While there are often several factors that go into a team winning a hockey game, two tend to make-or-break a team’s chance at winning. Goaltending and special teams battles can change the outcome of any given game. On Wednesday in Stockton, both played their part in defeat, as the hometown Heat beat the Ontario Reign in […]
In the AHL, rosters change almost daily. Lineups vary from night-to-night, as players are lost to injuries or call-ups, while others are brought in to fill the gaps. On Saturday, the Ontario Reign saw a rather big return to their lineup, as six-foot-five defenseman Kurtis MacDermid returned from a 12 game suspension for a hit […]
Roughly one-third of the way through their season, the Ontario Reign are cruising through the AHL’s Pacific Division. With only four regulation losses, it has been nearly impossible from denying the Reign a point after 60 minutes of play. The team that won last year’s Calder Cup in Utica hasn’t looked to have slowed down […]
The migration of major hockey to the west coast continues, as preparations are underway to bring Division 1 hockey to Las Vegas. Fresh on the heels of the AHL placing five teams in California, and the NHL expansion on the horizon, now comes the next major pillar.
Just over a year ago, Arizona State University surprised […]
Over a month ago, the Stanley Cup was hoisted by the Chicago Blackhawks. Since then, the teams have had the draft and the opening of free agency to help improve their clubs in an effort to dethrone the ‘Hawks during the upcoming season. With the majority of moves made already, teams are left wondering if […]
The miracle ride for the Manchester Monarchs is over. While the team will still be around as the Kings’ ECHL affiliate, their final season in the AHL has come and gone. After 14 season, royalty reigns in the AHL, as the Manchester Monarchs won the 2015 Calder Cup.
For the third straight game, and sixth straight […]
Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals may have been the most trying contest of the Manchester Monarchs’ season. Already without Jeff Schultz, the team lost AHL MVP Brian O’Neill and goalie with the most wins in the league in JF Berube. How they responded on Friday for Game 4 was nothing short of extraordinary, […]
The Monarchs were behind and all night in Game 3 losing to Utica by a score of 3-2. Adrian Kempe had two goals for the Monarchs and goaltender J.F. Berube was injured in the first period and did not return. After the game, Head Coach Mike Stothers shared the following thoughts…
On if the crowd and […]