Monarchs sink IceCaps, 5-3
Manchester Monarchs goalie Martin Jones poke checks St. John's Icecaps Kyle MacKinnon during the first period of the AHL game at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester Saturday.Mark Bolton/Union Leader (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The Monarchs are now 6-1-3 for 15 points, most in the AHL. St. John's fell to 3-4-1.
Manchester led 4-0 after two periods, but the IceCaps began to climb back into the game 1:59 into the final frame when Brenden Kichton's wraparound beat Martin Jones to make it 4-1.
But Tanner Pearson scored at 17:38 to give Manchester some breathing room and the Monarchs closed out the win.
Linden Vey sandwiched a power-play goal around two Tyler Toffoli scores and the Monarchs led 4-0.