AHL: O’Neill Ices IceCaps In OT

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While the Los Angeles Kings fight for their playoff lives, their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, are sitting pretty. The team has spent most of the season atop the standings league wide, while having a sizable gap on any one of their division rivals. Manchester continued their winning ways, as they squeaked out a victory […]

AHL: O’Neill Pots Pair, Monarchs Win

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If history has taught us anything about hockey, it is that a hot goalie can steal games for his team. For decades, games have single-handedly been won and lost on the backs of netminders. On Saturday, the Manchester Monarchs ran into a goaltender at the top of his game, yet still found a way to […]

AHL: Richards Named First Star In Monarchs Win

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Lost in all the Mike Richards trade talk is the fact that there is a team that is still counting on him to be a productive hockey player. Despite his noted struggles in the NHL, the Manchester Monarchs are relying on Richards to focus on the game and help them pick up wins. This is […]

AHL: Andreoff pots two goals in last game as Monarch

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With only two more games until the team goes on a brief holiday break, the Manchester Monarchs came into Friday’s game looking to continue their domination of division rival Worcester Sharks. In their previous three meetings this season, Manchester has gone 3-0 while scoring a combined 12 goals and only allowing four. They would extend […]

AHL: Berube backstops Monarchs to victory

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Almost anyone in the hockey world will tell you about the importance of good goaltending. While the Manchester Monarchs came into the season with some question marks on their roster, they had the benefit of knowing JF Berube would solidify the position that is so crucial to a winning team. On Friday in Portland, Berube […]

AHL: Monarchs weekend recap, including line brawl

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After a 10 AM game on Wednesday, the Manchester Monarchs wrapped up their week with two road games, traveling to Binghamton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to face the Senators and Penguins respectively. On Friday, the Monarchs erased three one-goal leads by the Senators before falling in overtime.

In the game versus Binghamton, a line brawl broke out after […]

AHL: Monarchs Magnificent in Morning Matchup

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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 […]

AHL: Monarchs falter, fall 5-0 to Bruins

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After a confidence boosting 5-2 win in their home opener over the Portland Pirates on Friday, the Manchester Monarchs were likely feeling good heading into Saturday’s match-up with the Providence Bruins. Once the teams stepped on the ice, the hometown Monarchs were knocked down a peg after a 5-0 drubbing by their division rivals.
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AHL: Morris makes history, Monarchs win, lose two more players

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Once a year, the Manchester Monarchs hold a special Education Day game, where they play before noon and invite thousands of local school kids. This year’s version was one for the history books.
Entering the game, head coach Mark Morris sat at 299 professional wins. One more would make the bench boss hockey’s first person to […]

Brian O’Neill using Mike Donnelly as inspiration

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If your last name is O’Neill, isn’t it only appropriate that you make your professional debut on St. Patrick’s Day?
After signing a one-year contract with the LA Kings a few days prior, that’s exactly what Brian O’Neill did this past Saturday for the Manchester Monarchs. Adding an exclamation point to the evening, he also scored […]