Are Monarchs Opponents Fearing The ‘Stache?

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Winter’s not officially here yet, but the weather’s getting colder and the hockey’s heating up. It’s Nov. 14, here’s your Manchester Monarchs Weekend Review.

Game Recap

Three games in three days are a test for any professional hockey team, but the Monarchs came through with flying colors, beginning the weekend with a win against the Jacksonville Icemen on Friday.

Manchester followed that up with a Saturday win Worcester Railers at the DCU Center, despite being outshot for the first time this season.

The Monarchs returned home on Sunday for another victory against the Railers, evening up the season series between the teams at 2-2.

Three Stars

Kevin Morris and his mustache on Nov. 12, 2017 (credit – Andrew Sylvia)

Three Stars: Kevin Morris – Four goals in three games, including a hat trick? It’s no question who was the most valuable Monarch over the weekend.

His teammates are crediting the hot streak to Morris’ mustache, but Morris believes sticking to a positive routine was a key.

It’s all about sticking to the process and understanding sometimes they’ll go in, sometimes they won’t, but when they do, you have to take advantage,” he said on Sunday.

Two Stars: Evan Cowley – It’s hard to tell who the Monarchs’ primary netminder is, as both Cowley and Charles Williams have been excellent so far this season. Cowley earned wins in both of the weekend’s home games, accumulating 69 saves in the process.

One Star: Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman – He led the team in shots on goal in both of the home games, finishing with a goal, an assist and a +2 out of the three games from the weekend.   

Beyond the Blue Lines

Defenseman Rob Hamilton was transferred to the Springfield Falcons (AHL) on Sunday, following a goal on Friday and an assist on Saturday.

Coming Up

The Monarchs host the Reading Royals on Wednesday (10 a.m.) and the Railers once again on Friday (7 p.m.), followed by a Saturday home game against Adirondack (6 p.m.) and another trip to the DCU Center on Sunday (3 p.m.)

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and license to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.