Player Evaluations: 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs forwards

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The Manchester Monarchs’ 2013-14 season ended in disappointment, after the top seed in the AHL’s Eastern Conference lost 3-1 in a best-of-five series against the Norfolk Admirals.
Despite a poor end to the season, the team has plenty to be proud of. Starting the year with a top line of Tanner Pearson, Linden Vey, and Tyler [...]

AHL: Monarchs lose critical home game, head to Norfolk tied at 1

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When the AHL playoff schedule was announced, many were baffled as to why the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Manchester Monarchs, were slated to only have two games at home in the opening round. Normally, the higher seed is given the choice to start the best-of-five opening round series with two games at [...]

AHL: Berube shuts out Admirals, Monarchs win Game 1

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Goalie is a position that can single handedly win or lose a playoff series in hockey. Most teams that win championships at the professional level benefit from a strong last line of defense. On Friday in Manchester, a goalie duel decided the game between the home town Monarchs and visiting Norfolk Admirals in game one [...]

AHL: Vey scores two, Berube shuts out Pirates

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Before the completion of their game Saturday night, the Manchester Monarchs had reason to celebrate. A 7-2 loss by the St. John’s IceCaps meant the primary affiliate of the LA Kings had clinched the Atlantic Division title and guaranteed themselves home ice for at least the first round of the AHL playoffs.
Goalie JF Berube made [...]

AHL: Weal’s first pro hat trick leads Monarchs to comeback victory

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Becoming one of the top teams in any professional sport requires great consistency – something the Manchester Monarchs are well aware of. On the season, the team hasn’t lost more than two games in a row.
On Saturday, the team came in on a two game losing streak and looked like it would drop three in [...]

AHL: Monarchs shut out as three LA prospects make pro debut

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Heading into Friday’s game, the Manchester Monarchs had only seven regular season games remaining before their pursuit of the Calder Cup really begins. Having already locked up a spot in the postseason, these last few games will likely serve as a tuneup to fix any deficiencies and be at the top of their game for [...]

AHL: Monarchs clinch playoff spot in victory

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Last season, the Manchester Monarchs barely snuck into a playoff spot at the very end of the season. This year, the team has sat atop the standings in the entire AHL for large portions of the year. On Friday, the team had a chance to secure their spot in the postseason. A victory over the [...]

Interview with Kings’ newest goalie, Patrik Bartosak

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In the Dean Lombardi era, the Los Angeles Kings have become known as one of the better teams at drafting in the later rounds. Players like Alec Martinez, Dwight King, and Jordan Nolan were all drafted in the 4th round or later and helped the team raise its first Stanley Cup back in franchise history.
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AHL: Berube shuts door in Monarchs win

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As the Manchester Monarchs are in the stretch run towards the end of the season, they find themselves in a favorable position. Coming into Sunday afternoon’s matinee with the visiting Hershey Bears, the team sat atop the AHL standings with just 10 games left to play. Manchester would build on their first place lead by [...]

Jari Kurri talks Kings’ first Stanley Cup and GM roles

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The press box in Manchester has seen plenty of interesting names over the course of this season. Among them was Duane Sutter, brother of Kings’ coach Darryl, who was there to scout for the Edmonton Oilers. Recently retired player – and now scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets – Blake Geoffrion also took in a [...]