10 Questions with Jamie McBain: His Past, Present, and Future

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Perhaps lost in the all the hoopla surrounding the Kings defense this year – which included the loss of Willie Mitchell, Slava Voynov’s legal issues, the emergence of Brayden McNabb, retirement of Robyn Regehr, and trade for Andrej Sekera – was an under-the-radar performance by Jamie McBain.
Originally selected in the second round of the 2006 […]

Stothers and Mersch talk Monarchs Advancing to East Final

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True to his pre-series prediction, Adrian Kempe found the back of the net in the Monarchs second round series vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. However, he didn’t beat Michael Mersch to the punch, as his fellow rookie notched a shorthanded goal in Game 4. Regardless, Kempe, the Kings first round draft pick last June, put Manchester […]

WCB on NHL Radio – Is Johnny Hockey the Most Exciting Player in NHL?

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Live from the Honda Center following the Anaheim Ducks elimination of the Calgary Flames in Game 5 of their second round series, “The Mayor” John Hoven and Jonathan Davis once again took to the airwaves of NHL Network Radio to offer a myriad of opinions on the Stanley Cup Playoffs – and more. Joining them […]

Mersch Willing to do Whatever is Needed for Monarchs

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Kings 2011 draft pick Michael Mersch continues to receive praise for his play in 2015, especially in front of the Manchester Monarchs net. The 22-year-old winger currently leading all rookies with 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) in the AHL’s Calder Cup Playoffs. This has only built upon his points spree near the end of […]

Monarchs Goalie J.F. Berube – ‘We can’t be satisfied’

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After a 37 win regular season, which saw him post a .913 save percentage for the second consecutive season in the AHL, netminder J.F. Berube had a few shaky moments in the Monarchs opening round against the Portland Pirates. However, his coach was rather emphatic when asked if he ever had thoughts of pulling the […]

AHL: Weal Continues Dominance, Monarchs Lead 2-0

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On the biggest stages, you need your best players to be your best players. For example, it is often talked about how goalies must be the best penalty killers in any given game. Come playoff time, stars need to be stars. Every hope and expectation for Jordan Weal during the 2015 AHL playoffs has been […]

Coach Stothers Postgame Quotes After Monarchs Game 2 Win

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We will have our usual analysis and game highlights article posted later. Jordan Weal’s postgame quotes were already posted here following his two goal performance in the Monarchs 5-2 victory over the visiting Penguins in Game 2. Below is what Manchester coach Mike Stothers after his team secured a 2-0 series lead with their victory on […]

RD2, GM2: Jordan Weal Postgame Quotes

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Jordan Weal contributed a pair of goals in the Monarchs 5-2 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Game 2 of their second round playoff series on Thursday night. We’ll have full analysis and highlights up later. For now, here is what Weal had to share immediately after the game…
On the win, putting Manchester up 2-0 […]

Adrian Kempe on Scoring, Teammates, and Round 2

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For the first – and last – time in franchise history, the Manchester Monarchs are set to take on the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs. With the Kings’ top minor league affiliate relocating to Southern California next season, the two clubs will be in separate conferences come October. For now, though, […]

FREE REPLAY: WCB on NHL Radio, 30 Team Roundtable

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Live from the Honda Center following the Ducks-Flames Game 2 contest, “The Mayor” John Hoven and Jonathan Davis once again took to the airwaves of NHL Network Radio to offer a myriad of opinions on the Stanley Cup Playoffs – and more. In the third segment, Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period magazine joined the […]