The Manchester Monarchs announced Wednesday that they will cease operations, ending the franchise’s 18-year run in the Queen City and leaving both a hockey and entertainment void in the state.

Former Manchester Monarch Zach O’Brien netted a hat trick, leading the Newfoundland Growlers past the visiting Monarchs 5-1 on Monday to clinch the ECHL North Division finals four games to two.

The Adirondack Thunder scored three unanswered goals in the third period and beat the Manchester Monarchs 4-3 on Friday night at SNHU Arena, extending the ECHL first-round playoff series at least another night.

The Manchester Monarchs scored the game's final three goals and beat the Adirondack Thunder 4-2 on Friday night in the opener of the ECHL first-round playoff series in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Worcester scored four straight goals and beat the Manchester Monarchs 5-2 in an ECHL game on Friday night at SNHU Arena.

Sam Kurker scored three goals to lead the Manchester Monarchs to a 6-3 triumph over the Adirondack Thunder on Friday night at SNHU Arena.

David Quenneville's goal with 1:29 remaining in overtime gave the Worcester Railers a 4-3 victory over the Manchester Monarchs on Wednesday night at SNHU Arena.

Spencer Waston, who notched 22 goals and 25 assists in 47 games with the ECHL Manchester Monarchs this season, was traded by the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Matheson Iacopelli.

Goalie Branden Komm stopped all three Monarchs attempts in the shootout and Josh MacDonald scored for Reading in the Royals’ 4-3 ECHL victory on Friday night at SNHU Arena in Manchester.

The Manchester Monarchs scored two short-handed goals and beat the Worcester Railers 7-2 Wednesday night at SNHU Arena in Manchester.

Jack Randolph and Cody Fowlie wreaked havoc for the Jacksonville Icemen in a 5-2 win over Manchester Monarchs on Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

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