Monarchs Game Suspended Until Friday

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GREENVILLE, SC – On a night where temperatures in New Hampshire dipped into the teens in some areas, New Hampshire’s professional hockey team found itself in a place without ice.

The Greenville (South Carolina) Swamp Rabbits were on their way to 4-2 home victory in the second game of the Monarchs multi-week road trip before the game was suspended with 5:45 left in the third period due to unsafe playing conditions.

Manchester struck first with a pair of goals in the first period, initially from Matt Buckles and then Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman’s 11th goal of the year just seconds before the period concluded.

Allan McPherson got Greenville on the board 5:15 into the second period and Branden Troock tied the contest up on an assist from McPherson just two minutes later.

McPherson would add another goal in the third period to put the Swamp Rabbits ahead, while Joe Houk added a power play goal to pad Greenville’s lead.

Manchester netminder has allowed four goals only four times this year, but two of them have come in as many days after he was pulled after ten minutes in Jacksonville on Wednesday.

Manchester (15-8-1-1) returns to Bon Secours Arena on Friday night for another matchup with Greenville after the conclusion of Thursday’s game, set to resume at 7 p.m.

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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

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 licensed 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.