Red, White, Blue
| Greensboro Coliseum|
Jeff Brubaker (1989–1995)
Red, White, Blue
| Greensboro, North Carolina|
East Coast Hockey League
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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 ownership obtained an expansion franchise in the American Hockey League (AHL) at the conclusion of the 1994–95 ECHL season.
Greensboro Monarchs Wikipedia
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 ownership renamed the new franchise the Carolina Monarchs and played in the AHL for the 1995–96 season before their lease was revoked by the Greensboro Coliseum when the Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League (NHL) moved temporarily to Greensboro and became the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. The Hurricanes have since settled into their new arena in their permanent home at Raleigh, North Carolina.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime losses, SOL = Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes.