part in the First Annual Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
Dinner. The idea of the banquet was one of Harold Ballard's many long-lasting effects on the game. The next day the two teams would start a best of seven series for the Cup. Regina won the first game 3 to 1. Toronto
Toronto
won the next two games scores of 5 to 2, and 3 to 2. Regina tied up game four at 2 goals each in the dying minutes of regulation to send the match to overtime. Billy Harris scored in overtime to give the Marlboros a 3 games to 1 lead. Game five was also tied after three periods. Toronto
Toronto
scored three unanswered goals, winning 8 to 5 in overtime, and their second Memorial Cup. 1956[edit] Toronto
Toronto
defeated the Montreal Junior Canadiens
Montreal Junior Canadiens
in an 8-game series to return to the Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
and a rematch versus the Regina Pats. The championship series started at Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
on April 27. The teams tied the first game at 4 goals each. Toronto
Toronto
put together three consecutive victories by scores of 5 to 1, 4 to 2, and 6 to 1. The Marlboros captured their second consecutive Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
in game five by a score of 7 to 4. The Oshawa Generals
Oshawa Generals
were the first team to accomplish the feat in 1938–39 and 1939–40. 1964 Toronto
Toronto
defeated the defending OHA champions Niagara Falls Flyers
Niagara Falls Flyers
and the Montreal Jr. Canadiens to win the J. Ross Robertson Cup. The Marlboros swept the NOHA champion North Bay Trappers to play the Quebec champion Notre-Dame-de-Grace Monarchs, who were coached by Scotty Bowman. Toronto
Toronto
prevailed to return to the Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
after an eight-year absence. Their opponent was the perennial Abbott Cup champion Edmonton Oil Kings. The series opened at Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
with a 5 to 2 Toronto
Toronto
victory. The Marlboros won games two and three with scores of 3 to 2 and 5 to 2. Toronto
Toronto
finished the series sweep with a 7 to 2 win in game 4. Many of the players on the 1964 Marlboros team, including Ron Ellis, Mike Walton and Pete Stemkowski, helped the Maple Leafs capture the Stanley Cup in 1967. 1967[edit] Toronto
Toronto
defeated the Montreal Jr. Canadiens and Hamilton Red Wings for the OHA title, then eliminated the Thetford Mines Canadiens to capture the eastern Canadian championships. The Marlboros played the Port Arthur Marrs in the Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
series hosted at the Fort William Gardens in what is now the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Marlboros won the first two games by scores of 6 to 3, and 8 to 4. Port Arthur won the third game 6 to 4 in a heavily penalized match, including a bench brawl with one second left in the game. Toronto
Toronto
won the last two games by scores of 6 to 0, and 6 to 3 capturing its 5th Memorial Cup. In 1966–67, the Maple Leafs also won the Stanley Cup, the last year the two clubs were national champions at the same time. 1973[edit] The Marlboros of 1972–73 lost only seven games in the regular season. The team was ranked # 1 in Canada going into the playoffs. Toronto
Toronto
eliminated the St. Catharines Black Hawks and Ottawa 67's before meeting the Peterborough Petes
Peterborough Petes
in the OHA finals. The series versus the Petes went to a seventh game played at Maple Leaf Gardens in front of 16,485 spectators, a record at the time for junior hockey attendance. Toronto
Toronto
needed only a tie game to advance, and did so in dramatic fashion. Paulin Bordeleau scored on a penalty shot in the last minute to tie the game at 5 goals each. After winning the OHA title, the Marlboros travelled to Memorial Cup hosted at the Montreal Forum
Montreal Forum
where their opponents would be the Quebec Remparts and the Medicine Hat Tigers, who were led by future NHL star Lanny McDonald. The Marlies beat Quebec 5 to 2 in the first game, and lost 3 to 2 to the Tigers in the second game. The Remparts then beat the Tigers 8 to 3 in game three. Since each team had won a game, Toronto
Toronto
and Quebec played each other in the finals based on goals for and against. The Marlboros scored a 9 to 1 victory for their 6th Memorial Cup. 1975[edit] The 1975 playoff run for the Marlboros was complicated by Mark Napier and John Tonelli
John Tonelli
signing professional contracts before the season ended. Tonelli would sit out all the Marlboros games after his 18th birthday so he would not the jeopardize playing for the Houston Aeros. Toronto
Toronto
stumbled through the playoffs managing come-from-behind victories in series versus the 8th place Kingston Canadians and 5th place Sudbury Wolves. Both series went 8 games, and the Marlboros were a point away from being eliminated each time but stayed alive. The Marlboros then beat the Hamilton Fincups
Hamilton Fincups
in the finals for their last OHA championship. Toronto
Toronto
would face the New Westminster Bruins, and the Sherbrooke Castors
Sherbrooke Castors
in the Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
series played at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex. Toronto
Toronto
beat Sherbrooke 5 to 4 in overtime in game 1 after coming back from three goals down. The Bruins beat the Castors (Beavers in English) 7 to 5 in game two, defeated Toronto
Toronto
6 to 2 in the third game to reach the finals. In a rematch versus the Castors in the semi-final, Toronto
Toronto
won 10 to 4 to reach the finals versus New Westminster. The Marlboros continued their momentum in the finals winning 7 to 3, and capturing their seventh and final Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
championship. Coach Armstrong said it was all worth it, even after his team had tossed him into the hotel swimming pool during a victory party. Coaches[edit] One of the most famous Maple Leafs and Marlboros of all time, George Armstrong, coached the Marlboros to their final two Memorial Cup victories in 1972–73 and 1974–75. Two Toronto
Toronto
Marlboros coaches have been awarded the Matt Leyden Trophy as the OHA Coach of the Year: George Armstrong 1972–73 in his first year, and Dave Chambers in 1979–80.

Partial list of Toronto
Toronto
Marlboros coaches.

1928–1929 Frank J. Selke 1946–1947 Bill Thoms 1954–1955 Turk Broda 1955–1956 Turk Broda 1960–1961 Turk Broda 1961–1962 Turk Broda 1963–1964 Jim Gregory 1966–1967 Gus Bodnar 1972–1973 Frank Bonello 1972–1973 George Armstrong 1974–1975 George Armstrong 1978–1979 Bill White 1979–1980 Dave Chambers 1980- James Jones 1986-1987 Paul Dennis 1987-1989 Terry Martin

Players[edit] Until the NHL instituted the Entry Draft in 1967, the Maple Leafs relied heavily on the Jr. A. Marlboros to produce NHL players. Many players were part of Maple Leafs Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
winning teams. In total, 202 OHA Junior Marlboros went on to play in the National Hockey League. Award winners[edit]

Red Tilson Trophy (Most Outstanding Player)

1949–50 - George Armstrong 1971-72 - Dave Gardner

Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy (Scoring Champion)

1937–38 - Hank Goldup 1940–41 - Gaye Stewart 1971–72 - Billy Harris & Dave Gardner 1974–75 - Bruce Boudreau

Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy (Top Scoring Right Winger)

1971–72 - Billy Harris 1974–75 - Mark Napier

Emms Family Award (Rookie of the Year)

1979–80 - Bruce Dowie

Dave Pinkney Trophy (Lowest Team GAA)

1949–50 - Don Lockhart 1950–51 - Don Lockhart 1951–52 - Don Head 1952–53 - John Henderson 1954–55 - John Albani[9] 1955–56 - Jim Crockett 1956–67 - Len Broderick 1957–58 - Len Broderick 1972–73 - Mike Palmateer

Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy (Overage Player of the Year)

1986–87 - Mike Richard

Bobby Smith Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year)

1988–89 - Brian Collinson

Hockey Hall of Famers[edit] Six players who played for the Marlboros and Maple Leafs have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. They are George Armstrong, Charlie Conacher, Red Horner, Harvey Jackson, Joe Primeau
Joe Primeau
and Bob Pulford. Former Marlboros Brad Park
Brad Park
and Mark Howe
Mark Howe
were also inducted into the Hall of Fame as NHL defenceman, and Carl Voss was inducted as a builder. NHL alumni[edit]

Doug Acomb Doug Adam Gary Aldcorn Mike Amodeo John Anderson George Armstrong Tim Armstrong Earl Balfour Fred Barrett Baz Bastien Bobby Baun Bill Berg Todd Bidner Jack Bionda Charles "Chuck" Blair Frank "Buzz" Boll Hugh Bolton Paulin Bordeleau Bruce Boudreau Wally Boyer Carl Brewer Ken Broderick Len Broderick Arnie Brown Al Buchanan Sean Burke Charlie Burns Bert Burry Mike Byers Terry Caffery Wayne Carleton Jacques Caron Andre Champagne Rob Cimetta Bill Collins Gary Collins Brian Conacher Charlie Conacher Bob Copp Mike Corrigan Yvon Corriveau Neal Coulter Glen Cressman Bob Dailey Bob Davidson Gerry Desjardins Kevin Devine Ernie Dickens Gary Dillon Wayne Dillon Gary Dineen Bruce Dowie Jim Drummond Dave Dryden Jerry Dupont Steve Durbano Darryl Edestrand Tom Edur Gary Edwards Ron Ellis Chris Evans George Ferguson Rick Foley Bob Fryday Sam Gagner Dave Gardner Rob Garner Red Garrett Stew Gavin Greg Gilbert Ken Girard Brian Glennie Howie Glover Bob Goldham Glenn Goldup Hank Goldup Larry Goodenough Chris Govedaris Bob Gracie Pat Graham Reg Hamilton Gord Hannigan Ray Hannigan Nick Harbaruk Billy Harris b.1935 Billy Harris b.1952 Bob Hassard Don Head John Henderson Murray Henderson Robert (Bob) "Red" Heron Paul Higgins Ike Hildebrand Paul Hoganson Red Horner Mark Howe Marty Howe Brent Hughes John Hughes Ron Hurst Brent Imlach Ron Ingram Art Jackson Harvey "Busher" Jackson Gerry James Gary Jarrett Bill Johansen Trevor Johansen Bernie Johnston Greg Johnston Ross Johnstone Mike Kaszycki Rick Kessell Mike Kitchen Jim Kirkpatrick Chris Kontos Les Kozak Neil LaBatte Yvon Labre Steve Langdon Alex Levinsky Danny Lewicki Parker MacDonald Al MacNeil Norman Mann Moe Mantha Peter Marrin Jack Martin Tom Martin Dennis Maruk Wally Maxwell Tom McCarthy Dennis McCord John McCormack Bill McCreary Jr. Darwin McCutcheon Connor McDavid Mike McEwen Donald "Sandy" McGregor Jim McKenny John McLellan Gerry Meehan Howie Menard Greg Meredith Bill Mitchell Red Mitchell Elwyn Morris Brian Murphy Mike Murphy Mark Napier Eric Nesterenko Bob Nevin Cam Newton Joe Noris Mike Nykoluk Peanuts O'Flaherty Dennis Owchar Mike Palmateer Jim Pappin Brad Park[10] Mike Pelyk Jim Peplinski Fred Perlini Victor Posa Joe Primeau Ellie Pringle Bob Pulford Clare Raglan Mark Reeds Larry Regan Dave Reid Mike Richard Fred Robertson Mike Rowe Ron Rowe Enio Sclisizzi Rod Seiling Brit Selby Sean Shanahan Jack Shill Steve Shutt Al Smith Gary Smith John Smrke Lorne Stamler George Standing Phil Stein Pete Stemkowski Gaye Stewart Ron Stewart Frank Sullivan Dale Tallon Steve Thomas Bill Thoms Jim Thomson Ray Timgren John Tonelli Steve Vickers Carl Voss Mike Walton Don Webster Steve Weeks Bill White Ron Wilson Bennett Wolf John Wright Peter Zezel

Other alumni[edit]

G Bob Perani - played for OHA Jr and OHA Sr teams D Doug Dunville
Doug Dunville
- 1964-65, 1965–66

Yearly results[edit] Regular season[edit]

Standings prior to 1937 currently unavailable.

