It has been the story of the Manchester Monarchs season – every time the team needed a player to step up, someone was there, just waiting for an opportunity. Come playoff time though, everyone needs to step up, elevate their game, and contribute in different ways. That was exactly what head coach Mike Stothers got […]
After splitting back-to-back home games against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Manchester Monarchs faced off against the Hartford Wolf Pack for the third time this season, as they attempted to wrap up their weekend with four of a possible six points. Lead by three assists from Michael Mersch and two goals from Sean Backman, the Monarchs […]
For the Manchester Monarchs, being on the ice at 10 AM isn’t necessarily a novel idea, as the team regularly holds their practices at that time. However, once a year, when they step onto the ice Wednesday morning, they do so in front of a much larger crowd. The team holds a promotional game called […]
Even without suiting up for a single NHL game, one could argue that last season was a career best for Manchester Monarchs defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. In his sixth professional season, the former Bruins draft pick put up 32 points, 12 more than his previous best of 20. On top of that, his +43 rating left […]
Part one of our 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs player evaluations went up last hour, beginning with a look at the forwards. Now, correspondent Andy Tonge – who covered the team all season for MayorsManor – turns his attention to the defensive side of things. Keep in mind; the evaluations below are based upon each player’s season […]
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 […]
After the second round of cuts were made over the weekend, defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk is still hanging on at Kings camp in LA. Believed to be ticketed for Manchester at some point, he’s still clinging to the idea – read: confident – he can make Darryl Sutter’s team, despite the numbers suggesting otherwise.
Even though Nick […]
There’s an over abundance of defensemen, that’s one of the most important stories permeating this year’s LA Kings training camp.
Even coach Darryl Sutter acknowledged it after a recent practice session at the team’s training facility in El Segundo.
“If we’re healthy, nobody’s taking Drew’s place,” he began. “Nobody’s taking Slava’s place. Nobody’s taking Greener’s place. Nobody’s […]