Rich Tilton / Manchester Monarchs
May 22, 2015 9:59 am

Monarchs react to Game 1 win; photos, highlights

With a stick tap to Dan Ventresca and the Monarchs’ media relations department, here are highlights from Thursday’s 3-2 Eastern Conference Final Game 1 win over the Hartford Wolfpack. Mike Stothers, on a “hard fought” Game 1: It’s alright. I think both teams will play better next game. I think we showed signs of a team that hasn’t played in a while, and actually, I think they did too. I […]

May 21, 2015 7:27 pm

Monarchs open Eastern Conference Final with a 3-2 win

The Manchester Monarchs used second period goals by Nic Dowd and Michael Mersch to break a 1-1 tie in a 3-2 win over the Hartford Wolfpack (New York Rangers) Thursday night at Verizon Wireless Arena. Mersch’s second goal stood up as the game-winner as Mat Bodie scored with 13:17 remaining for Hartford to provide tension deep into the third period. J.F. Berube, who stopped 24-of-26 shots, was very good in […]

Jonathan Kozub / National Hockey League
May 21, 2015 3:44 pm

Player evaluation: Clifford

KYLE CLIFFORD This season: 80 games, 6 goals, 9 assists, 15 points, 87 penalty minutes, +5 rating, 10:44 time on ice The good: Kyle Clifford put together another Kyle Clifford-like season, showing versatility up and down the left side of the lineup while contributing, for the most part, honest and rugged minutes in a straightforward north-south capability. In doing so, he finished with career highs in assists, points, shots on […]

Fred Kfoury / Manchester Monarchs
May 21, 2015 10:21 am

AHL Eastern Conference Final begins tonight

After more than a week off between the second and third rounds, the Manchester Monarchs return to action tonight when they host the Hartford Wolfpack (New York Rangers) in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. After facing a pair of teams whose parent clubs had either not qualified for the playoffs (Portland – Arizona) or had already been eliminated (Pittsburgh – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton), the Monarchs will face a team that […]

Harry How / Getty Images Sport
May 20, 2015 7:30 pm

Kings win SBJ’s Sports Team of the Year award

The Los Angeles Kings won the Sports Business Journal’s Sports Team of the Year award during a ceremony Wednesday night at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. Luc Robitaille accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Sports Team of the Year. — LAKingsPR (@LAKingsPR) May 21, 2015 The award is presented to a team that exhibited “excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes” between […]

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
May 20, 2015 5:03 pm

Player evaluation: Gaborik

MARIAN GABORIK This season: 69 games, 27 goals, 20 assists, 47 points, 16 penalty minutes, +7 rating, 16:55 time on ice The good: Whether or not it was due to a preseason muscle injury or the limited recovery time afforded by a deep Stanley Cup run, Marian Gaborik did not exactly break out of the gates in 2014-15 and totaled just eight points while playing in 18 of the team’s […]

Seshu Photography
May 20, 2015 11:26 am

Photos: Quick inducted into Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame

Jonathan Quick won New England championships in 2004 and 2005 as the goaltender for Avon Old Farms, a Connecticut boarding school that counts fellow Conn Smythe Trophy winner Brian Leetch as an alumni. Last Saturday, Quick, in addition to the 2004 and 2005 championship hockey teams that compiled a 52-3 record, was inducted into the Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame, along with Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins (a 2000 […]

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