Analysis: Dowd OT Hero, Monarchs Take CCF Game 2

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St. Cloud State alum Nic Dowd is no stranger to theatrics. Last year, during his senior campaign, the forward scored an overtime goal to beat Notre Dame in the NCAA Regional tournament. When the Manchester Monarchs went to overtime for the second straight game in the Calder Cup Finals, they needed someone to step up […]

CCF Game 2: Zach O’Brien Talks About His Goal And His Team

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Only in Manchester on an AHL contract, fans may not be accustomed to the name Zach O’Brien. He has quietly been an integral part of the Manchester Monarchs miracle run all year. Through the first two games of the Calder Cup Finals, no player has had more high quality scoring chances than O’Brien. After finding […]

CCF Game 2: Winning Goalie JF Berube Talks About The Game, Series

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Manchester Monarchs’ starting goalie JF Berube has had his ups and his downs throughout the playoffs. In Game 2, the goalie stopped 24 shots, only allowing 1 to beat him, as he helped guide his team to victory. After the game, the netminder spoke to MayorsManor exclusively…
On picking up the win:
“I think it’s big. We […]

CCF Game 2: Overtime Hero Nic Dowd Post Game

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After winning Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals in overtime, the Manchester Monarchs must have felt a bit of deja vu, as for the second night in a row, they needed an extra period to beat the Utica Comets in Game 2. The overtime winner came off of the stick of rookie forward Nic […]

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

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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 […]