A season to remember – celebrating 10 seasons in Manchester

It has been nine glorious years since the first puck was dropped at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Through every bone-crushing hit and every highlight reel goal, the Manchester Monarchs have continuously provided quality family entertainment at affordable prices for their fans, while maintaining an unceasing commitment of giving back to the community. The Monarchs are entering into a new era as the first employee of the team, Jeff Eisenberg, is starting a new adventure at Eisenberg, Vital & Ryze Advertising. Stepping up to the challenge of filling some big shoes is the team’s new president, Darren Abbott. Following four years in a similar role with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays, Abbott brings his creative ideas and team branding to the organization as it embarks on its 10th season in the American Hockey League. Coming on board for such a pinnacle year is both exciting and challenging,” said Abbott. “The fans in Monarchs Country are devoted to the team and we are celebrating a monumental season. We’re not only commemorating the success of the Monarchs, we are celebrating the city of Manchester and the state of New Hampshire.”The Monarchs are the No. 1 sports destination in the state and are committed to the community now more than ever. Over its first nine years, the Monarchs team and its charitable arm, the Monarchs Care Foundation, have donated over $1.5 million in monetary and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout New Hampshire. An award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and recreational opportunities for children, the Monarchs Care Foundation is proud to continually make a difference in the lives of countless children and their families. Through all of the economic fluctuations, the Monarchs Care Foundation continuously finds new and creative ways to help organizations in need,” explained Senior Vice President Cheryl Abbott. “The community has rallied around the team and our charitable efforts time and time again. We are looking forward to embarking on our 10th season with bigger and better charitable events and providing stronger community support.” The organization has solidified itself as a front runner in the community for entertainment and it planted the seed in New Hampshire for professional sports franchises to thrive in the state. The fans gave the team their support and dedication when the Verizon Wireless Arena was just a hole in the ground. Through each victory and defeat, the Monarchs supporters have stood by each and every player and coach. The 10th season will be no different as the Monarchs embark on a celebration of the past, the present and what the future will bring for the organization with the fans front and center for this momentous season. With memorable promotions such as the infamous Mullet Nights that have put the team on the map across the country and paid tribute to the coveted hockey hair, the most memorable and successful American Hockey League All-Star Classic where the best players in the world competed in the Queen City, Candidate Bobblehead night that took the politics out of a political promotion, each American Pride Night that salutes those individuals that protect the citizens of New Hampshire, Officer Briggs Night that was dedicated to one of our own who was tragically taken in the line of duty and Red Sox Night which celebrated the ultimate prize that our neighbors to the south won and brought the celebration to the Granite State, the Monarchs are known for their creativity and the entertaining atmosphere they provide at each game. Under the direction of Darren Abbott, the Monarchs’ 10th season will not be a onenight celebration; it will begin with the 2010-11 opening night puck drop and carry on throughout the year until the final buzzer of the last game. The Monarchs are proud to call New Hampshire home and are ready to celebrate their 10th season with every member of Monarchs Country!Manchester Monarchs
555 Elm St. Manchester, NH 03101
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