The Monarchs are only dressing 16 skaters tonight thanks to the Kings callups and injuries to Zach O'Brien, Brian O'Neill, Ian O'Connor, and Nick Shore. I'll try to bring in-game updates in this thread.
- Monarchs (10-3-1-2) are 1st in the Atlantic division and 1st in the Eastern conference. Admirals (8-5-0-3) are 4th in the East division and 6th in the Eastern conference.
- Monarchs are coming off of a 4-1 loss to the Portland Pirates last night while the Admirals are coming off of a 4-3 victory over the Providence Bruins. Thankfully they traded away last night's number one star and their leading scorer, Peter Holland, to the Toronto Maple Leafs today.
- Monarchs are 4-1-1-0 at home this season. Admirals are 6-2-0-2.
- In one previous game this season (last Wednesday), the Monarchs won 3-1.
- Here's how the Monarchs will line-up tonight:
Nicolas Deslauriers - Jordan Weal - Brandon Kozun
Andy Andreoff - Scott Sabourin - Sean Backman
Maxim Kitsyn - Robert Czarnik - Hunter Bishop
There is no fourth line due to a shortage of warm bodies.
Chris Huxley - Jeff Schultz
Vincent LoVerde- Andrew Bodnarchuk
Derek Forbort - Andrew Campbell
MacQueen - Laganiere - Steckel
Clark - Gagne
Kitsyn - Czanik - Bishop
Huxley - Schultz
-Also, Kings GM Dean Lombardi and AGM Rob Blake are on hand for tonight's game.
Kozun sores 1:15 into the game. Yay Calgary Hitmen— Steph (@mybruinsOface) November 17, 2013
Weal with a beautiful pass to Deslauriers who beats Gibson with a perfect shot for a PPG— Steph (@mybruinsOface) November 17, 2013
Monarchs win the game 3-2, 30 shots each. Berube with 28 saves and Kozun with 2 goals including shorthanded game winner— Steph (@mybruinsOface) November 17, 2013
Kozun number one star pic.twitter.com/UtHwFPedOw— Steph (@mybruinsOface) November 17, 2013