Doug Christiansen, the director of player development and recruitment for the United States Hockey League for the last four years, is the new head coach of the Manchester Monarchs, the ECHL team announced on Wednesday.
The Adirondack Thunder did all of its scoring in the second period on its way to a 5-3 victory over the Manchester Monarchs in Game 3 of the ECHL North Division Finals Tuesday night at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, N.Y.
Rob Hamilton’s goal with 2:36 remaining in overtime lifted the Manchester Monarchs to a 4-3 victory over the host Reading Royals on Monday night, giving the Monarchs a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven ECHL North Division semifinal playoffs.
When the Manchester Monarchs played in the AHL, from 2001 to 2008 the Reading Royals were their ECHL affiliate, all under the Los Angeles Kings’ umbrella. Tonight, though, the clubs turn adversaries when Manchester hosts Game 1 of the ECHL North Division semifinals.