Kings prospect Kevin Gravel talks potential contract, pro debut

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It isn’t often defensive-defenseman receive a lot of fanfare. Under Dean Lombardi’s tenure, the Kings have not developed any of their own, unless you count the departed Davis Drewiske or Peter Harrold.
Kevin Gravel, the fourth rated Kings prospect according to MayorsManor, looks to be the first to change that.
After four seasons at St. Cloud State […]

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: 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 […]

AHL: Martin Jones stops 40 in shootout victory

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There’s something about the St. John’s IceCaps that gives the Manchester Monarchs trouble every time the two teams meet. While the Monarchs sit atop the AHL standings, they have only won three of nine meeting with the Winnipeg Jets primary affiliate coming into Sunday’s game.
One factor possibly playing into the struggles versus their division rivals […]

AHL: Vey scores, Monarchs struggle in loss

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While the Manchester Monarchs sit atop the AHL standings, the team has yet to find an answer for the St. John’s IceCaps. The primary affiliates of the Winnipeg Jets have held the Monarchs to a modest 3-6 record in nine games played between the division rivals, after a disappointing 3-1 loss on Saturday.
After the Monarchs […]

AHL: Pearson and Vey come up big in Burger King jerseys

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As Los Angeles prepared for its first outdoor hockey game, thousands of miles away in Manchester they paid tribute to their parent clunb. Saturday was the Monarchs’ annual Kings Night, which saw the team wear the cult classic Burger King jerseys originally donned during the 1995-96 season.
With the Portland Pirates in town, division rivals of […]

WATCH: Toffoli hat trick, Berube shutout and a right hook

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
ST. JOHN’S, NF – Goaltender J.F. Berube recorded his first American Hockey League shutout with 28 saves and right wing Tyler Toffoli collected a natural hat trick as the Manchester Monarchs shutout the St. John’s IceCaps, 6-0, at Mile One Centre on Saturday night.
Manchester (26-11-2-4) leads […]

Martin Jones reflects on lessons learned from first NHL call-up

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Now back in Manchester, goaltender Martin Jones took some time to answer a few questions for MayorsManor. With Jonathan Quick sidelined due to injury, the 24-year-old netminder was summoned to Los Angeles, making his NHL debut on December 3 in Anaheim. He went on to post a 10-2-2 record with a 2.16 goals against average […]

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 […]