Cleveland Monsters Release 2016-17 Regular Season Schedule
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters, the AHL’s reigning Calder Cup Champions, announced today the release of the team’s 2016-17 regular season schedule featuring 76 AHL contests beginning Friday, October 14th at 7:00 pm at Quicken Loans Arena versus the Monsters’ Central-Division rivals, the Rockford IceHogs. The 2016-17 campaign marks the Monsters’ 10th AHL season and second as the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets. Click here for a printable version of the Monsters’ 2016-17 regular season schedule.
During the 2016-17 campaign, the Monsters will play 68 of their 76 regular season games versus Central Division foes with 12 meetings apiece scheduled between Cleveland and the Grand Rapids Griffins, Iowa Wild and Chicago Wolves, and eight meetings each between the Monsters and the Manitoba Moose, Charlotte Checkers and Rockford. Cleveland’s only clashes outside the Central Division are four meetings each versus the Pacific Division’s Texas Stars and San Antonio Rampage.
The Monsters will play 23 weekend home games this season, including 12 Friday night tilts, eight Saturday games and three Sunday afternoon matinees. Notable dates on the Monsters’ home schedule include a Veterans Day clash versus Chicago at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 11th, a 7:00 pm puck-drop versus Grand Rapids to cap Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, November 26th, a pair of post-holiday games versus the Griffins on Wednesday, December 28th and Friday, December 30th at 7:00 pm and a St. Patrick’s Day showdown versus the Texas Stars on Friday, March 17th at 7:00 pm.
The Monsters’ longest home-stand of the season is a stretch of eight straight home dates versus four opponents stretching from Friday, March 17th to Thursday, March 30th while the team’s longest road trip will be a seven-game, three-state trek beginning on Wednesday, February 15th in Rockford and ending on Saturday, February 25th in Charlotte. Cleveland will conclude its regular season with three straight home dates in mid-April at The Q versus Grand Rapids on Sunday, April 9th at 5:00 pm and Manitoba on Thursday, April 13th and Friday, April 14th at 7:00 pm.
Fans can look forward to exciting promotions and events throughout the Monsters’ 10th Anniversary Season, including a Championship Celebration weekend, exclusive giveaway items, specialty jersey nights, game night promotions and much more. Full details including the entire Monsters promotional schedule and single game ticket on sale dates will be announced within the next week.
To ensure you’re a part of a ‘Monster,’ ‘Cleveland-style’ opportunity, be sure to join the Monsters for their 10th Anniversary season as they celebrate their 2016 Calder Cup Championship season and take the ice to defend their crown during the 2016-17 American Hockey League season! As part of the Monsters’ exciting new name and uniform launch, we are excited to make available to our fans the limited-time ‘CLE Pack’ that will include the following items:
- Your choice of any two (2) games during the 10th anniversary 2016-17 season
- An exclusive “CLEVELAND MONSTERS” mini Fathead wall graphic
- Free Parking for each game you choose
This amazing package starts at just $20 and will only be available while supplies last. Act today to see your Calder Cup Champions in action at The Q this year! All tickets can be purchased online HERE, or by calling (216) 420-0000, visiting the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office or any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart. Be sure to follow the Monsters on Twitter @monstershockey, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/monstershockey and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/monstershockey.