February 11, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Manchester Monarchs
LAST WEEK\'S HIGHLIGHTS
@ Providence (2/10): The Manchester Monarchs fell to the Providence Bruins, 3-2, in the first game of a home-and-home series at the Dunkin\' Donuts Center on Sunday afternoon. Left wings David Meckler and Tanner Pearson scored for the Monarchs. The Bruins received goals from center Carter Camper, left wing Craig Cunningham and defenseman Torey Krug. Manchester goaltender Martin Jones
(11-16-2) took his 16th loss of the season making 27 saves on 30 shots. Providence netminder Niklas Svedberg (21-6-2) earned his 21st victory of the season stopping 21-of-23 shots. Manchester went 0-for-1 on the power play. Providence went 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
MONARCHS NEWS & NOTES
The Portland Pirates (27-17-1-1) sit in first place in the Atlantic Division with 56 points. The Providence Bruins (26-16-0-3) are in second place in the division with 55 points. The Worcester Sharks (22-18-1-5) rank third in the division with 50 points. The Manchester Monarchs (21-22-2-2) are in fourth place in the division with 46 points. The St. John\'s IceCaps (21-26-1-2) sit in fifth place in the division with 45 points.
Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT
1 Portland Pirates 46 27 17 1 1 56 0.609
2 Providence Bruins 45 26 16 0 3 55 0.611
3 Worcester Sharks 46 22 18 1 5 50 0.543
4 Manchester Monarchs 47 21 22 2 2 46 0.489
5 St. John\'s IceCaps 50 21 26 1 2 45 0.450
The Monarchs are 9-12-0-1 on the road and are 12-10-2-1 at home this season.
Manchester is 11-4-0-0 overall when they play on a Saturday this season.
The Monarchs had a four-game winning streak end with a 4-1 loss to the Connecticut Whale on Friday, January 25.
Manchester is currently on a five-game losing streak (0-5-0-0).
The Monarchs have failed to score on the power play in their last six games (0-for-17, 0.0%).
Manchester scored three power play goals in a game for the third time this season in a 5-3 victory against the Pirates on Saturday, December 22.
The Monarchs are ranked fourth in the American Hockey League when faced with a penalty kill on the road (87.4%).
Manchester went 7-4-0-0 during the month of January, their most successful month of the season.
Center Linden Vey (12-27=39) leads the team with 27 assists and 39 points.
Vey appeared in his 100th AHL game (all with the Monarchs) on Saturday, December 15 against the Adirondack Phantoms.
Vey had a nine-game assist and point streak (1-13=14) end on Saturday, January 19. Vey\'s nine-game assist streak set a Monarchs franchise record.
Vey has 20 points (5-15=20) in his last 19 games.
Vey\'s 27 assists are tied for 10th among league skaters.
Vey leads the team with 10 power play assists.
Vey is second on the team with 12 goals this season.
Right wing Tyler Toffoli (20-15=35) is second on the team with 35 points.
Toffoli was named the Monarchs representative on the 2013 Dunkin\' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic Roster on Thursday, January 17. Toffoli registered a goal and an assist in a 7-6 loss for the Eastern Conference in the 2013 Dunkin\' Donuts AHL All-Star Game on Monday, January 28.
Toffoli tallied his second hat trick of the season and second against the Pirates in a 5-3 victory on Saturday, December 22.
Toffoli has nine goals in eight games against the Pirates this season, which also leads all VIP Cup skaters.
Toffoli leads the team and AHL rookie skaters with 20 goals this season.
Toffoli\'s 20 goals are also tied for sixth among league skaters.
Toffoli\'s 35 points rank sixth in the league among rookie skaters.
Toffoli leads the team with five power play goals this season.
Toffoli has six goals and six assists for 12 points in his last 12 games.
Toffoli leads the team with 130 shots on goal this season.
Toffoli also leads the team in plus/minus with plus-14.
Left wing Tanner Pearson (11-19=30) is third on the Monarchs with 30 points.
Pearson had a four-game point streak (3-4=7) snapped in a 2-1 loss against the Bruins on Sunday, January 13. The streak matched his season best of four games from November 24 "" December 1, 2012.
Pearson is second behind Vey on the Monarchs roster with 19 assists.
Pearson is third on the team in plus/minus with a plus-10.
Pearson and right wing Brandon Kozun (11-18=29) are tied for place on the team with 11 goals each.
Kozun is ranked fourth on the team with 29 points.
Kozun is ranked third on the team with 18 assists.
Kozun leads the team with four game-winning goals this season which is tied for 11th place in the AHL.
Kozun tallied the game-winning goals against the Sharks on Saturday, October 27, against the Binghamton Senators on Sunday, October 28, against the IceCaps on Wednesday, November 7 and versus the Bruins on Saturday, January 19.
Center Andrei Loktionov (7-15=22) is in fifth place on the Monarchs with 22 points.
Loktionov was traded to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, February 7 for a fifth round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Left wing Marc-Andre Cliche (8-9=17) is tied with left wing Dwight King (5-12=17) for sixth on the Monarchs with 17 points each.
Cliche had surgery on Monday, February 4 and is expected to be out of the line-up for an extended period of time.
Cliche ranks second on the Monarchs all-time games played list with 329.
Cliche has scored 66 goals in his career with the Monarchs which is tied for seventh place on the franchise\'s all-time goals scored list.
Cliche ranks ninth on the Monarchs all-time points list with 148 and ranks ninth on the franchise\'s all-time assist list with 82.
