action:article | category:SPORTS0702 | adString:SPORTS0702 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » Hockey » Monarchs

March 05. 2013 11:18PM

Adventure over, Monarchs get back to work

After a longer-than-expected return trip from Newfoundland, the Manchester Monarchs will get back to work tonight.

The Monarchs will host Bridgeport (and former assistant coach Scott Pellerin, now head coach of the Sound Tigers) at 7 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Arena.

The team was stranded in Canada after sweeping a weekend two-game set at St. John's. Heavy fog prevented the Monarchs from flying back on Sunday. Approximately 10 players were able to get back to town on Monday, with the rest of the team getting in Tuesday around noon.

But the Monarchs were unable to practice Tuesday since most of the players' gear was still in Canada.

The Monarchs enter tonight's game with a record of 4-0-1 in their past five and overall mark of 26-24-6 for 58 points, three points out of the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff slot with 20 games remaining.

Bridgeport comes in right behind Manchester at 23-24-8 for 54 points. The Sound Tigers are 2-5-3 in their last 10. Bridgeport was expected to be buoyed by the arrival of veteran NHL goalie Rick DiPietro after he was sent down by the New York Islanders, but DiPietro has allowed eight goals in four periods of play in Bridgeport thus far.

______
NOTES: Those Monarchs players who made it back to town early and those who were here (injured players) made their plates for Monday's At Your Service dinner Tuesday at You're Fired in Bedford. The rest of the team will make theirs today.

The plates will be auctioned off along with Build-a-Bears and hand-picked gift baskets during Monday's dinner, which benefits Child Health Services, Manchester Boys' and Girls' Club and the Monarchs Care Foundation.

The event at the Radisson in Manchester costs $100 a plate and features a cocktail reception and silent auction from 5:30-7:30 p.m., dinner (served by the Monarchs players) at 7:30 and then dancing until 11 p.m. Go to manchestermonarchs.com for more information.


 NH Sports Angle Ľ more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

NASCAR: Logano interview makes UNH writerís dream come true

Nashua's Fayne moves from Devils to Oilers

Granite State Pro Stock Series to make debut at Lee Speedway

BRIAN McCLOSKEY

Ex-UNH hockey coach indicted on four charges

Growing up a hazard to golf: Real world claims talent from NHGA

Concord man wins National Javelin Championship at 2014 USA Track & Field Masters Championship

Conway's Locke happy with first half, believes best yet to come for Pirates

Court filing details prosecution's perjury allegations against Aaron Hernandez girlfriend

Is N.H. really home to longest mini golf hole on the planet?

Professional hockey coming to Berlin

van Riemsdyk setting high expectations for pro career

Life changes in an instant: Travis Roy shares story at Frank Monahan Foundation event

Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon

Itís show time in Chicago for Dartmouthís Hendricks

State sells Windham golf course site for $3.06M

Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus

Matt Bonner and brother bring rock show back to Redhook

GM: Twin State Speedway progressing with revival

Foot golf arrives on Seacoast

New Hampshire's Burns gets more than he could ever ask for

Pro runner's yoga class will raise money for clean Kenyan water

Menard wrecks as New Hampshire testing concludes

Lawyers try to bar Patriots from paying Hernandez $3.2M bonus

Pease Golf Course celebrates opening of lower nine holes

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

   Ľ SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

   Ľ ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!