FREE REPLAY: Mayor Talks NHL and AHL on ESPN Radio

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Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on ESPN Radio in with Greg Kerr from earlier today, where they talked NHL and AHL hockey. Among the key subjects were the Stadium Series game in Northern California, passionate fans vs. annoying fans, the AHL’s West Coast invasion, San Diego hockey Fest, the […]

AHL: San Diego Gulls Hockey Fest Report

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The Anaheim Ducks hosted “HockeyFest” in San Diego on Sunday to unveil the official name and logo of the new team that will compete in the AHL’s recently announced Pacific division.
As MayorsManor reported back on February 2, the Ducks new affiliate will be called the Gulls, a name with a longstanding history in San Diego […]

AHL: Bartosak Picks Up Monarchs Win In Net

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In professional hockey, more often than not, out-shooting your opponent is a good recipe for success. Throwing more pucks on net usually correlates to more scoring chances, and thus more goals. With that being said, the Manchester Monarchs seem to be a bit of an anomaly. On home ice this season, the team was 8-0 […]

INTERVIEW: Catching Up With Mike Richards

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While rumors continue to swirl about his future (this article is a must read), Mike Richards has continued to go about his business as a member of the Manchester Monarchs. In six games with the team, he has collected two goals and six assists, totaling eight points. Two of those points came on Saturday, as […]

Blake on Kings Top Defensive Prospects and What’s Next

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Building on our article yesterday with Manchester coach Mike Stothers, we went a little higher up the chain of command and connected with Rob Blake regarding Derek Forbort being called up. During our discussion with the Kings Assistant GM, he also worked in two other players recently named to the team’s Top 10 Prospects list. Additionally, […]

Robitaille on AHL Reign, Kings, preseason, and more

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Representatives from the LA Kings descended upon Ontario late Wednesday afternoon to unveil the new jersey to be worn by the team’s AHL affiliate when they begin playing in Southern California this coming October. After the press conference, we had a chance to catch up with Luc Robitaille, President of Hockey Operations, who shared the […]

Manchester Coach Adds More Notes on Forbort, Plus Trivia

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Yesterday, MayorsManor broke news that the Kings would officially be calling up 2010 first round draft pick Derek Forbort. As noted in Tuesday’s article, Forbort is the lone player remaining from the 30 guys selected in the first round of the 2010 Draft to make his NHL debut. However, even though he did practice in […]

Ontario Reign 2015-16 AHL Jersey Preview

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We continue to chase down every detail related to the AHL’s West Coast invasion, and we’re back with more information. In the spirit of full disclosure – even though our artist, Justin Cox, accurately provided comps for both of the Kings’ outdoor game jerseys (here and here) – getting intel on the new Ontario Reign […]

Confirmed: Kings Calling Up Derek Forbort, 10 Tidbits

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At the 2010 NHL Draft, held in Los Angeles for the first time, there was a buzz in the air about midway through the first round. GM Dean Lombardi was about to do what he does best at the league’s annual event, swap some assets with one of his cohorts. Dealin’ Dean ultimately traded his first round […]

UPDATED: San Diego Gulls Jersey Concept

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Two years in a row, our artist, Justin Cox, has accurately provided comps of the jerseys to be worn by the LA Kings at their outdoor games weeks before the actual sweaters were released to the public (see here and here). MayorsManor was able to do this, in large part, based on information we gathered […]