MANCHESTER, NH – July is about as far from ice hockey season as you can get, but Manchester’s professional ice hockey team has been busy over the past few days.
This week, Manchester Monarchs Head Coach and General Manager Doug Christensen announced that the team has re-signed two key members of the 2017-’18 squad: David Kolomatis and Colton Saucerman.
Kolomatis, the Monarchs’ captain for the past three seasons, has spent seven years in Manchester, including four years in the AHL.
In the first nine seasons of his career, Kolomatis played 536 games split between the Monarchs, the Providence Bruins, the Hersey Bears, the Toronto Marlies and Tappara of Liiga in Finland.
Saucerman returns to Manchester for a third season, posting a career-high 41 points this season while also posting brief stints in the AHL.
Manchester also re-signed Nic Pierog, who appeared in two games for the Monarchs after concluding his senior year at Clarkson University.
The Monarchs also announced another familiar face that won’t return to SNHU Arena: assistant head coach Jeff Giuliano.
A native of Nashua, Giuliano will join the University of New Hampshire as their assistant coach for the 2018-’19 season.
Giuliano joined the Monarchs coaching staff in 2015 after playing 101 games for the Los Angeles Kings, 273 games for the Monarchs and other stops with the Reading Royals, Dynamo Minsk in the KHL and Iserlohn Roosters in Germany.
Off the ice, the Monarchs announced a partnership the Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown.
Throughout the summer, Stonebridge and the Monarchs are set to hold a series of three events at the clubs, where fans will have the opportunity to golf with Monarchs, followed by a reception.
More information is available by calling 603-497-8633 or at the Stonebridge website.