Prospects report

Sorry folks, I know it’s been a few days between updates here but I’ve been here in Phoenix covering the Lakers since Saturday night so life is a bit hectic. But for those who haven’t found the info elsewhere, here’s a bit of a recap of how some of the Kings’ prospects are faring.

Manchester is up 3-0 in its first-round AHL series against Worcester and can wrap up the series Wednesday. In Game 3 on Saturday, Jason LaBarbera stopped 26 shots in a 5-0 victory. Brian Boyle scored his first goal, and the Monarchs also got goals from Noah Clarke, Marty Murray, Patrick O’Sullivan and Matt Ryan.

Here (link) is a story from NHL.com on Boyle.

Lewiston is up 2-0 in its quarterfinal QMJHL series against Rouyn-Noranda. Game 3 is today. In Game 2 on Saturday, Lewiston won 7-4. Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 of 30 shots and Marc-Andre Cliche had one assist.

Starting Friday, we’ll be able to keep track of Michael Cammalleri (Canada) and Jack Johnson (USA) in the IIHF World Championships in Russia.

In addition, Anze Kopitar led Slovenia to a first-place finish in its pool at the Division I World Championships. Slovenia finished 5-0, scored 29 goals and allowed five. That means Slovenia will move up to the IIHF World Championships (the big show) next year.

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  • puckboy

    please keep us updated on WC play……thanks for the in depth coverage of our KINGS

  • GMatsuda

    Rich…I thought that was you I saw in the stands near the court on the TV broadcast of game 1 Lakers at Phoenix… you were on screen for a second or so during a break in the game action. :-)

  • Rich Hammond

    Gann…if I’d known that, I would have worn some TV makeup. But yes, I’m sitting very close to center court, in the second row.

  • Fletch

    Thanks for the updates, Rich!

  • jamie

    Lakers? c’mon dude…Basketball? Why are they forcing you to take that crap assignment? Those tall ugly dudes bouncing a little orange ball around on the gym floor then taking a little skip, like the twinkle toed Sally-girls that they are, and hopping up to push the little orange ball through a net?

    PUhleeaseeee…that ain’t even a sport. They might as well send you to watch Mickey Mouse skating around during the Ice Capades….or, god forbid, make you cover NASCAR or something…

    Next time, just tell them, “If it ain’t hockey, I ain’t goin!”

  • Rich Hammond

    In addition to all that, I really miss The Hockey Song.

  • Nick

    Hello out there, we’re on the air,
    It’s hockey night tonight;
    Tension grows, the whistle blows,
    And the puck goes down the ice.

    The goalie jumps, and the players bump,
    The fans all go insane;
    Someone roars, “Bobby scores!”
    At the good old hockey game.

    Oh! The good old hockey game,
    Is the best game you can name;
    And the best game you can name,
    Is the good old Hockey game!

    Second period….
    Where players dash with skates a-flash,
    The home team trails behind;
    But they grab the puck and go bursting up,
    And they’re down across the line.

    They storm the crease like bumble bees,
    They travel like a burning plane;
    We see them slide the puck inside,
    It’s a one-one hockey game.

    Oh! The good old hockey game,
    Is the best game you can name;
    And the best game you can name,
    Is the good old Hockey game!

    Third period….
    Last game of the playoffs too!
    Oh, take me where the hockey players,
    Face-off down the rink;
    And the Stanley Cup is all filled up,
    For the champs who win the drink.

    Now the final flick of a hockey stick,
    And on one gigantic screen;
    Well, the puck is in – the home team wins,
    That good old hockey game.

    Oh! The good old hockey game,
    Is the best game you can name;
    And the best game you can name,
    Is the good old Hockey game!

  • LB

    Alexander Frolov is also playing in the World Championship – for the Russian team.