Video and Notes: Kempe, Mersch Score as Reign Roll Through Barracuda 3-0

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Andrew Crescenzi tapped home a loose puck just 67 seconds into the game and the Ontario Reign never looked back in defeating the San Jose Barracuda 3-0 on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena improving to 5-0.  Adrian Kempe got his first of the season on a pretty pass from Sean Backman on […]

Zykov Powers Ontario Reign to Comeback Win in Home Opener

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A quick offensive explosion that took 2:42 brought the Ontario Reign from being shutout and losing 3-0 to leading 4-3, which the Reign would never look back and ultimately winning the game 5-4.  The sellout crowd of 9,491 fans roared when Kevin Gravel’s power play goal put the Reign on top 4-3, sparking the end […]

San Diego Gulls Beat The Bakersfield Condors 6-5 In A Shootout

In a night celebrating hockey legend and the NHL’s first black hockey player, Willie O’Ree, the San Diego Gulls did not disappoint fans when the team faced off against the Bakersfield Condors in what would be a high-scoring matchup ultimately decided by a shootout and brought the team to a 2 – 0 record on […]

Reign Earn Opening Night Shutout – Notes and Bissonnette Interview

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Saturday night in Bakersfield, years of planning finally came to fruition – the AHL was playing regular season games in California. The Kings top minor league affiliate, now the Ontario Reign, was set to begin defense of their 2014-15 Calder Cup Championship. Using a roster largely comprised of the same group who played in Manchester […]

Manchester Monarchs Leave AHL On Top Of AHL’s Throne

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The miracle ride for the Manchester Monarchs is over. While the team will still be around as the Kings’ ECHL affiliate, their final season in the AHL has come and gone. After 14 season, royalty reigns in the AHL, as the Manchester Monarchs won the 2015 Calder Cup.
For the third straight game, and sixth straight […]

ANALYSIS: Monarchs Now One Win Away From Calder Cup

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Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals may have been the most trying contest of the Manchester Monarchs’ season. Already without Jeff Schultz, the team lost AHL MVP Brian O’Neill and goalie with the most wins in the league in JF Berube. How they responded on Friday for Game 4 was nothing short of extraordinary, […]

Ahead Of Game 4, Monarchs’ Assistant Chris Hajt Talks Defense

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While there has been plenty of talk, and praise, for the work Mike Stothers has done in his first year behind the Monarchs’ bench, plenty of credit should also be directed to his assistant Chris Hajt. The 36 year old came over after spending the past five years in the same role with the Guelph […]

ANALYSYS: Injuries Mount, Monarchs Lose Game 3 In Utica

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After picking up both games at home to start the Calder Cup Finals, it wouldn’t have been too surprising to see the Manchester Monarchs lose a game or two on the road, as the series shifts to Utica for three straight. While the team dropped Game 3 on the road, the bigger losses came when […]

Monarchs Coach Stothers Not Happy After CCF Game 3 Loss

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The Monarchs were behind and all night in Game 3 losing to Utica by a score of 3-2.  Adrian Kempe had two goals for the Monarchs and goaltender J.F. Berube was injured in the first period and did not return.  After the game, Head Coach Mike Stothers shared the following thoughts…
On if the crowd and […]

Monarchs Drop Calder Cup Finals Game 3, Patrik Bartosak Quotes

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Los Angeles Kings goaltending prospect Patrik Bartosak was thrust into action on Wednesday night, his first appearance of the postseason, when starter J.F. Berube went down with an injury in the first period. Following Manchester’s 3-2 loss to the host Utica Comets in Game 3, Bartosak had this to say…
On the overall game:
“I don’t know, we […]