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Grew up in London, Ontario and was always a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Darryl Sittler was my idol growing up (man did I cry when he and the Leafs parted ways). I am a freelance sports reporter. I do plenty of assignments for Rogers Sportsnet. I have been a reporter for more than 20 years, having also worked at The Score Television Network and for a number of years in radio for Bayshore Broadcasting based out of Owen Sound, Ontario. I have been fortunate enough to cover the NHL playoffs, MLB playoffs and World Series, NBA playoffs, Grey Cups, Canadian Open Tennis and Golf tournaments and the Olympics. I am proud to be involved in a charity golf event every year in which we raise money for Child-can, a London, Ontario based group that helps families dealing with childhood cancer. Child-can offers families financial and emotional support. I am a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, enjoy spending time playing games with my 8 year old nephew and you can always find me at a junior hockey rink somewhere watching an Ontario Hockey League game.
James Reimer: End goal is to be ‘the guy’

James Reimer: End goal is to be ‘the guy’

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) James Reimer was hoping to make a good impression in front of friends and family in his home province on Saturday. “We felt it would be the decision to let a guy play in his hometown,” said Randy Carlyle of his decision to start Reimer against the Jets on Saturday, in […]

Dave Bolland: Back on ice, going through difficult rehab

Dave Bolland: Back on ice, going through difficult rehab

Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) All you have to do is watch David Bolland skate the last few days to know he isn’t close to returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup. Each twirl on the ice this week has come with a familiar sight – a pained look of frustration and hurt on the 27-year-old’s face. […]

Maple Leafs could use win over Bruins as confidence boost

Maple Leafs could use win over Bruins as confidence boost

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) “That ending would have been great last spring.” Joe Bowen, Toronto Maple Leafs play-by-play voice. Moments after the Maple Leafs won in Boston on Tuesday night, Joe Bowen – with his voice hoarse – screamed at the top of his lungs to his television audience “that ending would have been great […]

6-1 loss to Carolina highlights all that is wrong with the Maple Leafs

6-1 loss to Carolina highlights all that is wrong with the Maple Leafs

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) This is as low as it has been all season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. An embarrassing 6-1 loss to Carolina on Thursday highlighted all that is wrong with the Leafs, a team that now sits out of the playoffs for the first time all season. They have lost three straight […]

Newly Acquired Maple Leaf Tim Gleason says: “It’s exciting to be here”

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Newly Acquired Maple Leaf Tim Gleason says: “It’s exciting to be here”

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Tim Gleason feels like he is a kid going back in school. The veteran NHL defenceman joined his Maple Leafs at practice on Friday, trying to get used to a new team and new systems, a couple days after his trade to Toronto from Carolina. Gleason was acquired by the Leafs […]

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Captain Dion Phaneuf says “It was an easy decision”

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ Captain Dion Phaneuf says “It was an easy decision”

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) At the end of the day, Dion Phaneuf wanted to remain a Maple Leaf. While the  Maple Leafs wanted Dion Phaneuf. The 28 year-old Phaneuf is a polarizing figure and his deal has been the talk of the Toronto sports radio for days now (many callers feel it is too much […]

Tyler Bozak, Leafs getting healthier entering new year

Tyler Bozak, Leafs getting healthier entering new year

By Tony Ambrogio Tyler Bozak has spent more time watching than playing lately. Since signing a 5-year contract extension this off-season, the Toronto Maple Leafs centre has battled various ailments. He hasn’t been alone as the Leafs have been bitten by the injury bug this season.  But Bozak is set to return back to the […]

Leafs’ Jerry D’Amigo impresses in opportunity against Chicago Blackhawks

Leafs’ Jerry D’Amigo impresses in opportunity against Chicago Blackhawks

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) It took a bit longer than he expected, but Jerry D’Amigo will certainly take it. D’Amigo – a 6th round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009 – scored his first NHL goal on Saturday. “You guys can’t see it but I’m just going crazy inside right now,” said D’Amigo, […]

Maple Leafs Falling Apart, Randy Carlyle Worried

Maple Leafs Falling Apart, Randy Carlyle Worried

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Things are falling apart for the Toronto Maple Leafs and coach Randy Carlyle is beyond worried. “Our concern is very high,” said the coach, after a 6-3 loss to St. Louis Wednesday night. That playoff position that looked to be so secure a month ago could be a thing of the […]

Maple Leafs Defenseman Jake Gardiner Returns Home to Minnesota

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Jake Gardiner burst onto the scene scoring 7 goals in his rookie campaign. His ability to handle the puck, his skating prowess and his fearlessness appealed to Maple Leaf fans who hadn’t seen that smooth a skating blueliner since Thomas Kaberle. But in the last 2 seasons with Randy Carlyle behind […]

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