AHL: O’Neill Ices IceCaps In OT

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While the Los Angeles Kings fight for their playoff lives, their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, are sitting pretty. The team has spent most of the season atop the standings league wide, while having a sizable gap on any one of their division rivals. Manchester continued their winning ways, as they squeaked out a victory […]

AHL: Mersch Records Three Points In Win

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After splitting back-to-back home games against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Manchester Monarchs faced off against the Hartford Wolf Pack for the third time this season, as they attempted to wrap up their weekend with four of a possible six points. Lead by three assists from Michael Mersch and two goals from Sean Backman, the Monarchs […]

AHL: Monarchs Blanked At Home

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After the Manchester Monarchs and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fought in an exciting, action packed battle on Friday night, spectators in Manchester were likely let down by the rematch played on Saturday afternoon. Though the physical elements remained in the matinee game, the Monarchs struggled to create anything, ultimately being shutout 3-0.
The Penguins started the action with […]

AHL: Weal Dazzles Hometown Crowd In Win

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The fans in Manchester on Friday night were in for a treat, as their hometown Monarchs battled in an exciting, offense-filled game with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. If there was a star of the contest, it was center Jordan Weal, who not only scored four points, but capped off the night with a highlight-reel goal as […]

Gravel Impressing During AHL Rookie Season

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For a defensive-defenseman, being compared to two-time Stanley Cup winner Rob Scuderi is high praise. Yet, during his first three years at St. Cloud State University, Michigan-native Kevin Gravel did just that and looked destined for a future spot on the Los Angeles Kings blueline.
Then, Gravel was left with a decision – sign a professional contract […]

AHL: Patrik Bartosak’s Guide To Being A Better Driver

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If you have followed Kings prospect Patrik Bartosak on Twitter for any amount of time, you have probably already realized that the Czech native is not a big fan of other drivers (note: If you have a Twitter account, Bartosak is a must follow). After signing an entry level contract with Los Angeles near the […]

Ahead Of Deadline, Richards Talks Trade Possibility

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It’s that time of year again – the NHL’s trade deadline is upon us. With the deadline set for noon Pacific on March 2, there is less than 24 hours until team’s have to finalize roster moves for their playoff pushes. While a plethora of players have swapped jerseys in the last week, one player […]

AHL: Bartosak Records First Shutout Of Season

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Finishing up yet another weekend with three games in three days, the Manchester Monarchs took the ice on Sunday looking to once again climb the rankings in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. Sitting in first place for most of the season, the team slipped down to third over the last few weeks. Having lost the night […]

Former Coach on Sekera – “One of my favorite players ever”

In 21 years of coaching hockey at the professional and major junior level, Manchester Monarchs coach Mike Stothers has seen hundreds upon hundreds of players take the ice for his various squads. From Mark Recchi and Bobby Ryan to Gino Odjick and PJ Stock, Stothers has worked with a wide variety of player-types.
On Wednesday, the […]

AHL: Richards Records Two Points In Monarchs Comeback

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Through the first 40 minutes in Manchester on Friday night, the Monarchs looked like a team bound to lose a hockey game they had no business losing. Holding a 35-13 lead in shots, most would expect the hometown team to find themselves in the lead. Instead, they trailed 2-1, as they ran into a hot […]