AHL: Reign Drop Barracuda 2-1 In MacDermid’s Return

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In the AHL, rosters change almost daily. Lineups vary from night-to-night, as players are lost to injuries or call-ups, while others are brought in to fill the gaps. On Saturday, the Ontario Reign saw a rather big return to their lineup, as six-foot-five defenseman Kurtis MacDermid returned from a 12 game suspension for a hit […]

AHL: Reign Downed By Gulls In Shootout – Analysis, Line Combos, Video Highlights

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Roughly one-third of the way through their season, the Ontario Reign are cruising through the AHL’s Pacific Division. With only four regulation losses, it has been nearly impossible from denying the Reign a point after 60 minutes of play. The team that won last year’s Calder Cup in Utica hasn’t looked to have slowed down […]

More Hockey In Vegas; UNLV Looking To Go Division 1


The migration of major hockey to the west coast continues, as preparations are underway to bring Division 1 hockey to Las Vegas. Fresh on the heels of the AHL placing five teams in California, and the NHL expansion on the horizon, now comes the next major pillar.
Just over a year ago, Arizona State University surprised […]

Manchester Monarchs Leave AHL On Top Of AHL’s Throne

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The miracle ride for the Manchester Monarchs is over. While the team will still be around as the Kings’ ECHL affiliate, their final season in the AHL has come and gone. After 14 season, royalty reigns in the AHL, as the Manchester Monarchs won the 2015 Calder Cup.
For the third straight game, and sixth straight […]

ANALYSIS: Monarchs Now One Win Away From Calder Cup

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Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals may have been the most trying contest of the Manchester Monarchs’ season. Already without Jeff Schultz, the team lost AHL MVP Brian O’Neill and goalie with the most wins in the league in JF Berube. How they responded on Friday for Game 4 was nothing short of extraordinary, […]

Ahead Of Game 4, Monarchs’ Assistant Chris Hajt Talks Defense

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While there has been plenty of talk, and praise, for the work Mike Stothers has done in his first year behind the Monarchs’ bench, plenty of credit should also be directed to his assistant Chris Hajt. The 36 year old came over after spending the past five years in the same role with the Guelph […]

ANALYSYS: Injuries Mount, Monarchs Lose Game 3 In Utica


After picking up both games at home to start the Calder Cup Finals, it wouldn’t have been too surprising to see the Manchester Monarchs lose a game or two on the road, as the series shifts to Utica for three straight. While the team dropped Game 3 on the road, the bigger losses came when […]

Analysis: Dowd OT Hero, Monarchs Take CCF Game 2

Dowd GWG Game 2 Calder Cup Final by Rich Tilton

St. Cloud State alum Nic Dowd is no stranger to theatrics. Last year, during his senior campaign, the forward scored an overtime goal to beat Notre Dame in the NCAA Regional tournament. When the Manchester Monarchs went to overtime for the second straight game in the Calder Cup Finals, they needed someone to step up […]

CCF Game 2: Zach O’Brien Talks About His Goal And His Team


Only in Manchester on an AHL contract, fans may not be accustomed to the name Zach O’Brien. He has quietly been an integral part of the Manchester Monarchs miracle run all year. Through the first two games of the Calder Cup Finals, no player has had more high quality scoring chances than O’Brien. After finding […]

CCF Game 2: Winning Goalie JF Berube Talks About The Game, Series


Manchester Monarchs’ starting goalie JF Berube has had his ups and his downs throughout the playoffs. In Game 2, the goalie stopped 24 shots, only allowing 1 to beat him, as he helped guide his team to victory. After the game, the netminder spoke to MayorsManor exclusively…
On picking up the win:
“I think it’s big. We […]