The Manchester Monarchs closed the book on their time in the American League with a bang on Saturday, as they won the franchise’s first-ever Calder Cup with a 2-1 win over the Utica Comets.
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Courtesy of a Sven Baertschi natural hat trick, the Utica Comets on Thursday took a 2-1 series lead over Grand Rapids in the Western Conference final.
While the Rangers convincingly forced a Game 7 on Tuesday (not a bad problem to have when you have a goalie as automatic in seventh games as Henrik Lundqvist is), their American League counterparts aren’t enjoying as much success in their Eastern Conference final against Manchester. Read more
In the only Calder Cup playoff game of the night, the Hartford Wolf Pack on Tuesday beat Providence 2-1 to force the deciding Game 5. Read more
The top-seeded Manchester Monarchs took the first game of their series with Portland on Thursday, winning 5-2 thanks to two-goal efforts from Jordan Weal and Brian O’Neill. Vincent LoVerde scored as well in an empty net, and added two assists. Jean-Francois Berube’s work in goal was essentially cut out for him as he saw just 16 shots, but let two of them in. Read more
While the Stanley Cup Playoffs have been underway for a week now (and not failing to disappoint, as usual), another playoff tournament began Wednesday night: the American League’s Calder Cup Playoffs.
If Boston College’s Noah Hanifan is indeed the consensus top 2015 NHL Draft eligible defenseman coming out of the NCAA ranks, than University of Michigan’s Zach Werenski is potentially a very nice consolation prize for some lucky NHL team. Read more
One decade after his last American League game — Game 5 of the 2005 Calder Cup final as a member of the Philadelphia Phantoms — Mike Richards finds himself in the AHL again, this time with the Manchester Monarchs.
There are quite a few hot teams in the AHL right now, but none hotter than the Springfield Falcons who have now won 11 games in a row. Read more
Since the last review of the AHL two weeks ago, some big changes have occurred in the standings. While the Iowa Wild still remain in the basement, the Springfield Falcons and the Adirondack Flames have been flying high as of late, and have catapulted up the ranks in their respective conferences. Read more