CCF Game 2: Overtime Hero Nic Dowd Post Game


After winning Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals in overtime, the Manchester Monarchs must have felt a bit of deja vu, as for the second night in a row, they needed an extra period to beat the Utica Comets in Game 2. The overtime winner came off of the stick of rookie forward Nic […]

CCF Game 2: Coach Mike Stothers Press Conference Quotes

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The Manchester Monarchs took Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals by a score of 2-1, thanks to Nic Dowd’s overtime winner. After the game, head coach Mike Stothers spoke to the media…
On the game two victory:
“I’m glad we’re up to. Again, it is a game that is decided in overtime. It isn’t going to […]

Analysis: Mersch Shines In Return, Monarchs Take 1-0 Lead In CCF

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When Michael Mersch went down thanks to a hit from Dylan McIlrath in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals, fans collectively held their breaths. In the previous two games, the forward had totaled five goals and been an integral part of what is arguably been the best line in hockey throughout the playoffs. It should come […]

Manchester Monarchs’ Battle Of The Playoff Beards


Just two days away from the start of the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Final, coach Mike Stothers had his Manchester Monarchs on the ice Thursday for one of their final practice sessions leading into Game 1 against the Utica Comets on Saturday. For decades, hockey players have become famous for one playoff tradition that is […]

Full Monarchs’ Calder Cup Schedule, Plus How To Watch For Free

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We are just three days away from the start of the Calder Cup finals, where we now know the Manchester Monarchs will meet the Utica Comets, who beat the Grand Rapids Griffins 4-2 to win the AHL’s Western Conference. For the first time since 2000, the league’s top two teams in the regular season will […]

FREE REPLAY: JF Berube Cracks Jokes, Prepares For Calder Cup

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As the Manchester Monarchs sit and wait to find out who they’ll face in the Calder Cup finals, the team has had plenty of down time after their sweep of the Hartford Wolf Pack. On Tuesday, LA Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube was a guest on WTPL FM’s Cail & Company, a weekday Manchester radio […]

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)

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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

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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 […]