Monarchs Announce Schedule

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Monarchs Announce Schedule
MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, will open the 2009-10 season on the road versus the Albany River Rats on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Times Union Center and the Monarchs home opener will be against the Portland Pirates at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday, Oct.17, the AHL and the Monarchs announced on Thursday.

The Monarchs will open their ninth AHL season with a two-week road trip playing five games starting Saturday, Oct. 3 against the River Rats at 7 p.m. before heading to the Norfolk Scope for games on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct.10, both starting at 7:15 p.m., against the Norfolk Admirals. Manchester will finish off their road trip with a 7 p.m. contest at the Giant Center against the reigning Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears on Sunday, Oct. 11 followed by a 7:30 p.m. puck drop with the Springfield Falcons on Friday, Oct. 16 at the MassMutual Center. The home season will open with a 7 p.m. contest against the Pirates at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Monarchs will also host the Lowell Devils in their traditional New Year’s Eve celebration on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.

The start times for all Monarchs home games Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays for the 2009-10 season will start at 7 p.m. Home games on Fridays will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday games will have a new start time of 3 p.m. this season.

The Monarchs 80-game schedule includes 40 games at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. The Monarchs will meet all 14 of their Eastern Conference rivals during the 2009-10 season. Manchester will play 62 of the 80-game season against teams in the Atlantic Division, which includes the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Hartford Wolf Pack, Providence Bruins, Worcester Sharks, Lowell, Portland and Springfield. The Monarchs will play Lowell, Portland and Providence 10 times (five home and five road games) and Bridgeport, Hartford, Springfield and Worcester eight times (four home and four road games).

The Monarchs remaining 18 games of the season will be played against teams in the Eastern Conference’s East Division including the Syracuse Crunch for the first time in franchise history. In addition to Syracuse, Albany, Hershey and Norfolk, Manchester will play the Adirondack Phantoms, Binghamton Senators and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the East Division. The Monarchs will play Albany and Norfolk four times (two home and two road games) and Adirondack, Binghamton, Hershey, Syracuse and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton twice (one home and one road game).

