AHL: Mersch Records Three Points In Win

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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: 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 […]

Blake on Kings Top Defensive Prospects and What’s Next

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Building on our article yesterday with Manchester coach Mike Stothers, we went a little higher up the chain of command and connected with Rob Blake regarding Derek Forbort being called up. During our discussion with the Kings Assistant GM, he also worked in two other players recently named to the team’s Top 10 Prospects list. Additionally, […]

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 […]

LA Kings 2014 Rookie Camp Preview

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Dozens of the Kings top prospects are descending upon Los Angeles as you read this. They’re flying in from all over North America in advance of this year’s Rookie Camp, which is set to kick off this weekend at their training facility in El Segundo.
While the official roster has not been released yet, below is […]

Second wave of Kings prospects joining Black Aces

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Yesterday we posted an article highlighting six players coming to Los Angeles to serve as this year’s Black Aces (a practice squad that NHL teams often use during the post-season). That initial list was comprised of forwards Colin Fraser and Linden Vey, defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Campbell, and Brayden McNabb, along with goalie J.F. Berube. […]

Manchester Monarchs playoff preview, plus Mersch and Vey comments

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While the Los Angeles Kings are currently battling their Northern California nemesis, the San Jose Sharks, in an opening round playoff series, their AHL affiliate in Manchester is set to kick off a different sort of Pacific Division battle later tonight.
After winning their third Atlantic Division title in franchise history, and finishing first in the […]

AHL: Monarchs shut out as three LA prospects make pro debut

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Heading into Friday’s game, the Manchester Monarchs had only seven regular season games remaining before their pursuit of the Calder Cup really begins. Having already locked up a spot in the postseason, these last few games will likely serve as a tuneup to fix any deficiencies and be at the top of their game for […]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – the countdown begins

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As the NHL trade season heats up, it’s always a good time to check in on the Kings top prospects. Which players are moving up our rankings, and how are the overall skills developing at various positions throughout the organization? Those are certainly important questions to answer as general managers like Dean Lombardi evaluate their […]

LA Kings Prospects – early season progress reports

The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll usually spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on […]