AHL: Deslauriers pots two in Monarchs’ comeback win

Among the early takeaways from the first two months of this AHL season is the fact you can never count out the Manchester Monarchs. With the cards stacked against them, they have consistently found ways to win.
Heading into Friday night, they were first in the Eastern Conference. Sporting a better winning percentage though and sitting [...]

AHL: Maxim Kitsyn scores first pro goal – from out at the red line

With a 3-2 shootout loss on Sunday, the Monarchs were unable to avoid a perfect 3-0 weekend. However, there were still several positives to take from the game, including the point they earned (giving them five of a possible six points over the weekend) and forward Maxim Kitsyn scored his first professional goal. Here’s more…
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AHL: Sabourin scores twice, Monarchs win again

Hockey is a game of ebbs and flows.
After a disappointing start to the season, Scott Sabourin has hit his stride. Building off his previous game, in which the winger scored and added an assist, Sabourin tallied two more goals Saturday night to lead his team to victory.
As division rivals, the Monarchs and Bruins face each [...]

Monarchs coach singing the praises of Kings top prospects

On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris was a guest on NHL Network Radio with host Scott Laughlin. During the course of the conversation, Morris had plenty to say about the Kings top prospects, both the players currently with the big club and several of the stars-in-waiting down in the AHL. Here’s a transcript [...]

AHL: Kozun dominates, Berube backstops Monarchs win

Sometimes, life kicks you when you’re already down. Having lost their entire first line of Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey, and Tanner Pearson, as well as starting goalie Martin Jones, Manchester was dealt even more setbacks Saturday night. The team was without four additional players, as Nick Shore (foot), Brian O’Neill (broken hand), Ian O’Connor (high [...]

AHL: Morris makes history, Monarchs win, lose two more players

Once a year, the Manchester Monarchs hold a special Education Day game, where they play before noon and invite thousands of local school kids. This year’s version was one for the history books.
Entering the game, head coach Mark Morris sat at 299 professional wins. One more would make the bench boss hockey’s first person to [...]

AHL: Highlights and notes from Berube’s season debut for Monarchs

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs fought back but fell short in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester (4-0-1-2) leads the top of the Atlantic Division with 11 points.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (6-0-0-0) leads the East Division with [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Ducks Rookie Game 1 in Anaheim

Game 1 of the special two-game series between prospects from the Kings and Ducks took place in Anaheim on Saturday night, ending in a 6-1 victory for Los Angeles. Manchester Monarchs forwards Andy Andreoff and Tanner Pearson led the way offensively, each posting a pair of goals. In net, JF Berube was outstanding during his [...]

Martin Jones holdout officially under way, plus Mathieu Garon headed to LA

According to LAX security footage and various flight manifests, all of the Kings prospects have safely arrived in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp, minus just one name.  Per hotel records, the others have checked in and are eagerly awaiting their physicals and conditioning tests tomorrow.
Goaltender Martin Jones is the lone player not in town, thus [...]

Berube leaning on Bernier, bringing his working shoes to Rookie Camp

Kings prospect Martin Jones, the top goaltender in Manchester the past two seasons, hasn’t signed a new contract yet. In early July GM Dean Lombardi made qualifying offers to Jones and seven other Restricted Free Agents – including Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Jake Muzzin. Since then, everybody excluding Jones has inked a new deal.
On the [...]