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals for Goals against Standing

1937–38 12 12 0 0 24 1.000 80 27 1st, OHA

1938–39 14 4 9 1 9 0.308 33 53 3rd, Group 1

1939–40 19 11 5 3 25 0.688 106 49 2nd, OHA

1940–41 17 13 3 1 25 0.813 113 51 1st, OHA

1941–42 24 12 10 2 26 0.545 73 79 4th, OHA

1942–43 21 8 12 1 17 0.400 105 119 6th, OHA

1943–44 26 8 15 1 18 0.320 73 122 4th, Group 1

1944–45 20 2 18 0 4 0.100 52 141 6th, OHA

1945–46 28 11 16 1 23 0.407 78 111 5th, OHA

1946–47 36 20 16 0 40 0.556 87 84 5th, OHA

1947–48 32 12 20 0 30 0.375 97 149 7th, OHA

1948–49 48 20 24 4 44 0.458 168 176 6th, OHA

1949–50 48 37 9 2 76 0.792 253 119 1st, OHA

1950–51 54 32 16 6 70 0.648 220 167 2nd, OHA

1951–52 53 39 8 6 84 0.792 302 146 1st, OHA

1952–53 56 32 17 7 71 0.634 199 139 2nd, OHA

1953–54 59 34 18 7 75 0.636 242 160 2nd, OHA

1954–55 49 29 17 3 61 0.622 189 142 3rd, OHA

1955–56 48 23 21 4 50 0.521 174 164 4th, OHA

1956–57 52 35 14 3 73 0.702 189 133 2nd, OHA

1957–58 52 21 21 10 52 0.500 210 186 4th, OHA

1958–59 54 19 27 8 46 0.426 160 213 6th, OHA

1959–60 48 28 17 3 59 0.615 222 180 1st, OHA

1960–61 48 9 30 9 27 0.281 136 211 7th, OHA

1961–62 33 18 9 6 44 0.636 141 103 2nd, Metro Jr

1962–63 40 22 12 6 50 0.625 217 159 2nd, Metro Jr

1963–64 56 40 9 7 87 0.777 336 195 1st, OHA

1964–65 56 32 17 7 71 0.634 259 222 2nd, OHA

1965–66 48 20 18 10 50 0.521 203 211 6th, OHA

1966–67 48 23 15 10 56 0.583 208 184 3rd, OHA

1967–68 54 31 17 6 68 0.630 273 179 5th, OHA

1968–69 54 21 27 6 48 0.444 222 239 6th, OHA

1969–70 54 26 17 11 63 0.583 239 201 4th, OHA

1970–71 62 28 26 8 64 0.516 353 304 5th, OHA

1971–72 63 45 15 3 93 0.738 363 256 1st, OHA

1972–73 63 47 7 9 103 0.817 416 199 1st, OHA

1973–74 70 30 31 9 69 0.493 293 276 8th, OHA

1974–75 70 48 13 9 105 0.750 469 303 1st, OMJHL

1975–76 66 26 30 10 62 0.470 278 294 3rd, Emms

1976–77 66 31 23 12 74 0.561 335 286 3rd, Emms

1977–78 68 24 36 8 56 0.412 263 341 5th, Emms

1978–79 68 27 40 1 55 0.404 308 351 5th, Emms

1979–80 68 33 32 3 69 0.507 342 310 2nd, Emms

1980–81 68 31 37 0 62 0.456 298 336 4th, Emms

1981–82 68 37 31 0 74 0.544 316 290 4th, Leyden

1982–83 70 36 29 5 77 0.550 325 311 4th, Leyden

1983–84 70 45 24 1 91 0.650 392 317 2nd, Leyden

1984–85 66 35 28 3 73 0.553 315 302 3rd, Leyden

1985–86 66 22 41 3 47 0.356 297 345 6th, Leyden

1986–87 66 22 41 3 47 0.356 298 376 7th, Leyden

1987–88 66 26 39 1 53 0.402 292 348 6th, Leyden

1988–89 66 32 31 3 67 0.508 319 332 3rd, Leyden

Playoffs[edit] Complete records prior to 1960 are unavailable.

