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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
2017–18 ECHL season
City Manchester, New Hampshire
League ECHL
Conference Eastern
Division North
Founded 1993
Home arena SNHU Arena
Owner(s) PPI Sports, LLC
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
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 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]

Prior to the their second season, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) sold the Monarchs to PPI Sports, LLC on August 2, 2016.[3] 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

Current rosterEdit

Updated November 24, 2017.[4]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
19   Agosta, JustinJustin Agosta D R 27 2017 East Meadow, New York Monarchs
12   Cameranesi, TonyTony Cameranesi F R 24 2017 Plymouth, Minnesota Monarchs
31   Cowley, EvanEvan Cowley G L 22 2017 Evergreen, Colorado Thunderbirds
24   Doherty, MichaelMichael Doherty RW R 24 2017 Reading, Massachusetts Monarchs
8   Kelley, TommyTommy Kelley F L 23 2017 Natick, Massachusetts Monarchs
6   Kolomatis, DavidDavid Kolomatis (C) D R 28 2015 Basking Ridge, New Jersey Monarchs
13   Kopitar, GašperGašper Kopitar (A) W R 25 2015 Jesenice, Slovenia Monarchs
15   Kurker, SamSam Kurker RW R 23 2017 Boston, Massachusetts Reign
17   Leitner, MattMatt Leitner C L 27 2015 Los Alamitos, California Monarchs
28   Lowry, JoelJoel Lowry LW L 26 2017 Calgary, Alberta Monarchs
16   Lynch, ZacZac Lynch C R 25 2016 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Monarchs
29   Marcinew, MattMatt Marcinew C R 24 2017 Calgary, Alberta Reign
91   Nemcik, MartinMartin Nemcik D L 25 2017 Bratislava, Slovakia Monarchs
23   Saucerman, ColtonColton Saucerman D R 25 2017 Colorado Springs, Colorado Monarchs
11   Schmalz, MattMatt Schmalz RW R 21 2017 Dunnville, Ontario Reign
5   Schurhamer, EricEric Schurhamer D L 24 2017 St. Paul, Minnesota Monarchs
10   Smotherman, JordanJordan Smotherman LW L 31 2017 Corvallis, Oregon Monarchs
11   Ward, CoryCory Ward C R 24 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Monarchs
12   Watson, SpencerSpencer Watson RW R 21 2017 London, Ontario Kings
1   Williams, CharlesCharles Williams G L 25 2017 Detroit, Michigan Monarchs
27   Wyszomirski, CraigCraig Wyszomirski D L 25 2016 Mahwah, New Jersey Monarchs


  1. ^ "Reign Become the AHL Affiliate of LA Kings". Ontario Reign. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Monarchs to Join ECHL in 2015–16". Manchester Monarchs. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Manchester Monarchs Sold to PPI Sports". Arena Digest. August 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Team « Manchester Monarchs roster". Manchester Monarchs. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 

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