WATCH: Toffoli hat trick, Berube shutout and a right hook

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
ST. JOHN’S, NF – Goaltender J.F. Berube recorded his first American Hockey League shutout with 28 saves and right wing Tyler Toffoli collected a natural hat trick as the Manchester Monarchs shutout the St. John’s IceCaps, 6-0, at Mile One Centre on Saturday night.
Manchester (26-11-2-4) leads [...]

AHL: Highlights and notes – Shore scores, Monarchs fall

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
MANCHESTER, NH – Center Scott Timmins collected three points as the Manchester Monarchs fell to the Albany Devils, 5-2, at Times Union Center on Saturday night.
Manchester (24-10-2-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 54 points.  Albany (21-10-3-2) is ranked second in the Northeast Division with 47 points.
“Today’s [...]

Martin Jones reflects on lessons learned from first NHL call-up

Now back in Manchester, goaltender Martin Jones took some time to answer a few questions for MayorsManor. With Jonathan Quick sidelined due to injury, the 24-year-old netminder was summoned to Los Angeles, making his NHL debut on December 3 in Anaheim. He went on to post a 10-2-2 record with a 2.16 goals against average [...]

Well-rounded game key for emergence of Monarchs’ Bodnarchuk

Hockey can be a game that takes a lifetime to master. And defenseman often have a much longer path to becoming full-time NHL players than their counterparts at forward – just ask former Los Angeles King Rob Scuderi. A New York native, Scuderi didn’t become a regular NHLer until he was 27 years old.
You never know, it all just [...]

AHL: Deslauriers, Shore score but Monarchs continue to struggle

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
HERSHEY, PA – The Manchester Monarchs fell to their former teammate, right wing Brandon Segal who collected four points (1-3=4), and the Hershey Bears, 6-3, at Giant Center on Sunday evening.
Manchester (23-9-2-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 52 points.  Hershey (15-12-3-3) is ranked fourth in the [...]

So why was Linden Vey scratched in Manchester again?

Fresh on the heels of being a healthy scratch last week (for not notifying anybody he’d be late returning back after the Christmas break), the Kings top prospect at center, Linden Vey, found himself out of the line-up once again on Saturday night.
Despite the absence of one of their top offensive threats, Manchester went on [...]

AHL: Pearson, Kozun tally goals in Monarchs OT loss

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BINGHAMTON, NY – Left wing Mike Hoffman scored with 35 seconds remaining in overtime as the Manchester Monarchs fell to the Binghamton Senators, 5-4 in overtime, at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday night.
Manchester (22-8-2-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 50 points.  Binghamton (20-9-0-3) [...]

Linden Vey reflects on time in LA, had help from surprising veteran

Center Linden Vey, who entered the season ranked third among the Kings’ Top Ten Prospects, was a healthy scratch back in Manchester on Thursday. From what we gathered, he left town for Christmas and ran into some travel troubles returning to Manchester in time for the morning skate. Although that’s understandale at this time of [...]

AHL: Monarchs falter in third, lose to Pirates

One quick note before getting to Thursday’s report from the ice. Prior to the game, the Monarchs announced the release of goaltender Aaron Dell, while recalling Mathias Niederberger from the Ontario Reign (ECHL). Also, Linden Vey was a healthy scratch for Thursday’s game, see additional article on MayorsManor for more information.
Game report provided [...]

AHL: Weal, Kozun light the lamp as Monarchs win fifth straight

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Goaltender J.F. Berube stopped 30-of-31 shots in his 17th consecutive game to backstop the Manchester Monarchs to a 2-1 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Webster Bank Arena on Saturday night.
Manchester (21-5-1-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 47 points.  Bridgeport (11-14-1-3) [...]