CCF Game 2: Coach Mike Stothers Press Conference Quotes

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The Manchester Monarchs took Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals by a score of 2-1, thanks to Nic Dowd’s overtime winner. After the game, head coach Mike Stothers spoke to the media…
On the game two victory:
“I’m glad we’re up to. Again, it is a game that is decided in overtime. It isn’t going to […]

Analysis: Mersch Shines In Return, Monarchs Take 1-0 Lead In CCF

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When Michael Mersch went down thanks to a hit from Dylan McIlrath in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals, fans collectively held their breaths. In the previous two games, the forward had totaled five goals and been an integral part of what is arguably been the best line in hockey throughout the playoffs. It should come […]

Manchester Monarchs’ Battle Of The Playoff Beards


Just two days away from the start of the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Final, coach Mike Stothers had his Manchester Monarchs on the ice Thursday for one of their final practice sessions leading into Game 1 against the Utica Comets on Saturday. For decades, hockey players have become famous for one playoff tradition that is […]

Full Monarchs’ Calder Cup Schedule, Plus How To Watch For Free

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We are just three days away from the start of the Calder Cup finals, where we now know the Manchester Monarchs will meet the Utica Comets, who beat the Grand Rapids Griffins 4-2 to win the AHL’s Western Conference. For the first time since 2000, the league’s top two teams in the regular season will […]

FREE REPLAY: JF Berube Cracks Jokes, Prepares For Calder Cup

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As the Manchester Monarchs sit and wait to find out who they’ll face in the Calder Cup finals, the team has had plenty of down time after their sweep of the Hartford Wolf Pack. On Tuesday, LA Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube was a guest on WTPL FM’s Cail & Company, a weekday Manchester radio […]

Analysis, Line Combos, and Highlights from Monarchs ECF Sweep

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In the history of the Manchester Monarchs, the team has never made the Calder Cup finals. Though they have come close through their 14 season existence, they have never had a chance to fight for the AHL’s sacred trophy. On Wednesday, the team had a chance to sweep the Hartford Wolf Pack and make team […]

AHL: Monarchs Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead – Analysis, Video, Line Combos


The goal for all 30 AHL teams coming into this year is simple – to win the Calder Cup. The league’s equivalent of the Stanley Cup, the trophy requires a grueling, several month battle to take home. In their final season in the league, the Manchester Monarchs are now one win away from fighting for […]

Bodnarchuk Discusses Game 3 Win (and playoff beards)

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A veteran in professional hockey, Andrew Bodnarchuk has seen his fair share of winning teams. Spending time as a black ace in both the Kings and Bruins organization, Bodnarchuk may know better than any of his teammates what it takes to win at the professional level. His experience and solid play have made him a […]

Manchester Monarchs ECF Game 2: Postgame Quotes Michael Mersch

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LA Kings prospect Michael Mersch scored a hat trick in the Monarchs 7-4 win in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.  Mersch now has five goals in the first two games of the series, and leads the AHL in rookie scoring this postseason with 18 points. After the Game 2 victory, here is what […]

Jordan Weal Dishes on His Monarchs Teammates

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Any good centerman knows how to serve it up to his linemates, but in part one of our latest interview with Jordan Weal he dishes on – rather than to – a few of his teammates.
The Kings third round draft pick in 2010, Weal knows all about being a mega-points producer, having averaged 105-points-per season […]