Hard Work Pays Off; Kings Defensive Prospect Gets New Contract

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Even in today’s world of instant gratification, there is still something to be said for good ol’ fashioned hard work, dedication, and patience.
Last June, just prior to us breaking the news of defenseman Kevin Gravel, originally selected by the Kings in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, signing an AHL-only deal with Manchester, […]

CCF Game 1: Kevin Gravel after Monarchs 3-2 OT Win

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LA Kings defensive prospect Kevin Gravel shared the following after the Manchester Monarchs opened the 2015 Calder Cup Final with a 3-2 OT victory over the visiting Utica Comets…
On playing with five defensemen after Jeff Schultz was injured in the first period:
“Schultzy is a big loss when he goes down there early in the game. […]

Dowd Dishes on Roommate; Discusses His Season

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Don’t look now, but the kid selected near the end of the last round at the 2009 NHL Draft is coming on strong and looks to be making a push for a future NHL roster spot. Nic Dowd, taken 198th out of 211 players that year, is sitting on pretty solid ground as he wraps […]

Gravel Impressing During AHL Rookie Season

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For a defensive-defenseman, being compared to two-time Stanley Cup winner Rob Scuderi is high praise. Yet, during his first three years at St. Cloud State University, Michigan-native Kevin Gravel did just that and looked destined for a future spot on the Los Angeles Kings blueline.
Then, Gravel was left with a decision – sign a professional contract […]

AHL: Monarchs Shutout At Home By Sharks

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After back-to-back, intense match-ups against the St. John’s IceCaps, the Manchester Monarchs looked to close out their weekend with a win against the Worcester Sharks. Unfortunately, the team came out flat and failed to create any offense, falling by a final score of 3-0.
The flat start for Manchester bit them in the behind, as Worcester […]

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

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We have reached the midpoint of the hockey season, which can only mean one thing (well, besides the All Star Game). It is once again time for a look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings.
For several years now, this content has become a vital source of player information, as nobody outside the Kings […]

AHL: Weal Scores Game Winner For Monarchs

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Rarely can a team boast having two of their centers in the top 10 of league scoring. Not only can the Manchester Monarchs lay claim to this, but they find themselves with three of the top six scores in the AHL. While all eyes have been on Brian O’Neill and Nick Shore, numbers one and […]

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 […]

AHL: Colin Miller nets two in Monarchs victory

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Despite finishing the regular season atop the AHL’s Eastern Conference, there was one team who had the Manchester Monarchs’ number. Every game the team played against the St. John’s IceCaps was tough, with Manchester losing six of the 10 contests. Manchester was ready for a dance with their division rivals, as they scored early and […]

2014-15 Manchester Monarchs season preview

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For the first time since 2006, a new face will stand behind the bench for the Manchester Monarchs. Gone is Mark Morris, accepting a job as an assistant coach for the Florida Panthers, and in comes his replacement, Mike Stothers.
Like nearly every AHL team, the Monarchs are facing a slew of changes on their roster […]