Analysis, Line Combos, and Highlights from Monarchs ECF Sweep

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In the history of the Manchester Monarchs, the team has never made the Calder Cup finals. Though they have come close through their 14 season existence, they have never had a chance to fight for the AHL’s sacred trophy. On Wednesday, the team had a chance to sweep the Hartford Wolf Pack and make team […]

Berube Big in Net Again, Answers On and Off-Ice Questions

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LA Kings goaltending prospect J.F. Berube spoke exclusively with MayorsManor following the Manchester Monarchs four-game sweep in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final…
On the game overall:
“I think we just played a strong road game. We put pressure on them the whole game and we were more disciplined than the past couple games. We didn’t take too […]

Nick Shore Scores, Talks Monarchs Taking 3-0 Lead in ECF

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Los Angeles Kings prospect Nick Shore scored the first goal of the game and Manchester went on to earn a 5-3 victory in Game 3, now giving them a 3-0 series lead in the AHL Eastern Conference Final. Following the Monarchs win, the 22-year-old center shared the following…
On the game overall:
“I think there’s a lot […]

Kopitar on Reign Going Back to Texas Up 3-2 in Western Conf Final

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Overcoming the odds is nothing new to Gasper Kopitar. His hockey career has taken him from a brief stint with the WHL Portland Winterhawks to captaining the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. He then went to Europe and played for Mora IK, where his brother Anze later joined him during the 2012 NHL lockout. […]

Manchester Monarchs ECF Game 2: Postgame Quotes Michael Mersch

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LA Kings prospect Michael Mersch scored a hat trick in the Monarchs 7-4 win in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.  Mersch now has five goals in the first two games of the series, and leads the AHL in rookie scoring this postseason with 18 points. After the Game 2 victory, here is what […]

ECF Game 1: Michael Mersch Postgame Quotes

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In Thursday night’s AHL Eastern Conference Final opener, the host Manchester Monarchs picked up a 3-2 victory on the strength of a pair of goals from rookie Michael Mersch. Following the Kings top minor league affiliate taking a 1-0 series lead, here is what the 2011 draft pick had to share…
On if he enjoyed […]

Jordan Weal – ‘I am not on a personal vendetta’

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As the Los Angeles Kings’ top minor league affiliate prepares to play in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final later this week, Jordan Weal is looking to become anything but the next Bud Holloway.
Viewed by many as somebody who squandered his opportunity to make the NHL, Holloway was originally selected by the Kings in the third […]

Jordan Weal Dishes on His Monarchs Teammates

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Any good centerman knows how to serve it up to his linemates, but in part one of our latest interview with Jordan Weal he dishes on – rather than to – a few of his teammates.
The Kings third round draft pick in 2010, Weal knows all about being a mega-points producer, having averaged 105-points-per season […]

LA Kings Say Goodbye to Pair of Prospects; One on Hold

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While it didn’t bring nearly the level of hype as LeBron James’ decision from a few years ago, the wait is finally over – MayorsManor has learned that highly touted defensive prospect Paul LaDue will return to the University of North Dakota for his junior season, rather than turn pro and sign a contract with […]

10 Questions with Jamie McBain: His Past, Present, and Future

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Perhaps lost in the all the hoopla surrounding the Kings defense this year – which included the loss of Willie Mitchell, Slava Voynov’s legal issues, the emergence of Brayden McNabb, retirement of Robyn Regehr, and trade for Andrej Sekera – was an under-the-radar performance by Jamie McBain.
Originally selected in the second round of the 2006 […]