Player Evaluations: 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs forwards

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The Manchester Monarchs’ 2013-14 season ended in disappointment, after the top seed in the AHL’s Eastern Conference lost 3-1 in a best-of-five series against the Norfolk Admirals.
Despite a poor end to the season, the team has plenty to be proud of. Starting the year with a top line of Tanner Pearson, Linden Vey, and Tyler [...]

AHL: Weal’s first pro hat trick leads Monarchs to comeback victory

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Becoming one of the top teams in any professional sport requires great consistency – something the Manchester Monarchs are well aware of. On the season, the team hasn’t lost more than two games in a row.
On Saturday, the team came in on a two game losing streak and looked like it would drop three in [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – honorable mention

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where we go for a deep dive on the top prospects in the LA Kings organization.
Before we begin though, let’s bring new readers up to speed a bit. Now, some might view this as bragging or tooting our own horn, but we prefer to think of it [...]

AHL: Weal, Kozun light the lamp as Monarchs win fifth straight

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Goaltender J.F. Berube stopped 30-of-31 shots in his 17th consecutive game to backstop the Manchester Monarchs to a 2-1 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Webster Bank Arena on Saturday night.
Manchester (21-5-1-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 47 points.  Bridgeport (11-14-1-3) [...]

AHL: Weal nets two in Monarchs victory

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
GLENS FALLS, NY – The Manchester Monarchs solved their special team troubles as they collected two power play goals in a 5-3 victory over the Adirondack Phantoms at Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday night.
Manchester (18-5-1-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 41 points.  Adirondack (12-11-0-2) is [...]

AHL: Sabourin scores twice, Monarchs win again

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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 [...]

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 [...]

AHL: Notes and highlights – Monarchs drop first game in regulation

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As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Coming in to Friday night’s game, the Monarchs had not lost a game in regulation. With Kings GM Dean Lombardi, his Special Assistant Jack Ferreira and Director of Amateur Scouting Mark Yannetti in attendance, the Monarchs finally met their match in the St. John’s [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Ducks Rookie Game 2 in LA

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Game 2 of the special two-game series between prospects from the Kings and Ducks ended with a different score than the initial contest, but the same outcome - an LA victory. Playing in front of a sold out crowd at the team’s training facility in El Segundo, Alex Roach, Nick Shore and Jordan Weal helped power the [...]

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 [...]