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Manchester Monarchs, Kings’ AHL affiliate, win 2015 Calder Cup


James OBrien

While we get closer to deciding a Stanley Cup champion, the 2015 Calder Cup winner has already been determined, as the Manchester Monarchs beat the Utica Comets 2-1 to win the series in Game 5.

The Monarchs are the Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliate while the Comets serve that role for the Vancouver Canucks.

Vincent LoVerde and Adrian Kempe found the net for the Monarchs while Patrik Bartosak ended up being the winning goalie. Meanwhile, Jacob Markstrom & Co. couldn’t get the job done for the Comets.

Cal O’Reilly scored for Utica with an empty net and 14 seconds remaining, but the Comets’ comeback attempt ultimately fell short on Saturday night.