Jordan Weal on Blocked Call-up to the Kings

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Not every prospect gets their chance to show what they’re made of at the NHL level. Those who are lucky enough to work their way onto a big league roster often hold their fate in their own hands. Play well enough and you stay in the league, living out your dream at the highest level possible. […]

Jamie McBain has tryout with Monarchs, Kings next?

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When NHL training camps started back in September, Jamie McBain joined the Arizona Coyotes on a professional tryout after having spent the previous season with the fledgling Buffalo Sabres. Just a few years prior, he was a hotshot offensive-defenseman prospect who enjoyed a 30 point, eight goal campaign as a rookie with the Carolina Hurricanes. Cut […]

AHL: Shore, Weal score in Monarchs 3-1 win

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On Friday, Manchester suffered a 4-0 defeat to the hands of the Hershey Bears. While the team wasn’t as sharp as they’d like to be, they followed it up with a dominant performance versus division rival St. John’s. When Hershey rolled back in town for a Sunday afternoon rematch, the Monarchs were hungry for revenge […]

AHL: Colin Miller nets two in Monarchs victory

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Despite finishing the regular season atop the AHL’s Eastern Conference, there was one team who had the Manchester Monarchs’ number. Every game the team played against the St. John’s IceCaps was tough, with Manchester losing six of the 10 contests. Manchester was ready for a dance with their division rivals, as they scored early and […]

AHL: Monarchs shut out for 2nd straight game

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During the 2013-14 season, the Manchester Monarchs were the fifth highest scoring team in the AHL. Through their 76 game regular season, they were only shut out twice. Friday’s game versus the Hershey Bears marked the second straight game the team failed to light the lamp, as they lost 4-0 to the Washington Capitals primary […]

AHL: Monarchs falter, fall 5-0 to Bruins

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After a confidence boosting 5-2 win in their home opener over the Portland Pirates on Friday, the Manchester Monarchs were likely feeling good heading into Saturday’s match-up with the Providence Bruins. Once the teams stepped on the ice, the hometown Monarchs were knocked down a peg after a 5-0 drubbing by their division rivals.
The Bruins […]

AHL: Weal tallies three assists, Monarchs win home opener

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When the Manchester Monarchs stepped onto the ice on Friday night, there was plenty of change from the team fans watched win the Eastern Conference last season. Gone were coach Mark Morris, captain Andrew Campbell, and the jerseys they had worn for the past several seasons. While the team may look much different, their on-ice […]

Kevin Westgarth on what goes into preparing for a scrap

As sometimes happens when you sit down with Kevin Westgarth, the conversation can drift. His insightful answers to questions on topic A can quickly lead to you asking about topics B, C and D. Such was the case recently when we began talking about something as simple as taping his wrists.
“I do a […]

2012 AHL All-Star Game – notes on Zatkoff, Hickey, Stevens

The 2012 edition of the AHL All-Star game concluded tonight, with the Western squad defeating the guys from the East 8-7 in a shootout. Kings prospects Jeff Zatkoff and Thomas Hickey represented the Manchester Monarchs on the East team.
Zatkoff played the second period in net, facing 20 shots and surrendering there goals.
Hickey, who leads the […]

Checking in with Loktionov – new skates, new attitude

It’s only been a few weeks since the Kings coaching change, but some of Darryl Sutter‘s answers have been real gems. They’re often short and seem to write their own headlines.
For example, I recently asked Sutter if he had any comment about the hoopla surrounding rookie Andrei Loktionov playing at center or wing earlier this […]