1960–61 Out of playoffs. 1961–62 Defeated Brampton 7Ups 8 points to 2 in Metro League semi-finals. Lost to St. Michael's Majors 8 points to 6 in Metro League finals. 1962–63 Defeated Whitby Dunlops
Whitby Dunlops
8 points to 2 in Metro League semi-finals. Lost to Neil McNeil Maroons 8 points to 4 in Metro League finals. 1963–64 Defeated Niagara Falls Flyers
Niagara Falls Flyers
8 points to 0 in quarter-finals. Received bye through semi-finals. Defeated Montreal Junior Canadiens
Montreal Junior Canadiens
9 points to 1 in finals. - OHA Champions Defeated Edmonton Oil Kings in Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
finals. - Memorial Cup Champions 1964–65 Defeated Montreal Junior Canadiens
Montreal Junior Canadiens
9 points to 7 in quarter-finals. Defeated Peterborough Petes
Peterborough Petes
9 points to 7 in semi-finals. Lost to Niagara Falls Flyers
Niagara Falls Flyers
8 points to 2 in finals. 1965–66 Defeated Peterborough Petes
Peterborough Petes
8 points to 4 in quarter-finals. Lost to Kitchener Rangers
Kitchener Rangers
9 points to 7 in semi-finals. 1966–67 Defeated Montreal Junior Canadiens
Montreal Junior Canadiens
8 points to 4 in quarter-finals. Defeated Kitchener Rangers
Kitchener Rangers
9 points to 5 in semi-finals. Defeated Hamilton Red Wings 8 points to 0 in finals. OHA Champions Defeated Thetford Mines Canadiens 3-games-to-1 in Richardson Cup Final Defeated Port Arthur Marrs 4-games-to-1 in Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
final. - Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
Champions 1967–68 Lost to Kitchener Rangers
Kitchener Rangers
8 points to 2 in quarter-finals. 1968–69 Lost to St. Catharines Black Hawks 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals. 1969–70 Defeated Oshawa Generals
Oshawa Generals
8 points to 0 in quarter-finals. Defeated London Knights
London Knights
9 points to 3 in semi-finals. Lost to Montreal Junior Canadiens
Montreal Junior Canadiens
8 points to 6 in finals. 1970–71 Defeated Peterborough Petes
Peterborough Petes
8 points to 0 in quarter-finals. Defeated Ottawa 67's
Ottawa 67's
8 points to 0 in semi-finals. Lost to St. Catharines Black Hawks 8 points to 0 in finals. 1971–72 Defeated Kitchener Rangers
Kitchener Rangers
8 points to 2 in quarter-finals. Lost to Peterborough Petes
Peterborough Petes
8 points to 2 in semi-finals. 1972–73 Defeated St. Catharines Black Hawks 8 points to 0 in quarter-finals. Defeated Ottawa 67's
Ottawa 67's
8 points to 0 in semi-finals. Defeated Peterborough Petes
Peterborough Petes
8 points to 6 in finals. - OHA Champions Finished Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
round-robin in first place based on goal differential. Defeated Quebec Remparts
Quebec Remparts
9–1 in final game. - Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
Champions 1973–74 Defeated London Knights
London Knights
9 points to 1 in quarter-finals. Lost to St. Catharines Black Hawks 8 points to 0 in semi-finals. 1974–75 Defeated Kingston Canadians 9 points to 7 in quarter-finals. Defeated Sudbury Wolves
Sudbury Wolves
9 points to 7 in semi-finals. Defeated Hamilton Fincups
Hamilton Fincups
8 points to 6 in finals. - OHA Champions Finish Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
round-robin in second place. Defeated Sherbrooke Castros 6–2 in semi-final game. Defeated New Westminster Bruins
New Westminster Bruins
10–4 in final game. - Memorial Cup Champions 1975–76 Defeated London Knights
London Knights
8 points to 2 in quarter-finals. Lost to Hamilton Fincups
Hamilton Fincups
9 points to 1 in semi-finals. 1976–77 Lost to London Knights
London Knights
4 games to 1 with 1 tie in quarter-finals. 1977–78 Lost to Kitchener Rangers
Kitchener Rangers
6 points to 4 in first round. 1978–79 Lost to Kitchener Rangers
Kitchener Rangers
6 points to 0 in first round. 1979–80 Lost to Brantford Alexanders 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals. 1980–81 Lost to Niagara Falls Flyers
Niagara Falls Flyers
3 games to 2 in division quarter-finals. 1981–82 Defeated Cornwall Royals
Cornwall Royals
6 points to 4 in first round. Lost to Ottawa 67's
Ottawa 67's
8 points to 2 in quarter-finals. 1982–83 Lost to Cornwall Royals
Cornwall Royals
7 points to 1 in first round. 1983–84 Earned first round bye. 2nd in Leyden division. Defeated Peterborough Petes
Peterborough Petes
8 points to 2 in quarter-finals. Lost to Ottawa 67's
Ottawa 67's
8 points to 0 in semi-finals. 1984–85 Lost to Cornwall Royals
Cornwall Royals
8 points to 2 in first round. 1985–86 Lost to Peterborough Petes
Peterborough Petes
8 points to 0 in first round. 1986–87 Out of playoffs. 1987–88 Lost to Peterborough Petes
Peterborough Petes
4 games to 0 in first round. 1988–89 Lost to Cornwall Royals
Cornwall Royals
4 games to 2 in first round.

