AHL: Jones victorious in return to Manchester

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It was all smiles in Manchester Friday night as the hometown crowd saw a familiar face for the first time since he left the team in November. With Jonathan Quick’s return from injury, Martin Jones finally returned to the Monarchs lineup Friday night, as his team took on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
On the flip side, [...]

Well-rounded game key for emergence of Monarchs’ Bodnarchuk

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Hockey can be a game that takes a lifetime to master. And defenseman often have a much longer path to becoming full-time NHL players than their counterparts at forward – just ask former Los Angeles King Rob Scuderi. A New York native, Scuderi didn’t become a regular NHLer until he was 27 years old.
You never know, it all just [...]

AHL: Deslauriers, Shore score but Monarchs continue to struggle

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
HERSHEY, PA – The Manchester Monarchs fell to their former teammate, right wing Brandon Segal who collected four points (1-3=4), and the Hershey Bears, 6-3, at Giant Center on Sunday evening.
Manchester (23-9-2-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 52 points.  Hershey (15-12-3-3) is ranked fourth in the [...]

AHL: Pearson, Kozun tally goals in Monarchs OT loss

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
BINGHAMTON, NY – Left wing Mike Hoffman scored with 35 seconds remaining in overtime as the Manchester Monarchs fell to the Binghamton Senators, 5-4 in overtime, at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday night.
Manchester (22-8-2-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 50 points.  Binghamton (20-9-0-3) [...]

AHL: Weal, Kozun light the lamp as Monarchs win fifth straight

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Goaltender J.F. Berube stopped 30-of-31 shots in his 17th consecutive game to backstop the Manchester Monarchs to a 2-1 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Webster Bank Arena on Saturday night.
Manchester (21-5-1-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 47 points.  Bridgeport (11-14-1-3) [...]

AHL: Pearson’s first pro hat trick propels Monarchs to win

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Injuries can easily ravage a team’s season, but don’t tell that to the Manchester Monarchs. Despite continual carnage that the Hockey Gods have bestowed upon the Los Angeles Kings’ primary affiliate over the past few months, coach Mark Morris and crew have continually found ways to win.
Still missing several regular players from their lineup, they [...]

AHL: Berube gets third start of weekend. Monarchs lose in shootout

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For the most part, goaltending is the most important position in hockey. A good one can steal games that a team has no business winning.  On Sunday, the Monarchs learned this first hand.
For the third straight week, the Manchester faced a daunting three games in three days. After a blowout loss to Providence on Friday and a [...]

AHL: Monarchs show character, Pearson helps in shootout win

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
LEWISTON, ME – The Manchester Monarchs came from being down two goals to break their two-game losing streak and beat the Portland Pirates, 4-3, in a shootout in the third VIP Cup match-up of the season at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Saturday night.
Manchester (16-5-1-3) leads [...]

AHL: Monarchs collapse in third, blown out by Bruins

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Manchester Monarchs allowed five goals in the third period as they fell to the Providence Bruins, 7-2, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Friday night.
Manchester (15-5-1-3) leads the Atlantic Division with 34 points.  Providence (12-7-1-2) is tied with the St. John’s IceCaps [...]

AHL: Deslauriers pots two in Monarchs’ comeback win

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Among the early takeaways from the first two months of this AHL season is the fact you can never count out the Manchester Monarchs. With the cards stacked against them, they have consistently found ways to win.
Heading into Friday night, they were first in the Eastern Conference. Sporting a better winning percentage though and sitting [...]