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)

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 […]

Monarchs To Battle Wolf Pack In Conference Finals

While the LA Kings may not have made the playoffs this season, a Cup may still be in the cards for the organization this year. On top of their ECHL affiliate Ontario Reign making the conference finals, so did the Manchester Monarchs, who looks every part of a Calder Cup winning team.
After taking a 2-0 […]

AHL: Weal Continues Dominance, Monarchs Lead 2-0

On the biggest stages, you need your best players to be your best players. For example, it is often talked about how goalies must be the best penalty killers in any given game. Come playoff time, stars need to be stars. Every hope and expectation for Jordan Weal during the 2015 AHL playoffs has been […]

AHL: Monarchs Win Game 1 Thriller In Triple OT

In their final season in the AHL, the Manchester Monarchs sure are giving their fans plenty of drama. Their opening round series versus the Portland Pirates saw the team nearly blow a 2-0 series lead, as well as a 3-0 lead in the decisive Game 5. Now, after advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, their […]

AHL: Monarchs Survive, Advance To Conference Semifinals

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 […]

AHL: Listless Monarchs Drop Game 4, Pushed to Brink

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 […]

AHL: Monarchs Lose In Closing Seconds Of Game 3

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 […]

AHL: Shore Adds 3 Assists, Monarchs Take 2-0 Series Lead

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 […]

Catching Up With Kings Top Prospect Valentin Zykov

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 […]