After setting themselves up in a great position to succeed by finishing first overall in the AHL, the Manchester Monarchs don’t like to make things easy on themselves. Cruising to two easy victories in Games 1 and 2, the Monarchs lost in the last seconds of Game 3 and played some of their worst hockey […]
When the AHL playoffs started, it might have been easy for some to pencil the Monarchs in the second round before the puck was dropped for Game 1. Not only had Manchester taken nine of 12 match-ups against Portland in the regular season, the Monarchs were also the top seed in the league, while Portland […]
Through the first two games of the AHL’s Eastern Conference Quarter Finals, the Manchester Monarchs thoroughly beat down the opposing Portland Pirates. Winning by scores of 5-2 and 6-2, it seemed as if the first place team in the league was on their way to sweeping their division rivals. However, the Monarchs found out the […]
It has been the story of the Manchester Monarchs season – every time the team needed a player to step up, someone was there, just waiting for an opportunity. Come playoff time though, everyone needs to step up, elevate their game, and contribute in different ways. That was exactly what head coach Mike Stothers got […]
After three years in the QMJHL, Valentin Zykov’s junior career has likely come to an end. His team was recently eliminated from the playoffs, meaning he was free to be assigned to an LA Kings affiliate. Though he officially has not joined the Manchester Monarchs, the Russian forward is in Manchester and has been practicing […]
While Thursday was the first night of the AHL playoffs in Manchester, not much was different in the results for the Manchester Monarchs. In the regular season, the Monarchs beat the Portland Pirates nine times through 12 meetings. Opening the playoff series in Verizon Wireless Arena, the Monarchs continued their dominance over their division rivals, […]
For the last time ever, the Manchester Monarchs took the ice on Saturday for an AHL regular season contest. After 14 years in the great city of Manchester, the end is near, as the team gears up for a playoff run before transitioning into an ECHL franchise. In their regular season farewell, the Monarchs delivered […]
It has been a banner year for the Manchester Monarchs, their last in the AHL. Having clinched the best record in the league, the team is gearing up for hopefully a deep playoff run.
Leading the way offensively for the team has been Brian O’Neill, who is in his third year as a professional after spending […]
With three regular season games left in regulation, and having already locked up the best record in the AHL, the Manchester Monarchs don’t have much left to play for before the playoffs start. As other junior, college, and European teams seasons end, some players have made their way into the professional ranks in North America. […]
After three successful seasons at St. Cloud State University, Jonny Brodzinski was faced with a tough decision that two of his classmates went through the year before. Completing his junior season, the high scoring forward met with several LA Kings brass to decide his future.
Option A was to return for a senior season at the […]