Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 mid-season rankings

Depth is a good problem to have.
Early in his tenure as General Manager in Los Angeles, Dean Lombardi once said ‘I need everything’ when asked what type of players he was looking for to help the struggling Kings.
Now, many years later, after methodically stocking the prospect pool through shrewd drafting and multiple trades, the 54-year [...]

Video highlights and notes – Kozun gets GWG, Manch celebrates LA Cup

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings AHL affiliate…
MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs honored the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings in a pre-game banner ceremony and defeated the Providence Bruins, 3-1, at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday night.
Manchester (19-17-2-2) is tied with the Worcester Sharks (19-17-1-3) for second place in the [...]

Video highlights – Hickey and Kozun score, Monarchs drop final game of 2012

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MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs rallied from a two goal deficit but fell in their annual New Year’s Eve Celebration game to the Worcester Sharks, 3-2, at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Monday night.
Manchester (14-15-2-2) is in fourth place in the Atlantic Division with 32 [...]

MayorsManor named Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports’ Puck Daddy

Even without a single NHL game played in Southern California since mid-June, it’s still been a pretty exciting year around MayorsManor. During the lockout we’ve brought you updates from around the globe – including conversations with Anze Kopitar about playing in Sweden, Dustin Brown in Switzerland, Alec Martinez from Finland, Jonathan Bernier from Germany, a [...]

Highlights: Pair of goals from Kozun and Vey pace Monarchs nine goal night

After a nine goal outburst vs. the Connecticut Whale, the Monarchs now have a new franchise best for goals in a single game. Kings forward – and Stanley Cup Champion – Jordan Nolan started the onslaught when he put one in the net just past the five minute mark of the first period.
Before the first [...]

Highlights and post-game notes: Toffoli shines in Monarchs in OT loss

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Hockey players are supposed to experience a bit of an adjustment period when they step-up to the next level. Don’t tell that to Tyler Toffoli though. The Kings top-rated offensive prospect capped off a trying week with another goal earlier today, part of a 3-2 Monarchs defeat on home ice.
Toffoli, originally selected in the [...]

Highlights and post-game comments: Sharks def Monarchs 4-3 in OT

Goals by the returning Jordan Nolan (he’d been out since the first game of the season with a hand injury), Nick Deslauriers and Andrew Bodnarchuk weren’t enough last night. The Monarchs lost to the Sharks 4-3 in overtime.
Kings’ prospect Brandon Kozun picked up another assist, extending his team leading points total to 14.
Here are some [...]

Highlights and interviews from Monarchs 3-0 def of Bruins

LA Kings 2012 first round draft pick Tanner Pearson seems to be adjusting just fine to his rookie season in the AHL so far. Playing with a 1-0 lead Saturday night vs the Providence Bruins, Pearson found the back of the net seven minutes into the third – extending the Monarchs lead to 2-0.  It was his [...]

Highlights from Monarchs 4-1 win, Brandon Kozun doubles up

Kings prospect Brandon Kozun started the season with a modest six-game point streak. He was then held off the score sheet in the Monarchs two most recent games, played last weekend. So, it was time to get things going again.
With his regular center (Andrei Loktionov) nursing a minor injury, Kozun played with Marc Andre Cliche to [...]

Highlights and interviews: Monarchs roll to 4-0 def of Sens

It was another game and another win for the Manchester Monarchs.  After a 4-0 shutout of the Binghamton Senators – their third straight win and second of the weekend – the Mark Morris coached squad now sports a 5-1 record on the season.
Here’s how the line combinations were put together:
Dwight King – Andrei Loktionov – Brandon [...]