Only in Manchester on an AHL contract, fans may not be accustomed to the name Zach O’Brien. He has quietly been an integral part of the Manchester Monarchs miracle run all year. Through the first two games of the Calder Cup Finals, no player has had more high quality scoring chances than O’Brien. After finding […]
In their final season in the AHL, the Manchester Monarchs sure are giving their fans plenty of drama. Their opening round series versus the Portland Pirates saw the team nearly blow a 2-0 series lead, as well as a 3-0 lead in the decisive Game 5. Now, after advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, their […]
Looking at the Manchester Monarchs’ offense on paper entering the season, there were questions as to whether they’d be able to produce offense without the likes of Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, Linden Vey, Nic Deslauriers, and Brandon Kozun. Through the team’s first 20 games, head coach Mike Stothers’ team has shown they can light the […]
While the AHL is known as a development league for the NHL, one aspect forgotten by some is that more than just players are groomed for the big leagues. Often times, new rules are tested out in the minors before working their way into circulation in hockey’s most prominent professional league. Of these new rules […]
For the Manchester Monarchs, being on the ice at 10 AM isn’t necessarily a novel idea, as the team regularly holds their practices at that time. However, once a year, when they step onto the ice Wednesday morning, they do so in front of a much larger crowd. The team holds a promotional game called […]
Last weekend, Manchester Monarchs head coach Mike Stothers was unhappy with his team’s inability to get shots on net. On Friday, his team managed to put 44 pucks on net, and yet only came away with two goals, as his team lost to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, led by former Kings coach Terry Murray.
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On Friday, Manchester suffered a 4-0 defeat to the hands of the Hershey Bears. While the team wasn’t as sharp as they’d like to be, they followed it up with a dominant performance versus division rival St. John’s. When Hershey rolled back in town for a Sunday afternoon rematch, the Monarchs were hungry for revenge […]