Manchester Monarchs (ECHL) Article

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Manchester Monarchs
2018–19 ECHL season
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City Manchester, New Hampshire
League ECHL
ConferenceEastern
DivisionNorth
Founded1993
Home arena SNHU Arena
Colors         
Owner(s)PPI Sports, LLC
General managerDoug Christiansen [1]
Head coachDoug Christiansen
Affiliates Los Angeles Kings ( NHL)
Ontario Reign ( AHL)
Franchise history
1993–2000Huntington Blizzard
2003–2008 Texas Wildcatters
2008–2015 Ontario 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

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.

Season-by-season records

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

Current roster

Updated November 3, 2018. [5]
# Nat Player Pos S/ G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
12 United States Tony Cameranesi F R 25 2017 Plymouth, Minnesota Monarchs
7 United States Chris Carlisle D L 23 2018 Fort Lee, New Jersey Monarchs
8 United States Brendan Collier LW L 25 2018 Charlestown, Massachusetts Monarchs
90 Canada Dexter Dancs LW L 23 2018 North Vancouver, British Columbia Monarchs
24 United States Michael Doherty RW R 25 2017 Reading, Massachusetts Monarchs
33 Belarus Stepan Falkovsky D L 21 2018 Minsk, Belarus Kings
14 United States Jared Fiegl LW L 22 2018 Parker, Colorado Monarchs
31 Canada Cole Kehler G R 20 2018 Altona, Manitoba Kings
10 United States Zeb Knutson RW R 24 2018 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Monarchs
6 United States David Kolomatis ( C) D R 29 2015 Basking Ridge, New Jersey Monarchs
13 Slovenia Gasper Kopitar ( A) W R 26 2015 Jesenice, Slovenia Monarchs
28 Canada Ryan Kujawinski C L 23 2018 Kirkland Lake, Ontario Monarchs
9 United States Sam Kurker RW R 24 2017 Boston, Massachusetts Monarchs
21 Canada Matt Marcinew C R 25 2017 Calgary, Alberta Monarchs
61 Canada Nic Pierog RW R 25 2018 Halton, Ontario Monarchs
23 United States Colton Saucerman D R 26 2017 Colorado Springs, Colorado Monarchs
5 United States Eric Schurhamer D L 24 2017 St. Paul, Minnesota Monarchs
3 Canada Austin Strand D R 21 2018 Calgary, Alberta Kings
20 United States Joe Sullivan RW R 24 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada Monarchs
11 United States Cory Ward C R 25 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Monarchs
17 Canada Spencer Watson RW R 22 2017 London, Ontario Kings
35 United States Brandon Wildung G L 24 2018 Nassau, Minnesota Monarchs
27 United States Craig Wyszomirski D L 26 2016 Mahwah, New Jersey Monarchs

References

  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. ^ "Team « Manchester Monarchs roster". Manchester Monarchs. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-07-19.

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