Manchester Monarchs Win First Game of 2017-’18 Campaign

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The Manchester Monarchs took a trip north of the border on Sunday, finishing the day with their first win of the season.

Manchester earned a 4-2 win over the Brampton Beast, collecting goals from four separate players.

Like their opening night loss against Worcester, the Monarchs finished with an edge in shots (32-30). They also collected their first power play goal, a second period blast by David Kolomatis.

That was the first goal of the year for Kolomatis, with Sam Kurker, Joel Lowry and Kevin Morris also collecting their first goals of the year in the winning effort. Michael Doherty also grabbed his third point of the year assisting Kurker’s first period goal.

Matt Leitner also notched a pair of assists, putting him at 78 assists in 104 career appearances for the Monarchs.

Jordan Boucher and Brandon Marino prevented the shutout, each recording their second goals of the season respectively for the Beast.

Manchester (1-1-0-0) and the Beast (0-2-0-0) meet again at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario for an 11 a.m. meeting on Tuesday, with the Monarchs returning to the States on Friday for a contest against the Adirondack Thunder.

The Monarchs return to Manchester on Saturday for their home opener, a 7 p.m. puck drop against Worcester.