CCF Game 2: Overtime Hero Nic Dowd Post Game

After winning Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals in overtime, the Manchester Monarchs must have felt a bit of deja vu, as for the second night in a row, they needed an extra period to beat the Utica Comets in Game 2. The overtime winner came off of the stick of rookie forward Nic […]

CCF Game 2: Coach Mike Stothers Press Conference Quotes

The Manchester Monarchs took Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals by a score of 2-1, thanks to Nic Dowd’s overtime winner. After the game, head coach Mike Stothers spoke to the media…
On the game two victory:
“I’m glad we’re up to. Again, it is a game that is decided in overtime. It isn’t going to […]

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Manchester Monarchs’ Battle Of The Playoff Beards

Just two days away from the start of the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Final, coach Mike Stothers had his Manchester Monarchs on the ice Thursday for one of their final practice sessions leading into Game 1 against the Utica Comets on Saturday. For decades, hockey players have become famous for one playoff tradition that is […]