Sept. 29, 1999: The American Hockey League approves moving a dormant franchise, owned by former Pittsburgh Penguins owner Howard Baldwin, to Manchester, with play to begin in 2001.

June 2000: The NHL Los Angeles Kings announce they have bought a majority stake from Baldwin. It will be the Kings’ top developmental team and would begin play in the 2001-2002 season.

August 2000: The team is named the Monarchs, named after an amateur club that played at JFK Coliseum in Manchester in the 1970s. Later that year, Manchester’s Hubie McDonough is announced as the team’s director of hockey operations.

February 2001: It is learned that Bruce Boudreau, the coach of the AHL Lowell Lock Monsters, will be the Monarchs’ first coach.

Sept. 22, 2001: The Monarchs play their first exhibition game at Tri-Town Arena in Hooksett.

Nov. 16, 2001: After playing their first 13 regular-season games on the road, the Monarchs play their home opener at the newly opened Verizon Wireless Arena. Manchester beats Boudreau’s old team, the Lock Monsters, 3-1, before a sellout crowd of 10,057.

2002-2006: The Monarchs lead the AHL in attendance in three of four seasons.

2002-2014: They don’t win any titles, but the Monarchs are consistent winners and cultivate plenty of NHL talent. Much of that talent, including forward Dustin Brown and goalie Jonathan Quick, go on to lead the Kings to a pair of Stanley Cups, in 2012 and 2014.

2014-15: Led by captain Brian O’Neill and playoff addition Adrian Kempe, the Monarchs win their first and only Calder Cup. Mike Stothers is the coach. It turns out to be their final season in the AHL.

January 2015: The Kings announce they are flipping teams, moving the ECHL Ontario (Calif.) Reign to Manchester and the Monarchs to Ontario. (They would keep their original team names, though). It’s part of an AHL-wide push to move teams from the East Coast to be closer to their parent teams out west.

August 2016: PPI Sports LLC, with Brian Cheek as the Monarchs’ CEO, buys the team from {span}Anschutz Entertainment Group.{/span}

{span}January 2019: With attendance steadily dwindling, the team is marketed for sale.{/span}

{span}May 15, 2019: After competing in the ECHL for four seasons, the Monarchs announce they have ceased operations.{/span}