AHL: Monarchs clinch playoff spot in victory

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Last season, the Manchester Monarchs barely snuck into a playoff spot at the very end of the season. This year, the team has sat atop the standings in the entire AHL for large portions of the year. On Friday, the team had a chance to secure their spot in the postseason. A victory over the [...]

Interview with Kings’ newest goalie, Patrik Bartosak

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In the Dean Lombardi era, the Los Angeles Kings have become known as one of the better teams at drafting in the later rounds. Players like Alec Martinez, Dwight King, and Jordan Nolan were all drafted in the 4th round or later and helped the team raise its first Stanley Cup back in franchise history.
Goaltender [...]

AHL: Berube shuts door in Monarchs win

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As the Manchester Monarchs are in the stretch run towards the end of the season, they find themselves in a favorable position. Coming into Sunday afternoon’s matinee with the visiting Hershey Bears, the team sat atop the AHL standings with just 10 games left to play. Manchester would build on their first place lead by [...]

AHL: Livingston scores two in Monarchs victory

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A day after faces familiar to the LA Kings were in Manchester for the Monarchs game versus the Phantoms, a Hall of Famer was in attendance to watch the team take on the division rival Providence Bruins. Fresh off of serving as the general manager for the bronze medal winning Team Finland at the Sochi [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – the countdown begins

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As the NHL trade season heats up, it’s always a good time to check in on the Kings top prospects. Which players are moving up our rankings, and how are the overall skills developing at various positions throughout the organization? Those are certainly important questions to answer as general managers like Dean Lombardi evaluate their [...]

AHL: Shore’s two goal night seals Monarchs victory

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It wasn’t pretty, but the Manchester Monarchs closed out another three games in three days weekend with a win. Facing a division rival for the second straight night, the Monarchs were tasked with facing the Worcester Sharks and Troy Grosenick, a goalie who had performed well in previous meetings.
As mentioned previously, Martin Jones was on [...]

AHL: Monarchs, Fraser lose to Falcons in shootout

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Nobody said hockey is a fair game. After spending the past six seasons in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cups in that time, Colin Fraser was sent down to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. Friday marked his debut with the team, as they hosted Springfield.
The visiting Falcons would open the scoring thanks to former [...]

Colin Fraser after his first game in Manchester

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Prior to Friday night in Manchester, Colin Fraser hadn’t played in the AHL since suiting up for the Rockford IceHogs in 2008. However, after being put on waivers by the LA Kings just as the NHL was going on their Olympic break – and ultimately going unclaimed by one of the 29 other clubs – [...]

AHL: Martin Jones stops 40 in shootout victory

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There’s something about the St. John’s IceCaps that gives the Manchester Monarchs trouble every time the two teams meet. While the Monarchs sit atop the AHL standings, they have only won three of nine meeting with the Winnipeg Jets primary affiliate coming into Sunday’s game.
One factor possibly playing into the struggles versus their division rivals [...]

AHL: Toffoli, Vey dominate in Monarchs victory

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As the top nations compete in Sochi for Olympic gold, the AHL continues on with business as usual. Many NHL teams sent eligible young players to their farm teams to continue getting ice time and working on their case, a move which has paid dividends for the Manchester Monarchs.
While the team has spent the majority [...]