Manchester Monarchs (ECHL)

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Manchester Monarchs
2018–19 ECHL season
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CityManchester, New Hampshire
LeagueECHL
ConferenceEastern
DivisionNorth
Founded1993
Home arenaSNHU Arena
Colors         
Owner(s)PPI Sports, LLC
General managerDoug Christiansen[1]
Head coachDoug Christiansen
AffiliatesLos Angeles Kings (NHL)
Ontario Reign (AHL)
Franchise history
1993–2000Huntington Blizzard
2003–2008Texas Wildcatters
2008–2015Ontario Reign
2015–presentManchester Monarchs
Championships
Division Championships1 (2015–16)

The Manchester Monarchs are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL which began play in 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 SNHU Arena.

The Monarchs replaced the American Hockey League team of the same name, which played from 2001 until 2015, after which they moved to Ontario, California, and became the Ontario Reign.

History[edit]

On January 29, 2015, the Los Angeles Kings announced that they would be moving their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, to Ontario, California, as one of five charter members of the AHL's new Pacific Division.[2] 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".[3]

Prior to their second season, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) sold the Monarchs to PPI Sports, LLC on August 2, 2016.[4] AEG also owns the AHL Ontario Reign and a stake in the Los Angeles Kings. Kings president Luc Robitaille stated that the Monarchs would continue to be affiliated with the Kings and Reign despite the team no longer being under the same ownership as their NHL and AHL teams. On January 18, 2019, the Monarchs were announced as seeking new owners.[5]

Season-by-season records[edit]

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
2016–17 72 37 24 7 4 85 264 252 4th, North Div. 2017 W, 4–2, ADK W, 4–2, BRM L, 3–4, SC
2017–18 72 41 25 3 3 88 257 214 2nd, North Div. 2018 W, 4–0, REA L, 2–4, ADK
2018–19 72 39 29 2 2 82 233 232 3rd, North Div. 2019 W, 4–1, ADK TBD

Current roster[edit]

Updated April 10, 2019.[6]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
19 United States Austin Block C R 29 2018 Denver, Colorado Monarchs
12 United States Tony Cameranesi F R 25 2017 Plymouth, Minnesota Monarchs
5 United States Brien Diffley D R 23 2019 Burlington, Massachusetts Monarchs
24 United States Michael Doherty RW R 25 2017 Reading, Massachusetts Monarchs
10 Canada Kevin Dufour LW L 26 2019 Quebec, Quebec Monarchs
27 Belarus Stepan Falkovsky D L 22 2019 Minsk, Belarus Wild
17 United States Matt Iacopelli RW L 24 2019 Brownstown, Michigan Kings
18 Canada Bokondji Imama LW L 22 2019 Montreal, Quebec Kings
28 Czech Republic Pavel Jenys C L 23 2018 Brno, Czech Republic Kings
31 Canada Cole Kehler G R 21 2018 Altona, Manitoba Kings
6 United States David Kolomatis (C) D R 30 2015 Basking Ridge, New Jersey Monarchs
9 United States Sam Kurker RW R 25 2017 Boston, Massachusetts Monarchs
33 United States Joe Masonius D L 22 2018 Spring Lake, New Jersey Monarchs
16 Canada Pierre-Luc Mercier C L 26 2019 Verdun, Quebec Monarchs
23 Canada Brenden Miller D L 25 2019 Orangeville, Ontario Monarchs
62 Russia Daniil Miromanov D R 21 2018 Moscow, Russia Monarchs
25 Canada Jack Nevins LW L 25 2018 Stittsville, Ontario Monarchs
61 Canada Nic Pierog RW R 26 2018 Halton, Ontario Monarchs
37 United States Mario Puskarich LW L 26 2018 Cape Coral, Florida Monarchs
15 United States Drake Rymsha C R 20 2018 Huntington Woods, Michigan Kings
4 United States Tim Shoup D L 23 2018 Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania Monarchs
20 United States Joe Sullivan RW R 25 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada Monarchs
35 United States Danny Tirone G R 24 2018 Trumbull, Connecticut Monarchs
23 United States Travis Walsh D L 25 2018 Bangor, Maine Monarchs
11 United States Cory Ward C R 25 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Monarchs
1 United States Charles Williams G L 27 2017 Detroit, Michigan Monarchs
27 United States Craig Wyszomirski D L 26 2016 Mahwah, New Jersey Monarchs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monarchs Name Doug Christiansen Head Coach". OurSportsCentral.com. Jun 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Reign Become the AHL Affiliate of LA Kings". Ontario Reign. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  3. ^ "Monarchs to Join ECHL in 2015–16". Manchester Monarchs. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  4. ^ "Manchester Monarchs Sold to PPI Sports". Arena Digest. August 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Want to buy a hockey team? The Monarchs are for sale". New Hampshire Union Leader. January 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Team « Manchester Monarchs roster". Manchester Monarchs. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-07-19.

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