Monarchs Drop CCF Game 3, Andrew Bodnarchuk Comments


The Manchester Monarchs lost Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals by a score of 3-2 to the Utica Comets.  After the game, Andrew Bodnarchuk caught up with Mayor’s Manor.
On the Game 3 loss:
“Tough loss, it is always tough losing. But I thought we got our feet under us in the first ten minutes or […]

Manchester Monarchs’ Battle Of The Playoff Beards


Just two days away from the start of the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Final, coach Mike Stothers had his Manchester Monarchs on the ice Thursday for one of their final practice sessions leading into Game 1 against the Utica Comets on Saturday. For decades, hockey players have become famous for one playoff tradition that is […]

Bodnarchuk Discusses Game 3 Win (and playoff beards)

Bodnarchuk Manchester playoffs 2015 by Tilton

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 […]

AHL: Shore Adds 3 Assists, Monarchs Take 2-0 Series Lead

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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 […]

AHL: Mersch Records Three Points In Win


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 […]

AHL: Miller Ices IceCaps In Overtime


Fans who were in Manchester to watch the Monarchs take on the visiting St. John’s IceCaps on Friday were in for a sense of déjà vu when the two teams met for a rematch on Saturday. Once again, St. John’s would score the opening two goals, the Monarchs would stage a comeback, and extra time […]

AHL: Monarchs Magnificent in Morning Matchup

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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 […]

Kings Camp Preview: 7 Questions with Dman Andrew Bodnarchuk


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 […]

Player Evaluations: 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs defensemen and goalie


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 […]

Well-rounded game key for emergence of Monarchs’ Bodnarchuk

Bodnarchuk by Steve Babineau

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 […]