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Monsters fall in hard fought 5-2 loss to Griffins

Monsters fall in hard fought 5-2 loss to Griffins

Apr 30, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Grand Rapids Griffins 5-2 on Saturday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with 12,123 fans joining the team for Fan Salute Night. With the loss, the Monsters end the season 28-35-8-5 and in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Trey Fix-Wolansky quickly opened the scoring just 10 seconds into the first period with a goal assisted by Owen Sillinger. Tyler Angle doubled the lead with a marker at 11:52 off a feed from Tyler Sikura sending the Monsters to the first intermission ahead 2-0. Grand Rapids’ Riley Baber scored two goals in the middle frame both on the power-play tally at 4:21 and 17:55 tying the game 2-2 after 40 minutes. The Griffins took control of the third period with goals from Josh Dickinson 2:03, Jonatan Berggren at 18:11 and Barber at 19:28 bringing the final score of 5-2.  

 

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 11 stops in defeat while Grand Rapids’ Victor Brattstrom made 26 saves for the win.

 

The Monsters return for the Opening Night of the 2022-23 season on Friday, October 14, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. An opponent, start time and promotion will be announced at a later date.

 

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Scoring:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

Final

CLE

2

0

0

-

-

2

GR

0

2

3

-

-

5

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

28

0/4

2/4

13 min / 5 inf

GR

16

2/4

4/4

35 min / 8 inf

 

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Greaves

L

11

3

12-12-2

GR

Brattstrom

W

26

2

11-16-3

Cleveland Record: 28-35-8-5, 7th North Division

Grand Rapids Record: 29-32-10-5, 7th Central Division

 

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