Mark Morris on Muzzin, McNabb, and ManchVegas

Morris Mark Manchester Monarchs

After decades of promising to build from within, the Kings have finally stuck with it and flourished under GM Dean Lombardi. Among the many changes made to the team’s infrastructure in the months following the Massachusetts native coming to Los Angeles was to hire a former college coach to take over behind the bench of […]

Kings statement on Manchester coach Mark Morris

Morris Mark Manchester Monarchs

Mark Morris had stood behind the Manchester Monarchs bench as head coach since 2006. He’s also the only coach to win more than 300 games while guiding AHL and college teams, having achieved those milestones with Manchester and Clarkson University (where he coached Willie Mitchell, among countless others – as he talked about here.)
After guiding […]

So why was Linden Vey scratched in Manchester again?

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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 and Weal lead the way after Manchester loses two players

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
PROVIDENCE, RI – Left wing Tanner Pearson, center Jordan Weal and right wing Brandon Kozun each collected three-points as the Manchester Monarchs topped the Providence Bruins, 5-2, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Friday night.
Manchester (7-1-1-2) leads the Atlantic Division with 17 points.  Providence (5-5-1-0) is […]

2013-14 Manchester Monarchs Home Opener Preview

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The following article was prepared by Andy Tonge, who is based in New Hampshire and will serve as our AHL correspondent throughout the season. Although his primary focus will be weekly coverage of the Manchester Monarchs, he’ll also be sharing notes, quotes and observations related to other top prospects playing in the AHL.
Starting the season […]

Coach Morris evaluates Kings prospects after Rookie Series vs ANA

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Raw quotes from coach Mark Morris following the Kings 3-2 win over Anaheim in Game 2 of their Rookie Series…
On Nick Shore:
“Nick’s game has really grown on me. I’ve come to appreciate how intelligent he is and he’s very reliable. I think that I first realized it when I saw him killing the 5-on-3 when […]

Line combos and expectations for Saturday’s Kings v Ducks Rookie Game

Vey Linden Rookie Camp 2013

No rest for the wicked. Rookie Camp opened on Wednesday with the dreaded Wingate test, then a few dozen Kings prospects hit the ice for two-a-day practices on Thursday and Friday…and now it’s game time!
Tonight in Anaheim, the Kings will face off with the Ducks in Game 1 of a series that will also involve a re-match Monday […]

Monarchs post-game notes and more exclusive photos from camp

On the MayorsManor show this past Thursday, Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris said he was looking for the trio of Kings players in camp with the Monarchs – Andrei Loktionov, Jordan Nolan and Slava Voynov – to show the younger players what it takes to win.
After last night’s 2-0 win in their first pre-season game, […]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Monarchs head coach Mark Morris

Even with the NHL in lockout mode, there’s plenty of hockey action ramping up across North America. Out east in New Hampshire the LA Kings top minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, are wrapping up their first week of training camp.
Tomorrow night they’ll kick off their exhibition schedule vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (affiliate of the New York […]

Four Kings play Word Association with Coyotes leaders

Three games into the Kings’ six-game season series with the Coyotes it’s been exactly what you’d expect from two division rivals – tight, close battles. They split a pair of games in October, with the Kings shutting out the Coyotes 2-0 in the first contest and losing 3-2 in a shootout about a week later. Both of […]