Kopitar on Reign Going Back to Texas Up 3-2 in Western Conf Final

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Overcoming the odds is nothing new to Gasper Kopitar. His hockey career has taken him from a brief stint with the WHL Portland Winterhawks to captaining the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. He then went to Europe and played for Mora IK, where his brother Anze later joined him during the 2012 NHL lockout. […]

Manchester Monarchs ECF Game 2: Postgame Quotes Michael Mersch

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LA Kings prospect Michael Mersch scored a hat trick in the Monarchs 7-4 win in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.  Mersch now has five goals in the first two games of the series, and leads the AHL in rookie scoring this postseason with 18 points. After the Game 2 victory, here is what […]

Reign Shutout Americans, Take 3-1 Series Lead: Quick Quotes Alex Roach

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Joe Cannata made 31 saves and David Rutherford had two goals and an assist in a 5-0 Ontario Reign win Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.  Ontario now has a 3-1 series lead against the Allen Americans with a chance to end the series tomorrow night in Ontario.  After the game MayorsManor caught […]

ECF Game 1: Nic Dowd Postgame Quotes


Postgame quotes from LA Kings prospect Nic Dowd, following the Manchester Monarchs 3-2 victory in Game 1 of the AHL Eastern Conference Finals…
How important was it to score at that point in the game with an early lead that was erased?
Yeah, you know, I mean it was obviously really real so there’s a lot of […]

ECF Game 1: Michael Mersch Postgame Quotes

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In Thursday night’s AHL Eastern Conference Final opener, the host Manchester Monarchs picked up a 3-2 victory on the strength of a pair of goals from rookie Michael Mersch. Following the Kings top minor league affiliate taking a 1-0 series lead, here is what the 2011 draft pick had to share…
On if he enjoyed […]

Paul LaDue Explains Passing on Kings, Returning to School‏

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One is staying, one is leaving. That’s the big news around North Dakota over the past few days. Following on the heels of MayorsManor breaking the story that defenseman Paul LaDue would be returning to school for his junior season, word came down Monday morning that head coach Dave Hakstol was leaving the university to […]

Jordan Weal – ‘I am not on a personal vendetta’

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As the Los Angeles Kings’ top minor league affiliate prepares to play in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final later this week, Jordan Weal is looking to become anything but the next Bud Holloway.
Viewed by many as somebody who squandered his opportunity to make the NHL, Holloway was originally selected by the Kings in the third […]

Jordan Weal Dishes on His Monarchs Teammates

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Any good centerman knows how to serve it up to his linemates, but in part one of our latest interview with Jordan Weal he dishes on – rather than to – a few of his teammates.
The Kings third round draft pick in 2010, Weal knows all about being a mega-points producer, having averaged 105-points-per season […]

Stothers and Mersch talk Monarchs Advancing to East Final

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True to his pre-series prediction, Adrian Kempe found the back of the net in the Monarchs second round series vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. However, he didn’t beat Michael Mersch to the punch, as his fellow rookie notched a shorthanded goal in Game 4. Regardless, Kempe, the Kings first round draft pick last June, put Manchester […]

FBF: From Tombstones to Milestones with Jordan Weal

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Jordan Weal currently leads the AHL post-season scoring race with 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) and in a rather not-so-quiet way continues to push for a possible spot on the LA Kings roster next season. Once believed not to be an idea with a high likelihood, his stellar play is starting to change opinions for […]