Carolina Monarchs

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.

Carolina Monarchs
CityGreensboro, North Carolina
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaGreensboro Coliseum
ColorsRed, Blue & Gold
MediaNews & Record
AffiliatesFlorida Panthers
Franchise history
1995–1997Carolina Monarchs
1997–1999Beast of New Haven

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
1995–96802838113703133434th, SouthOut of playoffs
1996–9780284345652733035th, Mid-AtlanticOut 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.
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