CCF Game 1: Kevin Gravel after Monarchs 3-2 OT Win

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LA Kings defensive prospect Kevin Gravel shared the following after the Manchester Monarchs opened the 2015 Calder Cup Final with a 3-2 OT victory over the visiting Utica Comets…
On playing with five defensemen after Jeff Schultz was injured in the first period:
“Schultzy is a big loss when he goes down there early in the game. […]

CCF Game 1: Postgame Comments from Monarchs Coach Stothers

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An overtime goal from Michael Mersch keeps the Manchester Monarchs streak alive; they remain undefeated in the 2015 post-season when scoring first. Overall, they are 12-0 when getting on the scoreboard ahead of their opponents, including a perfect 8-0 mark at home. The Monarchs have also won Game 1 in every playoff series this year. […]

MayorsManor Live: Calder Cup Final Preview with Yannetti and Tonge

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It all comes down to this. Beginning Saturday night in Manchester, the 2015 Calder Cup will kick off, with the host Monarchs taking on the Utica Comets. Their parent clubs, the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks, have had plenty of playoff battles; now these two teams will meet for the first time […]

Conference Call: Kings GM Dean Lombardi Talks up Jordan Weal

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We will have a ton of content up shortly from Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s conference call this afternoon. To kick things off, here is what he had to share on Jordan Weal when MayorsManor asked for an update on the current points leader in the AHL Calder Cup playoffs:
“He just won’t be denied. It’s hard […]

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 […]

Monarchs Captain on What Team Has Done, Plans to Do

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Manchester captain Vincent LoVerde spoke exclusively with MayorsManor following the Monarchs four-game sweep in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final…
On the overall game:
“It was a hard fought game. They came at us for 60 minutes. We knew they were going to come out hard and we had to weather their storm at the beginning. It’s great […]

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 […]

Adrian Kempe Scores, Talks Monarchs ECF Sweep

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Comments from LA Kings 2014 first round draft pick Adrian Kempe, following the Manchester Monarchs four-game sweep in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final…
On the overall game:
“I think our start wasn’t that good, we came out a little bit, I don’t know, it wasn’t like the same start as we’ve had the last couple of game. […]

Coach Stothers on Monarchs ECF Sweep, Advancing to Calder Cup

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The Manchester Monarchs aren’t about to leave town quietly. Although this is the last year of their AHL existence in the Northeast, the Kings’ top minor league affiliate is making a strong statement for their longtime supporters. Like a freight train gaining momentum, after starting slow in the first round, they just completed a sweep […]

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 […]