AHL: Monarchs Win In Kempe’s Debut

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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. […]

Jonny Brodzinski Discusses Turning Pro, Injury

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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 […]

AHL: Backman Propels Monarchs To Victory Over Pirates

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In the nearly three weeks since the Monarchs have been on home ice, the team has accomplished a lot. In a losing effort, the team secured a playoff spot two weekends ago. Then, this past Monday, a Worcester Sharks loss meant the Monarchs were back-to-back Atlantic Division champions. Now, the last thing the team needs […]

Hellebuyck, Several Monarchs Lead Way for AHL Awards

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As we near the end of the AHL regular season, it’s time to break down who deserves to take home some hardware for their individual play. The top development league in the world, the AHL sees a plethora of young talent as they progress towards their dreams of being NHL players. Many of the names […]

AHL: Auger Scores Twice, Monarchs Sweep Weekend

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After winning their games on Friday and Saturday, the Monarchs came into Sunday’s home contest with the Portland Pirates looking for a clean sweep on the weekend. A 3-1 victory would give them six out of six points, winning all three games they played.
Playing each other 12 times on the year, games between the teams […]

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 […]