Monsters Announce 2017-18 TV Broadcast Schedule
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Thursday the team’s 2017-18 television broadcast schedule for the Monsters’ 11th AHL campaign in Cleveland. This year, three regular-season Monsters games will air state-wide on FOX Sports Ohio and six games will air on SportsTime Ohio.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with our friends at FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio this season,” said Monsters Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations Mike Ostrowski on Thursday. “This terrific coverage from our television partners will provide Monsters fans in Northeast Ohio and around the country with unparalleled access to the team in our 11th AHL season.”
The Monsters’ 2017-18 TV schedule is highlighted by three FOX Sports Ohio telecasts, including the team’s annual “Cavaliers Night” vs. the Rockford IceHogs on Friday, January 19th, the Monsters’ trademark “Cleveland Rocks Night” vs. the Iowa Wild on Saturday, January 27th, and Cleveland’s “Pucks & Paws” game vs. the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday, April 8th. The Monsters’ 2017-18 television schedule also features six games on SportsTime Ohio spanning four months of the season, from December to March.
“As the TV home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the NHL affiliate of the Cleveland Monsters, we are pleased to carry Monsters games again this season for Ohio hockey fans,” stated François McGillicuddy, General Manager and Senior Vice President of FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio.
2017-18 Cleveland Monsters Television Broadcast Schedule
|Saturday, Dec. 23rd||7:00 PM||Milwaukee Admirals||SportsTime Ohio||The Holiday Hockey Game|
|Saturday, Dec. 30th||7:00 PM||Grand Rapids Griffins||SportsTime Ohio||Marvel Super Hero Night|
|Friday, Jan. 19th||7:00 PM||Rockford IceHogs||FOX Sports Ohio||Cleveland Cavaliers Night|
|Saturday, Jan. 27th||7:00 PM||Iowa Wild||FOX Sports Ohio||Cleveland Rocks Night|
|Friday, Feb. 2nd||7:00 PM||Grand Rapids Griffins||SportsTime Ohio||Cleveland Rocks Night|
|Friday, Feb. 23rd||7:00 PM||Stockton Heat||SportsTime Ohio||Player Bobblehead Giveaway|
|Friday, Mar. 2nd||7:00 PM||Tucson Roadrunners||SportsTime Ohio||Medical Professionals Night|
|Saturday, Mar. 24th||7:00 PM||San Diego Gulls||SportsTime Ohio||The Purple Game|
|Sunday, Apr. 8th||7:00 PM||San Antonio Rampage||FOX Sports Ohio||Pucks & Paws|
All Monsters games on FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio will also stream live on FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports GO is available to customers of participating pay-TV providers on iOS, Android, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Roku, Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.
Returning for his third season as the radio and television play-by-play voice of the Monsters is veteran hockey broadcaster Tony Brown, while Cleveland Hockey Legend and Monsters Sr. Director of Hockey Affairs/Team Services Jock Callander will again provide color commentary on all 2017-18 TV broadcasts with longtime Northeast Ohio sports voice Kenny Roda serving as rink-side reporter.
The Monsters drop the puck on their 11th AHL season with “Opening Night” when they take on their Central Division rivals, the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday, October 7th at 7:00 pm at Quicken Loans Arena. The first 10,000 fans through the gates will take home a Monsters magnet schedule with detachable car magnet, presented by University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. Full coverage of the Monsters’ 2017-18 home opener, live from The Q, begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 7th on 99X.
Full and partial season ticket memberships are on sale now and provide you with the best seat locations, custom member benefits and the lowest ticket prices starting at only $10 per game. Group outing and birthday bash packages for 10 or more people are also on sale now. All tickets can be purchased by visiting ClevelandMonsters.com, calling (216) 420-0000, visiting The Q Box Office or any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart. Be sure to follow the Monsters on Twitter @monstershockey, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/monstershockey, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/monstershockey.