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LEMonsters: Week 3 on the ice


The Monsters finished the 3rd week of the season a dismal 3-5-1-1 which puts them 4th in the division.  Defense continues to be a huge problem, allowing four or five goals a game. With tough games this week vs the Adirondack Flames, it’s going to take  alot of work to get back on a winning track.

Week 3 Stats


Saturday, November 1st vs Texas Stars 4-3 OT

G Calvin Pickard got his second win in a row thanks to an overtime goal by LW Michael Schumacher.  The Monsters got off to an early lead with two goals in the first period from C Joey Hishon and C Colin Smith. The  Stars answered with a goal to end the first period 2-1. Hishon got his second goal of the night in the second period but the Stars answered back to stay within one, 3-2.  In the third period, despite some great saves, Pickard gave up a goal to Brett Ritchie to send us to overtime. Luckily, before the 3:00 mark and the loss of a player for both sides, Schumacher hit the game winner.  Pickard stopped 33 of 36 SOG.


Tuesday, November 4th at Rockford IceHogs 4-5 OT

The Monsters managed to score four goals, all on power-plays, which in itself is amazing, but they fell short in overtime to the IceHogs. Pickard stopped 41 of 46 SOGs, the most this defense has allowed all season. While their ability to score on the power play has been a problem in the past, the defense is still allowing too much access to the crease.



Friday, November 7th vs Utica Comets 1-4

A lone goal from F Borna Rendulic kept the Monsters from being blanked at home but was a far cry from the four goals scored by league-leading Comets.  G Pickard stopped 31 of 35 SOGs and perhaps needs a bit of a break. This is the third game in a row for Pickard facing 30+ shots and he’s wearing down a bit.  This was the Monsters most disappointing performance on Home Ice so far this season.




Wednesday, November 12th at Grand Rapids Griffins 3-5RomanWill

The Griffins may sit at the bottom of the division, but they gave the visiting Monsters more than they could handle on Wednesday night. Getting off to a 4-0 start, the Griffins owned the crease and forced G Pickard out of the game, replaced by fresh-faced G Roman Will.  The Monsters finally mounted some offense in the third period with goals from C Troy Bourke, C Sam Henley (the first of his careeer)  and LW Andrew Agozzino, cutting the Comet lead to just one. But their attempt at a comeback fell short when Griffin C Andreas Athanasiou scored an empty-net goal to take a 5-3 lead.


The Monsters return home with games at the Q this weekend vs the Adirondack Flames.

Friday, November 14th – 7:30: Face Off Against Diabetes, Dollar Dog and Soda Night

Saturday, November 15th – 1pm : Kids Day Game


Respectfully Submitted,

Cleveland Kate



Lake Erie Monsters : Back on the Ice!

The 2014-15 AHL season is underway and Monsters Hockey is BACK! After a dismal 1-3 start, the Monsters head out on a three-city road trip this weekend (Friday in Grand Rapids, Saturday in Milwaukee and Sunday in Rockford) that will be pretty brutal. Each Friday afternoon I’ll recap the prior weeks games and preview the upcoming weekend. I’ll also keep you up-to-date on Home Ice Special Events! Rather than dwell on this first tough week of games, here are a few things that changed from last season that you should know…

DivisionNew Division: The AHL has done some realigning and the Monsters are now in the Western Conference, Midwest Division.  They face a tough challenge in this new division, facicng The Chicago Wolves, The Grand Rapids Griffins, The Milwaukee Admirals and The Rockford Icehogs. (How can you not love a name like “Icehogs?”) Anyway, looking at last year’s final standings, the Monsters would be a distant last place vs this competition. They will have their work cut out for them , especially considering their penalty-kill and shoot-out problems of last year.

Rule 85 “Over time”: And speaking of shoot-out problems, expect fewer of them this year with the new OT rules… We start with a 7 minute Sudden Death OT period… At the 4:00 mark, the first referee whistle stopping play will result in each team losing a player or 3-on-3 action! If the game is still tied after this period, a shoot-out featuring three players from each team will commence.  I can’t wait to see the Monsters play one of these new style of OT periods. The challenge for Head Coach Dave Chenowyth in managing the lines and watching the players with that much more empty ice… Awesome!

Congrats to stellar goalie Calvin Pickard on being called up by the Colorado Avalance and getting to play in his first NHL game this week. He made the trip to Chicago with the team and had just finished lunch and was getting ready for practice when he got the call. He was off to Ottawa be the backup for Reto Berra and due to a collision early in the first period, ended up in the crease and finished the game. Unfortunately, a  couple of 3rd period goals by the Senators turned his first game into a loss, but at least he’s up there!

Welcome to a couple new faces: Captain Bruno Gervais and rookie goalie Roman Will. With Pickard being called up, we’ll see much NewFacesmore of Will than I expected when we first signed him and defensemen Gervais being named a team captain tells you what his teammates think of him and his abilities. Welcome to Cleveland, guys!

Lastly,  if you are a hockey fan and you’re looking for pumpkin carving idea, check out the Lake Erie Monsters website. They’ve got some easy stencils on their to use for carving and show the whole neighborhood that you are a spooky hockey fan like me!

For more LEMonsters news, follow me on twitter @ClvlndK8.
You should also be following the voice of the Monsters @DougPlagens


Respectfully Submitted,

Cleveland Kate