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Backman, Manchester win Calder Cup

Manchester was pretty clearly the best team to come through here this year. Deep, fast, skilled, well-put-together. In their last season in town, they got it done: Sean Backman and mates got

On Goal: Manchester (2) postgame

Edit: Arthur Staple reports Griffin Reinhart is going up to the Islanders. When the game was still sort of in doubt — if it ever truly was — it was the third and fourth lines driving offense.

One last time: Manchester (2) pregame

Bridgeport and Manchester play their last game today. And it’s been all Manchester lately: The Monarchs have won the last seven, with Bridgeport taking only one point in overtime in those seven.

So long, old friend: Twin brother Manchester

ManchVegas. You and Bridgeport arrived at the same time, both with brand-new yet so different buildings. Those days when the barn was packed and the rivalry was a rivalry. The 2003 playoffs that

Full-tilt: Manchester (1) postgame

Well, that was fun. A little bit of everything, from big-time heavyweight bouts (got a kick out of Matt Carkner saying he hadn’t seen Josh Gratton in a while) to crazy near-comebacks (lots of postgame

Big and small changes: Manchester (1) pregame

Kevin Poulin’s up. Don’t know if this would’ve been his turn, but Stephon Williams gets the nod anyway. Bridgeport signed WHL forward Calder Brooks to an ATO, but he’s not in the lineup tonight. So

Blowin’ in the Wind: Manchester liveblog

Cough: Thanks, Jackie, for correcting the header… I just finished reading Along the Cherry Lane, a memoir/oral-history-style book about the life and career of Milt Okun, as told to his son-in-law.

Manchester liveblog, Black Friday edition

Livebloggery here, Bridgeport in Manchester. We’ll be listening to Ken Cail (audio link on Manchester’s site/pay-per-view). The Monarchs are on the Twitter at @MonarchsHockey, Ken’s at @KenMonarchs,

New guys: Manchester pregame

Guy Leboeuf makes his pro debut on that amateur tryout. Pronounce both names French, Guy Lafleurish: He is Florida born and raised, West Palm as the bio says, but his dad’s from Montreal. Game plan is

Reiter gets a deal: Manchester Liveblog

Kenny Reiter’s riding a two-game winning streak into tonight (7-2-2 in his past 11), has some of the best numbers on the team the past couple of years, and now finally has an NHL contract to his name.