Virginia is for the Monarchs this weekend
The Monarchs play at Norfolk tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:15 p.m.. Manchester is 6-0-1 in its past seven games and leads the AHL in points with 80 thanks to a record of 36-14-8.
“There is unfamiliarity from both ends. Coming out of the Olympic break, I suspect that they’re probably feeling out their own team chemistry just as we are,” Monarchs head coach Mark Morris said. “I think the healthiest way to go about it is to really focus on our game. We’ll get some looks at video and try and make the necessary adjustments.”
“I think the attitude (in practice) was real positive,” Morris said. “I think a lot of guys that have been chomping at the bit to get into the lineup are ready to go. After having a couple of successful weekends back to back, it was a good week.”
“We’re pretty healthy at this juncture and we’ve got an extra forward and one extra (defenseman),” Morris said. “Hopefully, we can stay healthy and continue on the track we’re on right now.”