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Monsters Begin Road Trip at Milwaukee

In the fourth of four meetings between the two teams this season, the Cleveland Monsters, affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, drop the puck vs. the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators, on Wednesday with full coverage, live from UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, underway at 11:30 am on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 4-0 home win over the Belleville Senators on Friday, the Cleveland Monsters enter today’s game at 29-25-6-1 on the season. With 65 points, the Monsters currently rank sixth in the AHL’s North Division standings and 12th in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is led in scoring by C Zac Dalpe (21-17-38), C Mark Letestu (17-20-37) and LW Nathan Gerbe (10-22-32).

ADMIRALS PRE-SCOUT: In the wake of a 1-2 road overtime loss to the Chicago Wolves on Sunday, the Milwaukee Admirals enter today’s game at 25-24-13-1 on the season. With 64 points, the Admirals currently rank sixth in the AHL’s Central Division standings and tenth in the Western Conference. Milwaukee is led in scoring by LW Adam Helewka (18-24-42), LW Anthony Richard (19-21-40) and LW Cole Schneider (15-18-33).

SEASON SERIES: Wednesday marks the fourth of four meetings between the Monsters and Admirals this season and the second of two clashes between the two clubs at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena this year. So far this season, Cleveland shows a record of 2-0-1-0 vs. Milwaukee overall with a +1 goal differential (11/10) and the Monsters are 0-0-1-0 vs. the Admirals on the road this season with a -1 goal differential (2/3).

 

MONSTERS GOALTENDERS

35 J-F Berube
OVERALL:     

41 GP, (19-17-5), 0 SO, 3.06 GAA, .894 S%

LAST APPEARANCE:     

(24/25) in 2-1 W vs BEL 3/7/19

HEAD-TO-HEAD:     

3 GP, (2-0-1), 0 SO, 3.19 GAA, .872 S%

ON THE ROAD:     

21 GP, (10-9-2), 0 SO, 2.71 GAA, .902 S%

 

39 Brad Thiessen
OVERALL:     

12 GP, (6-4-1), 0 SO, 2.73 GAA, .903 S%

LAST APPEARANCE:     

(26/26) in 4-0 W vs CEL 3/8/19

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

N/A

AT HOME:     

5 GP, (1-3-1), 0 SO, 3.82 GAA, .873 S%

 

ADMIRALS GOALTENDERS

1 Troy Grosenick
OVERALL:     

36 GP, (16-14-4), 1 SO, 2.58 GAA, .915 S%

LAST APPEARANCE:     

(32/36) in 0-4 L vs GR 3/9/19

HEAD-TO-HEAD:     

N/A

ON THE ROAD:     

17 GP, (7-9-1), 0 SO, 2.47 GAA, .915 S%

 

33 Tom McCollum
OVERALL:     

30 GP, (9-10-10), 2 SO, 2.86 GAA, .895 S%

LAST APPEARANCE:     

(32/34) in 1-2 OTL at CHI 3/10/19

HEAD-TO-HEAD:     

3 GP, (1-0-2), 0 SO, 3.51 GAA, .900 S%

ON THE ROAD:      

13 GP, (5-4-4), 1 SO, 2.37 GAA, .907 S%

 

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • NEW FACES: While the Monsters sent D Justin Wade back to the ECHL’s Florida Everblades on Tuesday, but C Derek Barach, formerly of Mercyhurst University, inked a pro tryout (PTO) contract with Cleveland on Sunday and D Garret Cockerill was recalled by the Monsters on Monday from his loan to the ECHL’s Reading Royals.
  • POWERED UP: Cleveland’s power-play is a remarkable 3/5 (60.0%) overall vs. Milwaukee this season through three of four games in the two teams’ season series.
  • MAGIC MARK: Monsters C Mark Letestu contributed a pair of goals, including the game-winning score, in Cleveland’s 4-0 home win over Belleville on Friday and has 11 points (4G, 7A) to his credit in his past nine appearances.