After a week of off ice headlines, the Amerks return to the ice to play some hockey this weekend on the roadÂ versus theÂ Manchester MonarchsÂ and Providence Bruins.Â This will be the first of two meetings this season between the Amerks and Monarchs, and second of two between the Amerks and Bruins.
After being out for a number of games each with injuries, Kenndal McArdle, Mike Funk, and Drew Larman are all expected back in action this weekend.
The return of Kenndal McArdle should add some extra speed and scoring to our offense.Â Â Since the start of the season McArdleÂ was expected toÂ make some big contributions in his first AHL season,Â inÂ 6 games played heÂ was able to tally a goal and 2 assists.
Tonights game should be a competitive contest between the Amerks and Monarchs who are both struggling to play above .500 hockey this season.Â This will be only the third time these two teams have played.
On Saturday the Amerks will play against the Providence Bruins who are in first place in the Atlantic Division.Â The last game these two played was on October 13 when the Amerks lost 4-3, but were outshot 44-13 which tells a bigger picture of the game than the score.
The Amerks have proven this season that they can be competitive with any team, as long as they can be consistent and play a full 60 minutes of hockey.Â This of course is logical with any sport, but it’s something the team has struggled with this season.