MANCHESTER, N.H. – Manchester Monarchs Head Coach and General Manager, Doug Christiansen, announced today that the Monarchs have signed Cory Ward for the 2018-19 season.
The Monarchs are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings.
Ward, 24, returns to the Monarchs after playing in 22 games for Manchester last season, recording eight goals and seven assists for 15 points. Ward has played in 90 games for the Monarchs over the past two season, racking up 52 points on 24 goals and 28 assists.
The 5-foot-11, 201-pound native of Las Vegas, Nev., played collegiately at Bemidji State University, where he skated in 151 career games over a four-year career, and scored 80 points on 45 goals and 35 assists. Along with his ECHL experience, Ward has played 33 games in the AHL between the St. John’s IceCaps, Syracuse Crunch, Ontario Reign and Springfield Thunderbirds.
Ward and the Monarchs open the season on the road against the Brampton Beast on Oct. 13, before coming home on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. to play the Newfoundland Growlers. For tickets to Opening Night, Season Memberships and group tickets, please contact the Monarchs front office at 603-626-7825.
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