Monarchs Return from Virginia to Face Jacksonville, Worcester

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Jacksonville is coming to SNHU Arena this week, but first, let’s take a look at the Monarchs’ recent three-game set against the Norfolk Admirals.

It’s November 7, 2017 here’s your Manchester Monarchs Week in Review.

Game Recap


The Monarchs left Virginia with a tie for the ECHL North Division lead with Wheeling (12 points), adding their fourth win of the season on Wednesday and their fifth win of the season on Friday.

Manchester couldn’t make it a sweep, but still salvaged a point with a 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday.

Norfolk was outshot in every period of play, as the Monarchs so far have outshot their opponents in each game this season.

In the wins, the Monarchs also addressed their woeful power play, going 5-for-12 while an Admiral was in the box. They had just four in total before coming to Norfolk.

Is the problem solved? Well, they went 0-for-7 while with the personnel advantage in the loss.

Three Stars


Tony Cameranesi (credit – Manchester Monarchs)

Three Stars – Tony Cameranesi: 11 points in 10 games? Not a bad start. Cameranesi was the only Monarch with at least one point in each of the three Norfolk games (1 goal, 3 assists).

Two Stars – Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman: Not quite as consistent as Cameranesi, but the Oregon native is tied for the team lead in goals so far this season with five, two of which came during the first Norfolk game. Jordan added a third in the loss on Saturday.

One Star – Matt Marcinew: Marcinew’s four-point performance in the second Norfolk game was crucial to victory on that night.

Other Notes


This week, the Monarchs added forward Franҫois Beauchemin and goalkeeper Evan Cowley from the Spingfield Thunderbirds (AHL).

Not to be confused with the Anaheim defenseman, Beauchemin, 21, arrives in Manchester after playing two games this season for the Thunderbirds.

Beauchemin made his professional debut Oct. 14 against the Hartford Wolf Pack, and recorded three shots and two penalty minutes. He recorded three shots and served a two-minute minor in Sunday’s loss.

Cowley, 22, returns to the Monarchs after being recalled by the Thunderbirds on Oct. 21.

During his recall, Cowley made his AHL debut in a relief appearance Oct. 21 against the Syracuse Crunch, where he played 15:22 of shutout hockey. Cowley made his first career AHL start Oct. 22 against the Belleville Senators and earned his first professional victory.

Cowley stopped 26 of the Admirals’ 27 shots on Friday.

Coming Up


After Friday’s contest against Jacksonville (7 p.m.), Manchester begins a home-and-home against division rival Worcester.

Saturday’s contest will be at the DCU Center (7:05 p.m.) while the rivals return to Manchester for a Sunday matinee (3 p.m.)