Monsters Round Three Schedule Announced


CLEVELAND – By virtue of a 4-3 OT win over Grand Rapids tonight in Game 6 of the American Hockey League’s Central Division Finals, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters have advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The Monsters will face the defending Calder Cup Champions and 2016 Pacific Division winners, the Ontario Reign, in a best-of-seven series for the right to advance to the Calder Cup Finals. The teams will begin play on Saturday, May 21st at 8:00 pm PST (11:00 pm EST) in Ontario, California, with the Reign holding home-ice advantage in the 2-3-2 series format. 

The Monsters’ Round 3 schedule vs. Ontario is as follows:

Western Conference Finals – (best-of-seven)

Game 1 – Sat., May 21 – Lake Erie at Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena), 8:00 p.m. PST (11:00 pm EST)

Game 2 – Sun., May 22 – Lake Erie at Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena), 7:00 p.m. PST (10:00 pm EST)

Game 3 – Tue., May 24 – Ontario at Lake Erie (Quicken Loans Arena), 7:00 pm EST

Game 4 – Thu., May 26 – Ontario at Lake Erie (Quicken Loans Arena),  7:00 pm EST

*Game 5 – Sat., May 28 – Ontario at Lake Erie (Quicken Loans Arena), NOON EST

*Game 6 – Tue., May 31 – Lake Erie at Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena), 7:00 p.m. PT (10:00 pm EST)

*Game 7 – Wed., June 1 – Lake Erie at Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena), 7:00 p.m. PT (10:00 pm EST)

   *if necessary

Broadcast information will be released at a later date.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW for GAME 3 (Tuesday, May 24th) and GAME 4 (Thursday, May 26th) of the Western Conference Finals!

There is NOTHING like Playoff Hockey and fans can secure their seats now! Single game tickets for the first two home games of Round 3 are on sale now and start at just $13 per seat.  The first 10,000 fans in attendance at every Round 3 game will receive an exclusive Monsters Playoff rally towel. Also, the first 10,000 fans through the gates for the Tuesday, May 24th game will receive a free T-shirt courtesy of Step2. For tickets to all potential Monsters playoff games and for more information, fans can visit Monsters Playoff Central

Fans Preparing to #BattleTogether:

All Monsters Home Playoff games will feature a FREE pregame Fan Fest on Gateway Plaza including concessions, interactive games, giveaways and a DJ to get fans hyped up for the big game.

Monsters Playoff Watch Parties:

The Playoff Caravan will hit the town as the team hits the road with an official Bar Watch Party Tour presented by Labatt. Fans are encouraged to meet the Monsters entertainment teams and cheer on the Monsters to victory on the road.  All watch parties will feature beer specials with Labatt, ticket giveaways and much more!

The Monsters’ Playoff Watch Party schedule will be released at a later date.


Fans can stay connected with the team throughout the playoff run by visiting as the official headquarters of all things Monsters Hockey. Fans can join on the conversations surrounding the 2016 Monsters AHL Playoffs with the official hashtag #BattleTogether and follow the Monsters across social media on Facebook/Monsters, Twitter (@Monstershockey), Instagram (@Monstershockey) and Snapchat (Monstershockey).