AHL: Notes and Highlights from Monarchs Game 3 Loss to Penguins

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How important is the first goal of the game? Well, for the Monarchs, they’re now 0-3 in the playoffs when the opposition gets on the board first. What about home ice advantage? Ditto, as Manchester has now lost all three games played away from their home barn.
Saturday night at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Bryan Rust notched the first […]

FBF: From Tombstones to Milestones with Jordan Weal

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Jordan Weal currently leads the AHL post-season scoring race with 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) and in a rather not-so-quiet way continues to push for a possible spot on the LA Kings roster next season. Once believed not to be an idea with a high likelihood, his stellar play is starting to change opinions for […]

Adrian Kempe on Scoring, Teammates, and Round 2

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For the first – and last – time in franchise history, the Manchester Monarchs are set to take on the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs. With the Kings’ top minor league affiliate relocating to Southern California next season, the two clubs will be in separate conferences come October. For now, though, […]

Game 2 Quotes: Ontario Reign Beat The Grizzles, Take 2-0 Series Lead

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Matt White’s hat trick lead the Ontario Reign attack in a 6-2 victory over the Utah Grizzles on Monday night, afterwards Head Coach Jason Christie shared the following…
On being all smiles after being up 2-0:
“No, it was a tough game to play there. It was chippy and it’s tough because it’s the east coast hockey […]

Monarchs Coach Evaluates State of the Series Prior to Game 4

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With two decisive wins in their opening games of a best-of-five first round series with Portland, the Manchester Monarchs were likely thinking a sweep was possible. Their 5-2 victory in Game 1 was bettered when they downed the Pirates 6-2 in Game 2. However, when they left the comforts of home and traveled to Portland […]

FREE REPLAY: Davis on Sportsnet Previewing Ducks RD2

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Enjoy a free replay of MayorsManor correspondent Jonathan Davis on Sportsnet Radio in Calgary with Pat Steinberg, where they looked at the recent play of Corey Perry, what Ryan Kesler has meant to the Ducks, how Anaheim was able to finish off the Winnipeg Jets in four games, plus looked ahead to a […]

Ontario Reign Coach Stops by to Preview Game 7

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan, a player, a coach – or whatever – it simply doesn’t get any better than a Game 7 during the playoffs. Tonight, for only the second time in franchise history, the Ontario Reign will be tested in such a situation, when they take on the visiting Colorado Eagles in the […]

ENCORE: Kings Asst Davis Payne on MayorsManor Live

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During the NHL lockout in late 2012, several of the Kings players and prospects joined us weekly on MayorsManor Live. Additionally, assistant coach Davis Payne, who had recently been brought in to replace Jamie Kompon, made a highly entertaining appearance on the show.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we now proudly present an encore […]

MayorsManor Live: Manchester Monarchs Playoff Preview

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With the LA Kings top minor league affiliate having wrapped up the best record in the AHL and set to begin their 2014-15 playoff run, we invited MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge to join us for an in-depth look at the Manchester Monarchs and their upcoming series vs. the Portland Pirates. Among the names […]

Rob Blake Clear on Monarchs’ Playoff Mission

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From the moment we first started posting stories about the Kings’ plans to move their top minor league affiliate from Manchester to the West Coast, Monarchs fans were – understandably – disappointed. However, it certainly can’t be argued the team is going away quietly.
After recently wrapping up the best record in the AHL, and […]