The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll usually spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on [...]
Hall of Fame defenseman Larry Murphy was drafted fourth overall by the LA Kings in 1980. After picking up four Stanley Cups (two each with Pittsburgh and Detroit), his career came full circle when he played his final NHL game against the Kings in a playoff game on April 23, 2001 – when LA eliminated [...]
Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Manchester Monarchs dropped their first game in December with a 3-2 decision going to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Webster Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester (15-4-1-3) leads the Atlantic Division with 34 points. Bridgeport (6-10-1-3) is ranked fifth in the Northeast [...]
Besides the weather, once of the most talked about elements related to the upcoming Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium surrounds the jerseys each team will be wearing. For the last few months, we’ve been tweeting out information as it was confirmed to us by multiple sources. Back in September came word that the Kings wouldn’t [...]
Among the early takeaways from the first two months of this AHL season is the fact you can never count out the Manchester Monarchs. With the cards stacked against them, they have consistently found ways to win.
Heading into Friday night, they were first in the Eastern Conference. Sporting a better winning percentage though and sitting [...]
With a 3-2 shootout loss on Sunday, the Monarchs were unable to avoid a perfect 3-0 weekend. However, there were still several positives to take from the game, including the point they earned (giving them five of a possible six points over the weekend) and forward Maxim Kitsyn scored his first professional goal. Here’s more…
With the game scoreless on Saturday night, Willie Mitchell put a hard hit on Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog in overtime (see video above). Moments later Colorado scored to take a 1-0 win. But, back in the locker room, Landeskog was first talking up LA’s veteran defenseman.
“I was trying to get a shot off, but I [...]
Hockey is a game of ebbs and flows.
After a disappointing start to the season, Scott Sabourin has hit his stride. Building off his previous game, in which the winger scored and added an assist, Sabourin tallied two more goals Saturday night to lead his team to victory.
As division rivals, the Monarchs and Bruins face each [...]
One of the marks of a great team is their ability to face and overcome adversity.
Still feeling the effects of NHL call-ups paired with a rash of injuries, the Monarchs turned to new faces to fill out their roster once again. Recently signed to professional tryout agreements, forwards A.J. Gale, Cameron Burt, and Mike Ullrich [...]
Politics essentially started the career of Tampa Bay Lighting goaltender Ben Bishop.
Back then, he was a member of the Blues. Prior to their game on October 24, 2008, Republican Vice-Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin was in St. Louis to drop the ceremonial first puck…
Starting goalie Manny Legace tripped on the carpet that had been laid out [...]