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

Home » Sports » Hockey » Monarchs

January 10. 2014 1:45AM

Busy Monarchs look forward to Jones' return


Monarch goaltender Martin Jones is back with the club after posting an 8-3 record with the Kings in the NHL. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)

Welcome back, Mr. Jones.

Goaltender Martin Jones returned to the Manchester Monarchs this week and will lead the team tonight against Bridgeport at 7 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Arena.

After posting a record of 8-3-0 with three shutouts in 11 starts with the parent club Los Angeles Kings, Jones is back in town and will seek to help Manchester get back on track after a recent slate of just two wins in seven games.

While the goaltending news is good for Manchester (23-9-6), the rest of the roster has some question marks.

Forward Tanner Pearson was called up to L.A. on Tuesday and defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk could be out with an injury.

"We're trying to figure out our lineup right now," said Monarchs head coach Mark Morris. "We'll find out whether Andrew Bodnarchuk is able to play this weekend and then Tanner Pearson got called up. So we're working on brand new chemistry and new lines. We have a lot of work to do before puck drop to find some things that are going to make us a more consistent team."

The Sound Tigers are coached by former Monarchs assistant Scott Pellerin and they hit town tonight with a record of 13-18-5.

Bridgeport has two main weapons on offense, Anders Lee (13 goals, 14 assists for 27 points) and Mike Halmo (12-12-24).

Following the home game tonight, Manchester hits the road to face Albany Saturday at 5 p.m. and Providence Sunday at 3:05 p.m.

Also, Jones and teammate Linden Vey on Thursday were named to the roster for the AHL All-Star Classic, set for St. John's, Newfoundland, on Feb. 12.


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

Maine fighters Lamour, Berry on New Hampshire boxing card

Q&A with Matt Bonner as he weighs free agency

Keene State mum on suspension of veteran track coach

Morgan Andrews speaks: Notre Dame star undeterred by U.S. U-20 World Cup snub

Mo'ne Davis, and why no one should laugh at the idea of a woman in Major League Baseball

Curt Schilling says smokeless tobacco caused oral cancer

Bill Belichick: Eagles joint practices as productive as any

Big Knockout Boxing has grown from NH debut to Las Vegas attraction

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League System: Philosophy change?

Spring trial likely for former UNH women's hockey coach

Special golf cart helping Vietnam veteran play game he loves article

And so it begins: Equipment distribution starts a new era in Plymouth football

Tailgating changes for UNH football games

Report: Pirates' pitcher Jeff Locke cleared in gambling probe involving childhood friend from Conway

Tim OSullivan: Even with NFL success, NHs Kelly remembers his roots

Chip Kelly: 'Put some Galoshes on and go play'

Survey says Duke the most hated college hoops team in NH

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, trying to make big time article

Gorham papermill owner Lynn Tilton is getting Yale tennis award

Ex-bank president co-authors racing book

New England Patriots are the most hated NFL team in the world

Travis Hughes: It's time to drastically overhaul minor league hockey in North America

Portsmouth native, 47, conquers 21-mile swim of the English Channel

Bennett to take control of the flags for Granite State Pro Stock Series

Air Force captain serving in NH honored before Red Sox-Yankees crowd at Fenway

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!