Uniforms and logos[edit] In 1903 club secretary Fred Waghorne wrote to the Duke of Marlborough in England for permission to use the storied name and crest. In choosing its logo the club took the Marlborough family crown and added the initials A.C. for Athletic Club. The Toronto
Toronto
Marlboros used the same colour scheme as the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs from 1927 when the two club came under common ownership. The Marlborough crown was originally displayed by itself on the jersey chest. It was not until the late 1950s that the crown was set against the present day Maple Leaf. Arenas[edit] In the beginning both the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs and the Marlboros practised and were headquartered out of the old Ravina Gardens
Ravina Gardens
in Toronto's west end. Home games were played downtown at the Arena Gardens.[1] In 1931 Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
opened up for business and the Marlboros had a new home again.[1] In 1964 the Marlboros won the Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
on home ice, the same year the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
on home ice. The Marlboros occasionally also played games in the 1970s at the North York Centennial Centre and the Markham Centennial Centre when Maple Leaf Gardens was unavailable, usually due to scheduling conflicts at MLG with both the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs and also the Toronto
Toronto
Toros of the WHA. They also played part of their home schedule in the 1976–77 season in Brantford, Ontario
Ontario
out of the Brantford Civic Centre. The Marlboros today[edit] The Toronto
Toronto
Marlboros Hockey Club operates minor hockey teams in the city of Toronto, Ontario. This club operated independently to the former OHA Junior 'A' team. After the Junior 'A' team left for Hamilton, the then Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard
Harold Ballard
granted permission for the Minor Marlboros to retain the Marlborough name.[1][2] Three years later in the fall of 1992 the Marlboros combined their fabled crest with the current NHL Maple Leafs' uniform. The Minor Marlboros celebrated their 75th anniversary in 2005–06. NHL alumni of the Minor Marlboros include, Sam Gagner, Ron Handy, Mike Hough, Peter Ing, Chris Kelly, Nathan LaFayette, Connor McDavid, Rick Nash, Mike Ricci, Jason Spezza, Brian Wilks, Wojtek Wolski
Wojtek Wolski
and John Tavares. When Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment decided to relocate their American Hockey League
American Hockey League
farm team, the St. John's Maple Leafs, to Toronto
Toronto
to play in the Ricoh Coliseum, they renamed the team the Toronto Marlies
Toronto Marlies
after the junior Marlboros. References[edit]

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Toronto
Marlies. Archived from the original on 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2014-02-17.  ^ a b c d "Marlies timeline". Toronto
Toronto
Marlies. Archived from the original on 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2014-02-17.  ^ a b Houston, William (1988-10-20). "Hamilton lawyer, realtor purchase OHL Marlboros". Globe and Mail.  ^ a b Kalchman, Lois (1988-10-20). "Hamilton new home as Marlies are bought". Toronto
Toronto
Star.  ^ a b Hunter, Paul (1989-03-18). "Death of the Marlies: The cold, hard facts Rising costs and dwindling attendance have sunk once-proud Toronto
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