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Lake Erie Monsters' first-round playoff schedule announced

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets


CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters will make their second-ever appearance in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Playoffs at home on Saturday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m at Quicken Loans Arena when they take on the Rockford IceHogs in a best-of-five game first-round series.

As Cleveland and all Ohio hockey fans #BattleTogether with the Monsters as they make their way through the playoffs, there are many ways fans can connect with and support the team.

The Monsters’ first round schedule with Rockford and broadcast information is as follows:

Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 20 – Monsters @ IceHogs- 8:00 p.m. EST - Rockford (BMO Harris Bank Center), ESPN 850 WKNR, AHL LIVE

Game 2 – Thu., Apr. 21 – Monsters @ IceHogs- 8:00 p.m. EST- Rockford (BMO Harris Bank Center), ESPN 850 WKNR, AHL LIVE

Game 3 – Sat., Apr. 23 – Monsters vs. IceHogs- 7:00 p.m. EST -Quicken Loans Arena, ESPN 850 WKNR, AHL LIVE

*Game 4 – Mon., Apr. 25 – Monsters vs. IceHogs- 7:00 p.m. EST -Quicken Loans Arena, ESPN 850 WKNR, AHL LIVE

*Game 5 – Thu., Apr. 28 – Monsters vs. IceHogs- 7:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena, ESPN 850 WKNR, AHL LIVE

*If necessary

Round 1, Game 3 (first home game) Tickets On Sale Now!
There is NOTHING like Playoff Hockey and fans can secure their seats now! Single game tickets for the first home game on Saturday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. (Game 3) are on sale now and start at just $11 per seat. The first 10,000 fans at the first home game (Game 3) will receive an exclusive Monsters playoff t-shirt courtesy of Constellation, as well as a Monsters rally towel presented by Huntington Bank. For tickets to all potential Monsters playoff games and for more information, fans can visit Monsters Playoff Central.

Fans Preparing to #BattleTogether:
Fans are encouraged to check out the Monsters Playoff Rally Caravan as it makes its way through Northeast Ohio. At each rally, fans can expect to see Sully, The Mullet Brothers and Monster Hockey Girls. They can also pick up a free Fan Activation Kit, which includes playoff yard signs, fatheads and posters. Fans will be encouraged to test out the Monsters new synthetic ice and try their luck at winning free playoff tickets by taking a shot!

Monsters Playoff Rally Caravan Schedule is as follows:
- Saturday April 23rd – 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Crocker Park Courtyard

- Sunday April 30th – 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Legacy Village

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!

Monsters Playoff Watch Party locations and details to be announced early next week.

Connect:
Fans can stay connected with the team throughout the playoff run by visiting www.lakeeriemonsters.com/playoffs 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).

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