Carolina Monarchs

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Carolina Monarchs
City Greensboro, North Carolina
League American Hockey League
Conference Southern
Operated 1995–1997
Home arena Greensboro Coliseum
Colors Red, Blue & Gold
Media News & Record
Affiliates Florida Panthers
Franchise history
1995–1997 Carolina Monarchs
1997–1999 Beast of New Haven

The Carolina Monarchs were a short-lived ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the Greensboro Coliseum.

In the spring of 1997, the Hartford Whalers of the NHL announced that they would play in the Greensboro Coliseum for two seasons as the newly named Carolina Hurricanes.[1] The NHL team purchased the dethroned Monarchs, moving the franchise to New Haven, Connecticut, where the team played as the Beast of New Haven.


The market was previously served by:

The market was subsequently home to:

Season-by-season results

  • Carolina Monarchs 1995–1997
  • Beast of New Haven 1997–1999
Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
Standing Playoffs
1995–96 80 28 38 11 3 70 313 343 4th, South Out of playoffs
1996–97 80 28 43 4 5 65 273 303 5th, Mid-Atlantic Out of playoffs


  1. Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. 144. ISBN 1-894974-21-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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