Analysis: Dowd OT Hero, Monarchs Take CCF Game 2

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St. Cloud State alum Nic Dowd is no stranger to theatrics. Last year, during his senior campaign, the forward scored an overtime goal to beat Notre Dame in the NCAA Regional tournament. When the Manchester Monarchs went to overtime for the second straight game in the Calder Cup Finals, they needed someone to step up […]

Analysis: Mersch Shines In Return, Monarchs Take 1-0 Lead In CCF

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When Michael Mersch went down thanks to a hit from Dylan McIlrath in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals, fans collectively held their breaths. In the previous two games, the forward had totaled five goals and been an integral part of what is arguably been the best line in hockey throughout the playoffs. It should come […]

Michael Mersch Pots Overtime Goal, Talks Monarchs Game 1 Victory

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LA Kings prospect Michael Mersch remains the leading rookie point producer in the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs, and added to his incredible postseason run by scoring a pair of goals in Manchester’s 3-2 OT victory on Saturday, including the game winner. His first of the night came early in the third period (2:23), on […]

CCF Game 1: JF Berube Comments after Monarchs 3-2 OT Win

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LA Kings goaltnending prospect JF Berube made 15 saves on 17 shots, backstopping the Manchester Monarchs to a 3-2 OT win in Game 1 of the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Final. Following the team’s win over the visiting Utica Comets, the French Canadian netminder shared the following…
On picking up the victory in Game 1:
“Yeah its […]

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. […]

CCF Game 1: Postgame Comments from Monarchs Coach Stothers

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An overtime goal from Michael Mersch keeps the Manchester Monarchs streak alive; they remain undefeated in the 2015 post-season when scoring first. Overall, they are 12-0 when getting on the scoreboard ahead of their opponents, including a perfect 8-0 mark at home. The Monarchs have also won Game 1 in every playoff series this year. […]

MayorsManor Live: Calder Cup Final Preview with Yannetti and Tonge

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It all comes down to this. Beginning Saturday night in Manchester, the 2015 Calder Cup will kick off, with the host Monarchs taking on the Utica Comets. Their parent clubs, the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks, have had plenty of playoff battles; now these two teams will meet for the first time […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Prospects, Ducks Problems, and SCF

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about all the latest news surrounding the Los Angeles Kings, including: Jarret Stoll’s future, GM Dean Lombardi’s comments earlier this week, a bevy of Kings’ prospects playing in the Calder Cup […]

Lombardi on Kings’ season – ‘We just got what we deserved’

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On the amount of work ahead and reflection on the difference between this year and last year at this time:
“[We’ve been working to nail all of] that down. Because of what happened in the past, it was a more recovery-based offseason than upgrading our conditioning. A lot of time […]

Lombardi on Quick, Doughty, Kopitar – ‘The training wheels are off’

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On the possibility of adding a more experienced player, ala Robyn Regehr, to the team for next season:
“That’s the one thing about this group; people forget how young they are. But, they’re not young in experience. People put these young guys down because they’re all 27 and younger. They’ve been […]