King is tied for third place among league skaters with two shorthanded assists this season.
King was recalled by the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, January 15.
Defenseman Slava Voynov (7-9=16) ranks eighth on the Monarchs with 16 points.
Voynov\'s seven goals lead team defensemen.
Voynov rejoined the Kings on Tuesday, January 15.
Right wing Stefan Legein (3-11=14) is in ninth place on the Monarchs with 14 points.
Defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk (3-9=12) and defenseman Thomas Hickey (3-9=12) are tied for 10th place on the Monarchs with 12 points each.
Hickey was picked up off waivers by the New York Islanders on Tuesday, January 15.
Bodnarchuk is tied with Voynov, Hickey and defenseman Jake Muzzin (2-9=11) for the team lead amongst blueliners with nine assists each.
Muzzin was recalled by the Kings on Sunday, January 13.
Defenseman Nick Deslauriers (3-8=11) is tied with center Andy Andreoff (6-5=11) and Muzzin for 12th place on the Monarchs with 11 points each.
Five points (2-3=5) of Andreoff\'s 11 this season came during the month of January.
Defenseman David Kolomatis (4-6=10) is tied with center Jordan Weal (6-4=10) for 15th place on the Monarchs with 10 points each.
Three of Kolomatis\' four goals this season have come when the team was on a power play.
Kolomatis returned to the Monarchs line-up on Friday, December 28 after missing 23 games due to injury.
Weal finished January with five goals and two assists for seven points in 11 games.
Weal scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his professional career with goals on January 5 and January 11.
Right wing Brian O\'Neill (2-7=9) is in 17th place on the Monarchs with nine points.
Six points (1-5=6) of O\'Neill\'s nine this season came during the month of January.
Defenseman Bryan Rodney (2-6=8) is in 18th place on the Monarchs with eight points.
Left wing Richard Clune (2-5=7) is in 19th place on the Monarchs with seven points.
Clune led the team with 98 penalty minutes.
Clune\'s 786 penalty minutes rank second on the Monarchs all-time career penalty minutes list.
Clune was picked up off waivers by the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, January 15.
Left wing Jordan Nolan (2-4=6) and defenseman Andrew Campbell (0-6=6) are tied for 20th place on the Monarchs with six points each.
Nolan was recalled by the Kings on Sunday, January 13.
Campbell is second on the team in plus-minus with plus-11.
Campbell returned from an upper body injury on Friday, December 7 in Providence. Campbell had been out of the line-up since Sunday, October 28 missing 16 games.
Campbell\'s 325 games rank third on the Monarchs all-time games played list.
Campbell was recalled by the Kings on February 6 and was reassigned to Manchester on February 8. Campbell was unable to meet the Monarchs for Sunday\'s game due to weather.
Left wing David Meckler (2-2=4) is in 22nd place on the Monarchs with four points.
Meckler tallied his first goal of the season in a 5-2 victory against the Pirates on Sunday, January 20.
Meckler\'s goal was the 75th tally of his Monarchs career ranking second on the franchise all-time list.
Meckler holds the franchise record for games played with 364 in a Monarchs uniform. Meckler\'s 350th game came against the Pirates on Sunday, November 25.
Center Robbie Czarnik (3-0=3) is ranked 23rd on the Monarchs with three points.
Defenseman Vincent LoVerde (1-1=2) is tied with defenseman Chris Huxley (0-2=2) and right wing Anthony Stewart (1-1=2) for 24th on the Monarchs with two points each.
LoVerde tallied his first AHL goal in a 4-1 loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday, February 1.
LoVerde scored on Penguins netminder Jeff Zatkoff who is a former teammate of LoVerde\'s while they played for the NCAA\'s Miami University (Ohio) Redhawks.
The Monarchs signed LoVerde to a professional tryout agreement on Wednesday, January 9.
Huxley made his Monarchs and AHL debut in a 3-0 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday, January 23.
Huxley tallied his first AHL point, an assist, in a 4-1 loss to the Penguins on Friday, February 1.
Huxley has tallied two assists in his last three games.
The Monarchs signed Huxley to a professional tryout agreement on Tuesday, January 22.
Left wing Colton Yellow Horn (0-1=1) ranks 27th on the Monarchs with one point.
Yellow Horn tallied his first AHL point, an assist, in his AHL debut on Sunday, February 10.
The Kings picked up Stewart along with a draft pick from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for right wing Kevin Westgath on Sunday, January 13. Stewart cleared waivers and joined the Monarchs on Tuesday, January 22.
Right wing Justin Johnson (0-0=0) has 10 penalty minutes in seven games this season. Last season, Johnson had 187 penalty minutes in 41 games.
Goaltender Martin Jones (11-16-2) has a 2.45 goals-against-average, a 0.920 save percentage and has stopped 810-of-880 shots attempted in 29 games this season.
Jones appeared in his 100th game in a Monarchs uniform in a 3-2 shootout loss against the Springfield Falcons on Sunday, December 16.
Goaltender Peter Mannino (10-7-0) has a 2.47 goal-against-average and a 0.919 save percentage in 20 games this season.
Pink In The Rink "" The Monarchs Care Foundation and the Catholic Medical Center are once again teaming up to raise awareness and money in the fight against breast cancer at their third annual Pink In The Rink game. Join the Monarchs when they host the Providence Bruins at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 to support the cause. The night will feature pink ice and specialty pink jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game\'s conclusion.