Monsters Shut Down by IceHogs
ROCKFORD, IL – The AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions, the Cleveland Monsters, proudly powered by Constellation, were defeated by the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL by a final score of 2-0. With the loss, Cleveland fell to 23-19-2-4 overall this season and with a .542 points percentage, currently sit alone in fifth place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.
After a scoreless opening period, the IceHogs grabbed a 1-0 lead at 1:05 of the middle frame when Tyler Motte buried a pair of five-on-five feeds from Kyle Baun and Mark McNeill. In the third, a Martin Lundberg empty-net goal at 18:46 finished off the Monsters as the IceHogs prevailed by a final score of 2-0.
Cleveland net-minder Anton Forsberg fell to 14-11-2 in net this season despite making 24 saves on Wednesday while Jeff Glass improved to 5-4-1 between the pipes for Rockford by virtue of his second shutout of the season, a 36-save performance.
Full Game Info:
Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday rematch vs. the IceHogs with full coverage, live from BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL, underway at 8:00 pm on 99X and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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