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Monsters Come Back for 3-2 Win Over IceHogs

Monsters Come Back for 3-2 Win Over IceHogs

Dec 21, 2019

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters beat the Rockford IceHogs 3-2 on Saturday night at BMO Harris Bank Center. With the win, the Monsters are now 14-13-1-2 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings with 31 points.


Rockford scored the only goal of the first period 29 seconds into the game after Jospeh Cramarossa notched a tally to take an early lead.


Cleveland responded with three unanswered tallies in the middle frame starting with Brett Gallant’s marker at 4:03 with helpers from Adam Clendening and Derek Barach. The Monsters claimed a 3-0 lead with a Nathan Gerbe power-play tally with assists from Clendening and Trey Fix-Wolansky at 13:15 and an unassisted Stefan Matteau short-handed marker at 15:13.


Cramarossa scored his second goal of the game for the IceHogs on the power play at 7:58 of the third period, but the Monsters held onto the 3-2 lead for the win.


Veini Vehvilainen made 22 saves for the win while Rockford’s Kevin Lankinen stopped 27 pucks in the loss.


The Monsters return home to face off against the Charlotte Checkers on Saturday night with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.


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  1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final
CLE 0 3 0 - - 3
RFD 1 0 1 - - 2


Shots/Special Teams:

  Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 30 1/3 3/4 10 min / 5 inf
RFD 24 1/4 2/3 6 min / 3 inf



  Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record
CLE Vehvilainen W 22 2 6-7-1
RFD Lankinen L 27 3 7-4-1



Cleveland Record: 14-13-1-2, 7th North Division

Rockford Record: 17-11-0-1, 2nd Central Division




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