Hooksett, NH – The New Hampshire Monarchs captured the 2009 EJHL Regular Season Championship by putting together an impressive 20-game win streak to climb over both the Junior Bruins and Jersey Hitmen and earn a bid to the 2009 National Championships. “Our staff is just so impressed with this group of young men who truly amazed all who followed them with a staggering 29-1-1 finish, ” stated GM/Head Coach Sean Tremblay. “I think everyone ruled us out for the regular season title in early November,but the players did what all Monarchs teams of past have done and that is worry about themselves and continue to get better each week. The guys really have a special bond and believe in each other and when that culture takes over anything is possible, including an astonishing 20-game win streak to finish the season. I am very proud of all of them”
Over the weekend the team took down the Junior Bruins 6-3 and the New England Huskies 3-0. They finish the season with an over all record of 38-7-4-2 and an EJHL record of 35-5-4-1. They have been crowned EJHL Regular Season Champs each year since 2006 and during that time their regular season record has been 143-23-10-4. They have also been to the EJHL Finals each year having won the Dineen Cup 2 out of 3 times. Since becoming the Monarchs in 2001-2002, they have also been to the Dineen Cup Finals in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 winning the Dineen Cup in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2007. In the only two years of a Tier III Jr A National Championship they have captured both titles.
More importantly than the championships are the fact over 75 players have been placed into Division One schools and over 40 to Division Three Schools since 2001. Also 8 players have been selected by the National Hockey League (NHL) at the annual NHL Entry Draft since 2002 with the potential for a few more at this year’s draft.