PORTLAND, ME - The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, fell to the Portland Pirates 5-2 in preseason action.
Manchester (0-1-0-0) began exhibition play at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday night.
The five goals for the Pirates were netted by Jordan Southorn, Dan O'Donaghue, Henrik Samuelsson, Alexander Bolduc and Eric Sellek. Monarchs goals were scored by defensemen Kevin Gravel and center Andrew Crescenzi. Brandon Maxwell (0-1-0) and Yann Davis (0-0-0) split time between the pipes for Manchester with Maxwell totaling 15 saves, giving up four goals, and Danis saving 8, letting in 1.
Portland and Manchester meet up for a second preseason game Sunday at the Sullivan Arena on the campus of Saint Anselm College at 3:00 p.m. in Goffstown, NH. All Ticket Package Holders are allowed free admittance and can pick up their ticket packages for the 2014-15 season. All non-Ticket Package Holders will be asked for a donation to the Monarchs Care Foundation at the door to attend the Monarchs game. The youngest of Monarchs fans will also be able to sign up for the 2014-15 Kids Club at the game on Sunday, October 5.
During the 2014-15 season, the Monarchs and Pirates will battle for the third annual VIP Cup, presented by VIP Tires and Service. The team with the best record in their head-to-head match-ups this season will be named the VIP Cup Champion. The Pirates won the inaugural VIP Cup during the 2012-13 season with a record of 7-4-1-0 against the Monarchs (5-5-2-0). Manchester skated away with the second annual VIP Cup during the 2013-14 season with a record of 9-3-0-0 against Portland (3-5-2-2).
Secure your seats for Monarchs Home Opening Weekend, presented by Manchester Subaru , through the Opening Weekend Pack! Get two great seats for either the Opening Night game on Friday, October 24 or Opening Saturday game on October 25 as the Monarchs drop the puck on their 14th season in Manchester. In addition, you will receive six flex vouchers and a limited edition Opening Weekend puck (exclusive to this package). For more information, visit www.manchestermonarchs.com or call the Monarchs Front Office at (603) 626-7825.
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