While the Los Angeles Kings fight for their playoff lives, their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, are sitting pretty. The team has spent most of the season atop the standings league wide, while having a sizable gap on any one of their division rivals. Manchester continued their winning ways, as they squeaked out a victory […]
After the Manchester Monarchs and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fought in an exciting, action packed battle on Friday night, spectators in Manchester were likely let down by the rematch played on Saturday afternoon. Though the physical elements remained in the matinee game, the Monarchs struggled to create anything, ultimately being shutout 3-0.
The Penguins started the action with […]
If you have followed Kings prospect Patrik Bartosak on Twitter for any amount of time, you have probably already realized that the Czech native is not a big fan of other drivers (note: If you have a Twitter account, Bartosak is a must follow). After signing an entry level contract with Los Angeles near the […]
Finishing up yet another weekend with three games in three days, the Manchester Monarchs took the ice on Sunday looking to once again climb the rankings in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. Sitting in first place for most of the season, the team slipped down to third over the last few weeks. Having lost the night […]
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 […]
When playing your third game in three days, a good start is crucial. If you find yourself trailing late in the game, heavy legs and lack of energy may inhibit a comeback. After games on Friday and Saturday, the Manchester Monarchs got off to a rocky start on Sunday, including a parade to the penalty […]
During any given hockey season, injuries are inevitable. Unfortunately for AHL teams, they must not only deal with injuries to their own players, but with the loss of players called up when their NHL affiliate sees players get hurt. The Manchester Monarchs know this all too well, as they took the ice Saturday with a […]
Looking at the box score of Sunday’s Monarchs’ victory, one might feel a sense of déjà vu. While for the second straight night the team beat the Norfolk Admirals 5-2, the game was much different than Saturday’s iteration.
One thing that wasn’t different from Saturday was Manchester scoring an early first period goal involving the pair […]
On Friday, Manchester suffered a 4-0 defeat to the hands of the Hershey Bears. While the team wasn’t as sharp as they’d like to be, they followed it up with a dominant performance versus division rival St. John’s. When Hershey rolled back in town for a Sunday afternoon rematch, the Monarchs were hungry for revenge […]