Greensboro Monarchs

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Greensboro Monarchs
CityGreensboro, North Carolina
LeagueEast Coast Hockey League
DivisionWest (1990–1991)
East (1991–1995)
Founded1989
Operated1989–1995
Home arenaGreensboro Coliseum
ColorsRed, White, Blue
Head coachJeff Brubaker (1989–1995)
Franchise history
1989–1995Greensboro Monarchs
 
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Greensboro Monarchs
CityGreensboro, North Carolina
LeagueEast Coast Hockey League
DivisionWest (1990–1991)
East (1991–1995)
Founded1989
Operated1989–1995
Home arenaGreensboro Coliseum
ColorsRed, White, Blue
Head coachJeff Brubaker (1989–1995)
Franchise history
1989–1995Greensboro Monarchs

The Greensboro Monarchs were a professional ice hockey team based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Monarchs joined the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) as an expansion franchise prior to the start of the 1989-90 season and surrendered the franchise back to the League when the Monarchs joined the American Hockey League (AHL) at the conclusion of the 1994-95 ECHL season.

History[edit]

The Monarchs played in the ECHL from 1989 until 1995, reaching the playoffs in every season. They won the "Riley Cup" in their inaugural season, beating the Winston-Salem Thunderbirds four games to one. Goalie Wade Flaherty would be named Playoff MVP. The Monarchs would also reach the Riley Cup Finals in 1991 and 1995.

With some of the owners voting to enter the higher level American Hockey League, the franchise was canceled by the ECHL. The re-named Carolina Monarchs then played in the AHL for the 1995-1996 season before their lease was revoked by the Greensboro Coliseum when the Hartford Whalers from Connecticut of the National Hockey League (NHL) moved temporarily to Greensboro with its large Coliseum and became the new Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. The Hurricanes have since settled into their new Arena in their permanent home at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Season-by-season results[edit]

SeasonGamesWonLostOTLSOLPointsGFGAPIMPlayoffs
1989–9060292740622632831875Won Championship
1990–9164342730712752682148Lost In Finals
1991–9264431740902972522436Lost In Round 3
1992–9364332920682562612704Lost In Round 1
1993–9468412124883192622181Lost In Round 2
1994–9568312890712772932664Lost In Finals
6 seasons38821114924445014871619140086 appearances
Preceded by
Carolina Thunderbirds
Riley Cup Champions
1989-90
Succeeded by
Hampton Roads Admirals