Paul LaDue Explains Passing on Kings, Returning to School‏

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One is staying, one is leaving. That’s the big news around North Dakota over the past few days. Following on the heels of MayorsManor breaking the story that defenseman Paul LaDue would be returning to school for his junior season, word came down Monday morning that head coach Dave Hakstol was leaving the university to […]

Jordan Weal – ‘I am not on a personal vendetta’

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As the Los Angeles Kings’ top minor league affiliate prepares to play in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final later this week, Jordan Weal is looking to become anything but the next Bud Holloway.
Viewed by many as somebody who squandered his opportunity to make the NHL, Holloway was originally selected by the Kings in the third […]

Jordan Weal Dishes on His Monarchs Teammates

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Any good centerman knows how to serve it up to his linemates, but in part one of our latest interview with Jordan Weal he dishes on – rather than to – a few of his teammates.
The Kings third round draft pick in 2010, Weal knows all about being a mega-points producer, having averaged 105-points-per season […]

VIDEO: Manchester Monarchs 5-Minute Mini-Game

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In the condensed, 5-minute video below, check out the key moments from Manchester’s Game 5 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – including all the goals, big saves, and post-game handshake. With the win, the Monarchs advanced to their third Eastern Conference Final. Comments from coach Mike Stothers are also linked below for your reference.

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Stothers and Mersch talk Monarchs Advancing to East Final

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True to his pre-series prediction, Adrian Kempe found the back of the net in the Monarchs second round series vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. However, he didn’t beat Michael Mersch to the punch, as his fellow rookie notched a shorthanded goal in Game 4. Regardless, Kempe, the Kings first round draft pick last June, put Manchester […]

AHL: Weal’s Game 4 Hat Trick Has Him Chasing Monarchs History

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Manchester continues to get early period goals this post-season, as Jordan Weal found the back of the net just 42 seconds into Game 4 and went on to record a hat trick in the Monarchs 5-2 victory over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in Game 4 of their second round series. Weal became just the third player in team […]

FBF: From Tombstones to Milestones with Jordan Weal

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Jordan Weal currently leads the AHL post-season scoring race with 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) and in a rather not-so-quiet way continues to push for a possible spot on the LA Kings roster next season. Once believed not to be an idea with a high likelihood, his stellar play is starting to change opinions for […]

Mersch Willing to do Whatever is Needed for Monarchs

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Kings 2011 draft pick Michael Mersch continues to receive praise for his play in 2015, especially in front of the Manchester Monarchs net. The 22-year-old winger currently leading all rookies with 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) in the AHL’s Calder Cup Playoffs. This has only built upon his points spree near the end of […]

Monarchs Goalie J.F. Berube – ‘We can’t be satisfied’

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After a 37 win regular season, which saw him post a .913 save percentage for the second consecutive season in the AHL, netminder J.F. Berube had a few shaky moments in the Monarchs opening round against the Portland Pirates. However, his coach was rather emphatic when asked if he ever had thoughts of pulling the […]

AHL: Weal Continues Dominance, Monarchs Lead 2-0

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On the biggest stages, you need your best players to be your best players. For example, it is often talked about how goalies must be the best penalty killers in any given game. Come playoff time, stars need to be stars. Every hope and expectation for Jordan Weal during the 2015 AHL playoffs has been […]