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Manchester Monarchs (ECHL)

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.

Manchester Monarchs
2018–19 ECHL season
City Manchester, New Hampshire
League ECHL
Conference Eastern
Division North
Founded 1993
Home arena SNHU Arena
Owner(s) PPI Sports, LLC
General manager Doug Christiansen[1]
Head coach Doug Christiansen
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
Division Championships 1 (2015–16)

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.



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 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
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 rosterEdit

Updated August 12, 2018.[5]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
24   Michael Doherty RW R 24 2017 Reading, Massachusetts Monarchs
22   Rob Hamilton D L 24 2017 Calgary, Alberta Monarchs
6   David Kolomatis (C) D R 29 2015 Basking Ridge, New Jersey Monarchs
29   Matt Marcinew C R 24 2017 Calgary, Alberta Monarchs
91   Martin Nemcik D L 26 2017 Bratislava, Slovakia Monarchs
14   Nic Pierog RW R 25 2018 Halton, Ontario Monarchs
23   Colton Saucerman D R 26 2017 Colorado Springs, Colorado Monarchs
5   Eric Schurhamer D L 24 2017 St. Paul, Minnesota Monarchs
  Joe Sullivan RW R 24 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada Monarchs
11   Cory Ward C R 24 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Monarchs


  1. ^ "Monarchs Name Doug Christiansen Head Coach". 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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