Monsters Claim First Home Victory with 7-1 Win Over IcehogsOct 25, 2019
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters beat the Rockford IceHogs 7-1 on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 4-3-0-1 and are currently tied for third place in the AHL’s North Division standings with nine points.
Tyler Sikura recorded Rockford’s lone marker midway through the first period before Cleveland took control of the game scoring seven unanswered goals starting with Anton Karlsson’s tally just 12 seconds later. Ryan MacInnis, Nathan Gerbe and Paul Bittner added to the Monsters lead in the first period followed by Calvin Thurkauf and Sam Vigneault each scoring tallies in the middle frame before Zac Dalpe finished the game with a power-play goal in the third period. Monsters’ goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks finished the night stopping 24 shots for the win while IceHogs’ Collin Delia had 21 saves in the loss.
|CLE||28||1/2||4/4||51 min / 12 inf|
|RFD||25||0/4||1/2||37 min / 9 inf|
Cleveland Record: 4-3-0-1, T-3rd North Division
Rockford Record: 2-4-0-0, 7th Central Division
Next Game: The Monsters faceoff against the Rockford IceHogs in a 1:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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