Monarchs add Niederberger in goal

Mathias Niederberger — yes, that is his real name — has signed a one-year deal with the Manchester Monarchs.

Niederberger, 20, has spent the last two seasons with the OHL’s Barrie Colts, appearing in 140 games. Last season, in 56 regular games,┬áNiederberger posted a 2.34 GAA and .933 SV%. In addition, the German netminder appeared in 22 playoff games for the Colts last season, and had a 2.60 GAA and .928 SV%.

A first round draft pick of the Barrie Colts in the OHL import draft, Niederberger was passed over in the draft, and will make his professional debut with the Monarchs.