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Manchester Monarchs
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City: Manchester, New Hampshire
League: ECHL
Founded: 1993
Home Arena: Verizon Wireless Arena
Colors:          
Owner(s): PPI Sports LLC
General Manager: Rob Blake
Head Coach: Richard Seeley
Affiliates: Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Ontario Reign (AHL)
Franchise history
1993–2000: Huntington Blizzard
2003–2008: Texas Wildcatters
2008–2015: Ontario Reign)
2015-present: Manchester Monarchs

The Manchester Monarchs are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL that began play for the 2015–16 season. Based in Manchester, New Hampshire and affiliated with the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings, the team plays its home games at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

The Monarchs replaced the American Hockey League team of the same name, which began play in 2001 and continued to do so until the end of the 2014–15 season, after which they moved to Ontario, California to become the Ontario Reign.

HistoryEdit

On January 29, 2015, the Los Angeles Kings announced that they would be moving their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, to Ontario as one of five charter member's of the AHL's new Pacific Division.[1] The next day, they announced that their ECHL affiliate, the current Ontario Reign, would move to Manchester and take on the Monarchs name in what is essentially a "franchise swap."[2] On August 2, 2016 it was announced that the team was sold to Boston based PPI Sports LLC led by Marc Casper (pending league approval, which was given at the BOG meeting a few days later). Despite AEG selling the team; the team will remain a Los Angeles Kings affiliate.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Regular Season Playoffs
Season GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA Standing Year 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Kelly Cup
2015–16 72 39 24 4 5 87 222 213 1st, East Div. 2016 L, 1–4, ADK

ReferencesEdit

  1. Reign Become the AHL Affiliate of LA Kings. Ontario Reign (January 30, 2015). Retrieved on January 31, 2015.
  2. Monarchs to Join ECHL in 2015-16. Manchester Monarchs (January 30, 2015). Retrieved on January 31, 2015.

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