AHL: Pearson, Weal, Berube all shine at home for Monarchs

While the Los Angeles Kings continue to struggle to score goals, their primary affiliates – the Manchester Monarchs – know no such troubles.
With a possible roster move impending, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi and assistant general manager Rob Blake both took in Friday’s game, as Manchester met up with the ever-dangerous Binghamton Senators.
The Monarchs, a [...]

AHL: Pearson and Vey come up big in Burger King jerseys

As Los Angeles prepared for its first outdoor hockey game, thousands of miles away in Manchester they paid tribute to their parent clunb. Saturday was the Monarchs’ annual Kings Night, which saw the team wear the cult classic Burger King jerseys originally donned during the 1995-96 season.
With the Portland Pirates in town, division rivals of [...]

Jeff Schultz gives first interview back in LA

In advance of the Kings-Ducks game in Anaheim tonight, we spent a few minutes with defenseman Jeff Schultz for his first interview since arriving back in Los Angeles.
Since signing with LA as an Unrestricted Free Agent last summer, he’s played 41 games from their AHL affiliate in Manchester. Known primarily as a stay-at-home guy, Schultz [...]

WATCH: Toffoli hat trick, Berube shutout and a right hook

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
ST. JOHN’S, NF – Goaltender J.F. Berube recorded his first American Hockey League shutout with 28 saves and right wing Tyler Toffoli collected a natural hat trick as the Manchester Monarchs shutout the St. John’s IceCaps, 6-0, at Mile One Centre on Saturday night.
Manchester (26-11-2-4) leads [...]

AHL: Highlights and notes – Shore scores, Monarchs fall

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
MANCHESTER, NH – Center Scott Timmins collected three points as the Manchester Monarchs fell to the Albany Devils, 5-2, at Times Union Center on Saturday night.
Manchester (24-10-2-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 54 points.  Albany (21-10-3-2) is ranked second in the Northeast Division with 47 points.
“Today’s [...]

Martin Jones reflects on lessons learned from first NHL call-up

Now back in Manchester, goaltender Martin Jones took some time to answer a few questions for MayorsManor. With Jonathan Quick sidelined due to injury, the 24-year-old netminder was summoned to Los Angeles, making his NHL debut on December 3 in Anaheim. He went on to post a 10-2-2 record with a 2.16 goals against average [...]

AHL: Jones victorious in return to Manchester

It was all smiles in Manchester Friday night as the hometown crowd saw a familiar face for the first time since he left the team in November. With Jonathan Quick’s return from injury, Martin Jones finally returned to the Monarchs lineup Friday night, as his team took on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
On the flip side, [...]

Well-rounded game key for emergence of Monarchs’ Bodnarchuk

Hockey can be a game that takes a lifetime to master. And defenseman often have a much longer path to becoming full-time NHL players than their counterparts at forward – just ask former Los Angeles King Rob Scuderi. A New York native, Scuderi didn’t become a regular NHLer until he was 27 years old.
You never know, it all just [...]

So why was Linden Vey scratched in Manchester again?

Fresh on the heels of being a healthy scratch last week (for not notifying anybody he’d be late returning back after the Christmas break), the Kings top prospect at center, Linden Vey, found himself out of the line-up once again on Saturday night.
Despite the absence of one of their top offensive threats, Manchester went on [...]

AHL: Pearson, Kozun tally goals in Monarchs OT loss

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
BINGHAMTON, NY – Left wing Mike Hoffman scored with 35 seconds remaining in overtime as the Manchester Monarchs fell to the Binghamton Senators, 5-4 in overtime, at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday night.
Manchester (22-8-2-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 50 points.  Binghamton (20-9-0-3) [...]