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Monsters Begin Weekend Road Trip Against Rochester Americans

Monsters Begin Weekend Road Trip Against Rochester Americans

Oct 18, 2019

In the first of eight meetings between the two teams this season, the Cleveland Monsters, affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, drop the puck vs. the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, on Friday with full coverage, live from Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 3-6 home loss to the Syracuse Crunch on Saturiday, the Cleveland Monsters enter tonight’s game at 2-2-0-0 on the season. With four points, the Monsters currently rank fifth in the AHL’s North Division standings and tied for ninth in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is currently led in scoring by C Zac Dalpe (2-1-3), D Adam Clendening (1-2-3), LW Calvin Thurkauf (1-2-3) and C Justin Scott (0-3-3).

 

AMERKS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 3-2 road shootout win over the Hartford Wolf Pack on Sunday, the Rochester Americans enter tonight’s game at 3-1-0-0 on the season. With six points, the Amerks currently rank third in the AHL’s North Division standings and fifth in the Eastern Conference. Rochester is currently led in scoring by RW Tage Thompson (2-3-5), D Zach Redmond (1-3-4) and C Andrew Oglevie (2-0-2).

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES: Friday marks the first of eight games between the Monsters and Amerks this season and the first of four meetings between the two teams at Blue Cross Arena this year.

 

MONSTERS GOALTENDERS:

35 Veini Vehvilainen OVERALL

2 GP, (1-1-0), 0 SO, 3.50 GAA, .897 S%

  LAST APP. 

(31/37) in 3-6 L vs SYR 10/12/19

  HEAD-TO-HEAD N/A
  ON THE ROAD 1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .968 S%
39 Brad Thiessen OVERALL N/A
  LAST APP.  N/A
  HEAD-TO-HEAD N/A
  ON THE ROAD N/A
80 Matiss Kivlenieks OVERALL

2 GP, (1-1-0), 0 SO, 2.02 GAA, .925 S%

  LAST APP. 

(22/24) in 1-2 L vs SYR 10/11/19

  HEAD-TO-HEAD

1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 2.03 GAA, .917 S%

  ON THE ROAD 1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 2.03 GAA, .917 S%

AMERKS GOALTENDERS:

31 Jonas Johansson              OVERALL

1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .900 S%

  LAST APP.     

(27/30) in 2-3 L at PRO 10/12/19

  HEAD-TO-HEAD N/A
  ON THE ROAD N/A
35 Andrew Hammond OVERALL

3 GP, (3-0-0), 0 SO, 1.60 GAA, .941 S%

  LAST APP. 

(33/35) in 3-2 SOW at HFD 10/13/19

  HEAD-TO-HEAD N/A
  ON THE ROAD

1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 1.87 GAA, .931 S%

41 Michael Houser OVERALL N/A
  LAST APP.      N/A
  HEAD-TO-HEAD N/A
  ON THE ROAD N/A

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • ROAD WARRIORS: The Monsters have had their only success this season away from home, claiming back-to-back wins in the first two games of the season, a 3-2 win on October 4th and a 4-1 victory on October 5th over the Laval Rocket at suburban Montreal’s Place Bell.
  • BOUNCE BACK: Cleveland needs to flip the script following a pair of home losses to the Syracuse Crunch at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday and Saturday by a combined goal differential of -4 (4/8).
  • ZAC ATTACK: The Monsters hope to get their co-captain and 2018-19 leading scorer Zac Dalpe going on Friday in Rochester. The Paris, ON native currently ranks second league-wide in shots on goal (19) and is tied for Cleveland’s team-lead in points (4 GP, 2-1-3), but hasn’t posted a goal or an assist since October 5th.
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