AHL: Monarchs Survive, Advance To Conference Semifinals

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After setting themselves up in a great position to succeed by finishing first overall in the AHL, the Manchester Monarchs don’t like to make things easy on themselves. Cruising to two easy victories in Games 1 and 2, the Monarchs lost in the last seconds of Game 3 and played some of their worst hockey […]

AHL: Listless Monarchs Drop Game 4, Pushed to Brink

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When the AHL playoffs started, it might have been easy for some to pencil the Monarchs in the second round before the puck was dropped for Game 1. Not only had Manchester taken nine of 12 match-ups against Portland in the regular season, the Monarchs were also the top seed in the league, while Portland […]

AHL: Monarchs Lose In Closing Seconds Of Game 3

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Through the first two games of the AHL’s Eastern Conference Quarter Finals, the Manchester Monarchs thoroughly beat down the opposing Portland Pirates. Winning by scores of 5-2 and 6-2, it seemed as if the first place team in the league was on their way to sweeping their division rivals. However, the Monarchs found out the […]

AHL: Shore Adds 3 Assists, Monarchs Take 2-0 Series Lead

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It has been the story of the Manchester Monarchs season – every time the team needed a player to step up, someone was there, just waiting for an opportunity. Come playoff time though, everyone needs to step up, elevate their game, and contribute in different ways. That was exactly what head coach Mike Stothers got […]

AHL: Jordan Weal Makes Statement for Monarchs in Game 1

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While Thursday was the first night of the AHL playoffs in Manchester, not much was different in the results for the Manchester Monarchs. In the regular season, the Monarchs beat the Portland Pirates nine times through 12 meetings. Opening the playoff series in Verizon Wireless Arena, the Monarchs continued their dominance over their division rivals, […]

AHL: Monarchs Win Final Regular Season Game On Home Ice

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For the last time ever, the Manchester Monarchs took the ice on Saturday for an AHL regular season contest. After 14 years in the great city of Manchester, the end is near, as the team gears up for a playoff run before transitioning into an ECHL franchise. In their regular season farewell, the Monarchs delivered […]

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 […]