Monsters Announce 2017-18 Home Opener Opponent


CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters, proud AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Monday that the team’s 11th American Hockey League season will begin with the team’s home opener on Saturday, October 7th at 7:00 pm versus Cleveland’s Central Division rivals, the Rockford IceHogs, at The Q. The Monsters’ entire 2017-18 regular-season schedule will be released Tuesday, in conjunction with the AHL’s schedule announcement.

The Cleveland Monsters are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League playing at Quicken Loans Arena and the Canton Charge of the NBA G League playing in nearby Canton, Ohio at the Canton Civic Center.