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.
|2017–18 ECHL season|
|City||Manchester, New Hampshire|
|Home arena||SNHU Arena|
|Owner(s)||PPI Sports, LLC|
|Head coach||Richard Seeley|
|Affiliates||Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Ontario Reign (AHL)
|Division Championships||1 (2015–16)|
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 member's of the AHL's new Pacific Division. 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".
Prior to the their second season, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) sold the Monarchs to PPI Sports, LLC on August 2, 2016. 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||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||—|
- "Reign Become the AHL Affiliate of LA Kings". Ontario Reign. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
- "Monarchs to Join ECHL in 2015–16". Manchester Monarchs. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
- "Manchester Monarchs Sold to PPI Sports". Arena Digest. August 2, 2016.
- "Team « Manchester Monarchs roster". Manchester Monarchs. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-07-19.