MANCHESTER — The Manchester Monarchs — the professional hockey team that drew thousands of hockey fans to the Queen City and provided a linchpin in the downtown redevelopment of the early 2000s — is hanging up its skates, the team announced Wednesday.

The announcement means that the 2018-19 season was the last for the Monarchs and next winter will be the first in 18 years that professional hockey isn’t played at the city-owned arena, currently named the SNHU Arena.

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