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 […]

AHL: Monarchs Win Game 1 Thriller In Triple OT


In their final season in the AHL, the Manchester Monarchs sure are giving their fans plenty of drama. Their opening round series versus the Portland Pirates saw the team nearly blow a 2-0 series lead, as well as a 3-0 lead in the decisive Game 5. Now, after advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, their […]

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 […]