For the first time in franchise history, the Manchester Monarchs are headed to the Calder Cup Finals.
The Monarchs finished off a sweep of the Hartford Wolf Pack with a 3-1 win Wednesday night, capturing the team’s first American Hockey League Eastern Conference title.
Manchester will take on the winner of the Western Conference finals. The Utica Comets and the Grand Rapids Griffins are tied at a game apiece.
Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals will be June 6 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.
This marks the final season for the Monarchs in Manchester. It was announced in January that the team would move to Ontario, California after this season.
New Hampshire's largest city will not be without professional hockey, however. The East Coast Hockey League affiliate of the Kings, the Ontario Reign, will move to Manchester, taking the Monarchs' place and adopting the team's name.