Monarchs outscore Springfield
Atlantic Division-leading Manchester advanced its record to 41-17-8 and will host Hershey today at 3 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Arena. The game will feature special green Girl Scouts jerseys for the Monarchs and the team will also celebrate the birthday of mascot Max with a Star Wars theme.
After a scoreless first period where Manchester outshot Springfield, 8-2, Hunter Bishop gave the Monarchs a 1-0 lead 54 seconds into the second period. Nick Shore and Sean Backman picked up the assists on Bishop's fifth goal of the season.
Weal pushed the Monarchs' lead to 4-1 with his 17th goal of the season at the 11:44 mark of the third period, with assists to Vey and O'Neill.
O'Neill made it 5-2 Manchester with a shorthanded goal at the 18:17 mark.