Monarchs 2012-13 Memorable Moments
The 2012-13 Manchester Monarchs did not win the last game of the season so the elusive Calder Cup Championship will have to wait for another season. This season had many memorable moments that both thrilled and excited Monarchs fans. It was a banner year for the team both literally and figuratively. Check out some of the best moments from a very special 2012-13 season while we countdown the days until the start of the 2013-14 season.
September 16, 2012
Los Angeles Kings President of Business Operations and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Luc Robitaille brought the Stanley Cup to Manchester for a public rally showcasing the legendary trophy for all of Monarchs Country to see. As the top affiliate of the Kings, the Monarchs had 14 former players on the roster when Los Angeles won its first Stanley Cup Championship in June 2012.
October 12, 2012 – January 13, 2013
The NHL started their 2012-13 season in a lockout. The Monarchs started their season as scheduled and saw four of their former players return to Manchester following the Kings Stanley Cup Championship in June. Center Andrei Loktionov, left wing Dwight King, right wing Jordan Nolan and defenseman Slava Voynov all returned to Monarchs Country and suited up for Manchester from October 12, 2012 to January 13, 2013.
November 20, 2012
The Monarchs hosted a Viewing Party at Jokers Bar & Bistro for their away game against the Portland Pirates and had a special guest. Former Monarchs goaltender and current Kings netminder Jonathan Quick was in Manchester on a conditioning stint and joined Ticket Package Holders for the Viewing Party. Quick not only won the Stanley Cup with the Kings but was honored as the playoff’s Most Valuable Player and given the 2012 Conn Smythe Award. As a bonus, Monarchs Country got to see rookie right wing Tyler Toffoli tally his first professional hat trick in that game.
December 8, 2012
The Monarchs scored a record-setting nine goals in their 9-2 victory over the Connecticut Whale. The nine goals set a single-game franchise record.
December 28, 2012 – January 18, 2013
Monarchs center Linden Vey had a career year in his second professional season. He finished the season in sixth place among American Hockey League skaters with 45 assists. From December 28 until January 18, Vey tallied 13 assists in nine consecutive games. His streak set a new franchise all-time record.
January 19, 2013
The Monarchs hosted the Providence Bruins for the inaugural Los Angeles Kings Night at the Verizon Wireless Arena. In a pre-game ceremony, the Monarchs unveiled a banner in the rafters with the names of the 14 former players that had won the Stanley Cup with the Kings during the 2011-12 season.
January 27-28, 2013
Rookie right wing Tyler Toffoli earned an All-Star nod representing the Monarchs in the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic. Toffoli recorded a goal and an assist as the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference, 7-6.
February 16, 2013
The Monarchs played in their 1,000th franchise game, including both the regular season and the playoffs. Monarchs legendary broadcaster Ken Cail is the only member of the Monarchs organization to work all 1,000 games. Cail’s streak continues as he eyes the next thousand game milestone!
March 27, 2013
Monarchs goaltender Martin Jones passed netminder Adam Hauser as the franchise’s all-time winningest goaltender with 40 saves on 41 shots and a 3-1 victory over the Worcester Sharks on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Jones’ 62nd career victory broke the record. In just over three seasons with the Monarchs, Jones has 68 regular season victories.
Former Monarchs defenseman Jake Muzzin was recalled by the Kings on Sunday, January 13 and has had an NHL rookie season that had him in the discussion for the league’s Rookie Of The Year Award. On April 1, Muzzin was named NHL Rookie Of The Month for March. Muzzin tallied four goals and seven assists for 11 points and posted a plus-10 rating in 17 games. In 146 games over three seasons with the Monarchs, Muzzin tallied 12 goals and 49 assists for 61 points and 103 penalty minutes in 146 games.
April 7-20, 2013
The Monarchs strung together six consecutive victories, their longest winning-streak of the season, to clinch a berth in the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs. The Monarchs playoff appearance was their 11th entry in their 12 year history.
April 12, 2013
Monarchs right wing Tyler Toffoli earned the 2013 Red Garrett Award which is given to the most outstanding rookie in the American Hockey League. For his rookie season, Toffoli scored 28 goals and 23 assists for 51 points in 58 games this season. Toffoli led the Monarchs with 28 goals and a plus-20 rating.
Stay tuned to www.manchestermonarchs.com for information on the Monarchs during the summer months and what you can expect to see during the 2013-14 season!