As European clubs open their seasons a month earlier than NHL teams, Adrian Kempe’s MODO Hockey outfit first took the ice in the SHL preseason on August 14, 2014 and opened their regular season on September 10. Three months later he was participating in the World Junior Championships, where he total... Read More
We're still over a month out from Labor Day, but there is hockey being played this week - and several participants will be of interest to Kings fans.
National programs often use this time to hold development/evaluation camps in which their junior teams participate in a mini-tournament. Canada, t... Read More
Of those who have offered influence in 18-year-old Adrian Kempe’s young professional career, there have been some unlikely names.
Kempe, who scored his fifth and sixth goals of the postseason in Manchester’s 3-2 loss to the Utica Comets in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals and shows an advanced ab... Read More
On whether this was the atmosphere the team expected:
Every bit so, yeah. A few of us had to go up here for the All-Star Game and they were that loud during the skills competition. They followed it up with the same kind of boisterousness in the game. So, we knew what to expect.
On how the Monar... Read More
The Monarchs were well aware of the raucous environment that would await them at the intimate Utica Memorial Auditorium.
“Every bit so, yeah,” Head Coach Mike Stothers said. “A few of us had to go up here for the All-Star Game and they were that loud during the skills competition. They followed ... Read More
Several odds and ends from a Monday in El Segundo:
-I'm excited to announce that I'll be heading east to cover the Calder Cup Final between Manchester and either Utica or Grand Rapids (Utica currently leads three games to two with the series shifting back to upstate New York). There won't be the ... Read More
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 playoff... Read More
Adrian Kempe and Nick Shore scored first period goals and J.F. Berube stopped 28 of 29 shots as the Manchester Monarchs eliminated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in five games with a 2-1 win Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Monarchs, who will advance to the Eastern Conferen... Read More
A few quick updates towards the end of a long weekend (more to come later this evening):
Manchester Monarchs fans can breathe easily. The Monarchs took a 3-0 lead in their decisive Game 5 against Portland last night, surrendered three unanswered goals, and won the game on a pair of huge markers b... Read More
The Manchester Monarchs fell behind on a late first period goal despite carrying the run of play and were unable to come back from a wider deficit after allowing two each in the second and third periods in a 5-0 loss to the Portland Pirates Thursday night at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Ga... Read More