OCTOBER (6H-5A)
1
Sat.
Oct. 3
7 p.m.
@ Albany
2
Fri.
Oct. 9
7:15 p.m.
@ Norfolk
3
Sat.
Oct. 10
7:15 p.m.
@ Norfolk
4
Sun.
Oct. 11
7 p.m.
@ Hershey
5
Fri.
Oct. 16
7:30 p.m.
@ Springfield
6
Sat.
Oct. 17
7 p.m.
Portland
7
Sun.
Oct. 18
3 p.m.
Springfield
8
Fri.
Oct. 23
7:30 p.m.
Bridgeport
9
Sat.
Oct. 24
7 p.m.
Providence
10
Fri.
Oct. 30
7:30 p.m.
Providence
11
Sat.
Oct. 31
7 p.m.
Worcester
NOVEMBER (5H-8A)
12
Sun.
Nov. 1
3 p.m.
@ Hartford
13
Fri.
Nov. 6
7:05 p.m.
@ Worcester
14
Sat.
Nov. 7
7 p.m.
Hershey
15
Sat.
Nov. 11
7 p.m.
Hartford
16
Fri.
Nov. 13
7 p.m.
@ Hartford
17
Sat.
Nov. 14
7:05 p.m.
@ Binghamton
18
Sat.
Nov. 18
7 p.m.
Norfolk
19
Fri.
Nov. 20
7:30 p.m.
Albany
20
Sat.
Nov. 21
1:30 p.m.
@ Lowell
21
Sun.
Nov. 22
4:05 p.m.
@ Providence
22
Sat.
Nov. 25
7 p.m.
@ Bridgeport
23
Fri.
Nov. 27
7:30 p.m.
Springfield
24
Sat.
Nov. 28
7:30 p.m.
@ Springfield
DECEMBER (8H-5A)
25
Sat.
Dec. 2
7 p.m.
Portland
26
Fri.
Dec. 4
7:30 p.m.
Hartford
27
Sat.
Dec. 5
7 p.m.
Worcester
28
Sun.
Dec. 6
4 p.m.
@ Lowell
29
Fri.
Dec. 11
7:30 p.m.
Worcester
30
Sat.
Dec. 12
7 p.m.
Lowell
31
Sun.
Dec. 13
4:05 p.m.
@ Providence
32
Fri.
Dec. 18
7:05 p.m.
@ Worcester
33
Sat.
Dec. 19
7 p.m.
Lowell
34
Sat.
Dec. 26
7 p.m.
@ Portland
35
Sun.
Dec. 27
3 p.m.
Providence
36
Tue.
Dec. 29
7:05 p.m.
@ Worcester
37
Thu.
Dec. 31
7 p.m.
Lowell
JANUARY (6H-7A)
38
Sat.
Jan. 2
7 p.m.
Portland
39
Sat.
Jan. 6
7 p.m.
Springfield
40
Fri.
Jan. 8
7 p.m.
@ Albany
41
Sat.
Jan. 9
7:05 p.m.
@ WB/Scranton
42
Fri.
Jan. 15
7:30 p.m.
Lowell
43
Sat.
Jan. 16
7:05 p.m.
@ Worcester
44
Sun.
Jan. 17
3 p.m.
Hartford
45
Fri.
Jan. 22
7 p.m.
@ Hartford
46
Sat.
Jan. 23
7 p.m.
Norfolk
47
Sun.
Jan. 24
3 p.m.
Hartford
48
Tue.
Jan. 26
7 p.m.
@ Portland
49
Fri.
Jan. 29
7:05 p.m.
@ Providence
50
Sat.
Jan. 30
7 p.m.
@ Hartford
FEBRUARY (7H-5A)
51
Tue.
Feb. 2
11 a.m.
@ Portland
52
Fri.
Feb. 5
7:30 p.m.
@ Adirondack
53
Sat.
Feb. 6
7 p.m.
@ Bridgeport
54
Fri.
Feb. 12
7:30 p.m.
@ Springfield
55
Sat.
Feb. 13
7 p.m.
Syracuse
56
Sun.
Feb. 14
3 p.m.
Worcester
57
Fri.
Feb. 19
7 p.m.
@ Lowell
58
Sat.
Feb. 20
7 p.m.
Providence
59
Sun.
Feb. 21
3 p.m.
WB/Scranton
60
Sat.
Feb. 24
7 p.m.
Springfield
61
Fri.
Feb. 26
7:30 p.m.
Lowell
62
Sat.
Feb. 27
7 p.m.
Albany
MARCH (5H-8A)
63
Fri.
Mar. 5
7:05 p.m.
@ Providence
64
Sun.
Mar. 7
3 p.m.
Bridgeport
65
Sat.
Mar. 10
7 p.m.
Binghamton
66
Fri.
Mar. 12
7 p.m.
@ Portland
67
Sat.
Mar. 17
7 p.m.
@ Syracuse
68
Fri.
Mar. 19
7:30 p.m.
Portland
69
Sat.
Mar. 20
7 p.m.
@ Bridgeport
70
Sun.
Mar. 21
4 p.m.
@ Portland
Androscoggin Bank Colisee (Lewiston, ME)
71
Sat.
Mar. 24
7 p.m.
@ Lowell
72
Fri.
Mar. 26
7:30 p.m.
Bridgeport
73
Sat.
Mar. 27
7 p.m.
Adirondack
74
Sun.
Mar. 28
4:05 p.m.
@ Providence
75
Sat.
Mar. 31
7 p.m.
@ Lowell
APRIL (3H-2A)
76
Fri.
Apr. 2
7:30 p.m.
Bridgeport
77
Sat.
Apr. 3
7 p.m.
Providence
78
Fri.
Apr. 9
7:30 p.m.
Portland
79
Sat.
Apr. 10
7 p.m.
@ Bridgeport
80
Sun.
Apr. 11
3 p.m.
@ Springfield
* All times are Eastern. All dates and times are subject to change.

2009-10 Schedule Notes

  Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Home 0 0 6 1 12 14 7
Road 0 3 4 0 13 12 8
  Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.
Home 6 5 8 6 7 5 3
Road 5 8 5 7 5 8 2

Number of games by Conference/Division Eastern Conference:
Atlantic Division (62 Games)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 8 (4 home, 4 away)
Hartford Wolf Pack: 8 (4 home, 4 away)
Lowell Devils: 10 (5 home, 5 away)
Portland Pirates: 10 (5 home, 5 away)
Providence Bruins: 10 (5 home, 5 away)
Springfield Falcons: 8 (4 home, 4 away)
Worcester Sharks: 8 (4 home, 4 away)

Eastern Conference: East Division (18 Games)
Adirondack Phantoms: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Albany River Rats: 4 (2 home, 2 away)
Binghamton Senators: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Hershey Bears: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Norfolk Admirals: 4 (2 home, 2 away)
Syracuse Crunch: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins: 2 (1 home, 1 away)

Western Conference: North Division (0 Games)
Abbotsford Heat: 0
Grand Rapids Griffins: 0
Hamilton Bulldogs: 0
Lake Erie Monsters: 0
Manitoba Moose: 0
Rochester Americans: 0
Toronto Marlies: 0

Western Conference:
West Division (0 Games)
Chicago Wolves: 0
Houston Aeros: 0
Milwaukee Admirals: 0
Peoria Rivermen: 0
Rockford IceHogs: 0
San Antonio Rampage: 0
Texas Stars: 0

Longest Homestand: Six Games: Oct. 17-31 (Providence-twice, Portland, Springfield, Bridgeport and Worcester over 15 days).

Longest Road Trips:
Seven Games: Jan.26 – Feb. 12 (Portland-twice, Providence, Hartford, Adirondack, Bridgeport and Springfield over 18 days).