AHL: Berube backstops Monarchs to victory

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Almost anyone in the hockey world will tell you about the importance of good goaltending. While the Manchester Monarchs came into the season with some question marks on their roster, they had the benefit of knowing JF Berube would solidify the position that is so crucial to a winning team. On Friday in Portland, Berube […]

Bissonnette Opens Up on His Past, Present, and Future

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Following up on yesterday’s news that the Manchester Monarchs had signed Paul Bissonnette to a try out agreement, he participated in his second straight practice with the team earlier today. Shortly thereafter, MayorsManor caught up with the 29-year-old Ontario native, as he tries to get his career back on track.
The man known as Biz Nasty […]

AHL: Bartosak picks up win for Monarchs

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Looking at the box score of Sunday’s Monarchs’ victory, one might feel a sense of déjà vu. While for the second straight night the team beat the Norfolk Admirals 5-2, the game was much different than Saturday’s iteration.
One thing that wasn’t different from Saturday was Manchester scoring an early first period goal involving the pair […]

Andreoff “a little shocked” over conditioning stint

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For professional hockey players, the course to being an NHL regular is no easy feat. Even when you work hard enough and progress enough to make an NHL roster, there is no guarantee you will draw into the lineup on a nightly basis. This is a lesson that Andy Andreoff has had to learn the […]

AHL: Monarchs dynamic offense powers victory

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Looking at the Manchester Monarchs’ offense on paper entering the season, there were questions as to whether they’d be able to produce offense without the likes of Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, Linden Vey, Nic Deslauriers, and Brandon Kozun. Through the team’s first 20 games, head coach Mike Stothers’ team has shown they can light the […]

AHL: Dowd buries OT winner for Monarchs

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While the AHL is known as a development league for the NHL, one aspect forgotten by some is that more than just players are groomed for the big leagues. Often times, new rules are tested out in the minors before working their way into circulation in hockey’s most prominent professional league. Of these new rules […]

AHL: Monarchs weekend recap, including line brawl

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After a 10 AM game on Wednesday, the Manchester Monarchs wrapped up their week with two road games, traveling to Binghamton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to face the Senators and Penguins respectively. On Friday, the Monarchs erased three one-goal leads by the Senators before falling in overtime.

In the game versus Binghamton, a line brawl broke out after […]

AHL: Monarchs Magnificent in Morning Matchup

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For the Manchester Monarchs, being on the ice at 10 AM isn’t necessarily a novel idea, as the team regularly holds their practices at that time. However, once a year, when they step onto the ice Wednesday morning, they do so in front of a much larger crowd. The team holds a promotional game called […]

AHL: Forbort pots two, Monarchs dominate

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Last time the Manchester Monarchs and Providence Bruins met, Manchester was blown out on home ice. With that loss in the back of their minds, the Monarchs looked for revenge on Saturday night, as they once again hosted their division rivals. Ultimately, Manchester would get just that, as they scored five straight goals and cruised […]

AHL: Shore shines in Monarchs victory

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After a season in which they finished first in the Eastern Conference, the Manchester Monarchs have been off to a roller coaster start to their 2014-15 campaign. Friday, the team registered 44 shots and still struggled to create offense. With the Springfield Falcons in town on Saturday, the up and down ride continued, as Manchester […]