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Monsters Mash: Recalls and Historical Meetings

Your weekly dose of Monsters news for the week ending 10/23/2017

Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters
John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters

Record: 2-2-1-0, 5 points, .500 win percentage, 5th Central, 11th West

The Cleveland Monsters played the San Jose Barracuda for the first time in franchise history this weekend. This was also the first time Roy Sommer coached in Cleveland since the Barons moved to San Jose.

The Monsters took home three of four possible points.

Tyler Motte scored three points in the Monsters 4-1 win over the Barracuda on Saturday. Alex Broadhurst literally sacrificed his body to stop a play during this game.

Recap here.

Sunday wasn't as kind to the Monsters. They would lose to the Barracuda in the final two seconds of overtime.

Recap here.

Transactions

Brady Austin was signed to a 25-game PTO on Saturday. He was at training camp for both the Blue Jackets and Monsters.

Monday was a bit of a busy day for the Blue Jackets transaction wise. They recalled Jordan Schroeder from the Monsters for the sole purpose of putting him on waivers. Shortly after, Lukas Sedlak was placed on IR forcing the Jackets to recall Markus Hannikainen from the Monsters.

Full news article here.

Team Leaders

Point Scorers

  1. Tyler Motte; 3
  2. John Ramage, Miles Koules, John Mitchell, Carter Camper, Cameron Gaunce, Joe Pendenza; 2

Goal Scorers

  1. Carter Camper, Joe Pendenza; 2
  2. Miles Koules, John Mitchell, Tyler Motte, Calvin Thurkauf, John Ramage; 1

Assists

  1. Tyler Motte, Cameron Gaunce; 2
  2. Miles Koules, John Mitchell, Alex Broadhurst, Markus Hannikainen, Hayden Hodgson; 1

Penalty Minutes

  1. Hayden Hodgson; 8
  2. Brett Gallant, Justin Scott; 7
  3. Dean Kukan, Andre Benoit; 6

Weekly Stats

Weekly Stats
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Weekly Goalie Stats
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Around the AHL

Leaders

Point Scorers

  1. Teemu Pulkkinen, Lucas Wallmark; 11
  2. Daniel Sprong, Danick Martel, Andrew Mangiapane, Matt Taormina; 10
  3. Chris Terry, Shea Theodore, Nikita Scherbak; 9

Goal Scorers

  1. Daniel Sprong, Danick Martel, Scott Eansor; 7
  2. Chris Terry, Jordan Szwarz, Garnet Hathaway, Mark Jankowski, Valentin Zykov, Tyler Kelleher, Chandler Stephenson, Jason Dickinson, Warren Foegele; 5

Assists

  1. Matt Taormina; 9
  2. Nikita Scherbak, Lucas Wallmark; 8
  3. Danton Heinen, Teemu Pulkkinen, Andrew Mangiapane; 7

Penalty Minutes

  1. Jimmy Oligny; 33
  2. Mike Blunden; 29
  3. Nicolas Meloche, Ross Johnston; 26

Goaltenders

  1. Adin Hil – 0.65 GAA, 1 win, 1 GA, .968 sav%
  2. Casey DeSmith - .98 GAA, 3 wins, 3GA, .965 sav%

Player Awards

Nick Ellis, goaltender of the Bakersfield Condors, was named the CCM/AHL Player of the week. He led the Condors in back-to-back victories against their rivals the Ontario Reign.

Story Lines

Oscar Dansk is set to be the starting goalie for the Vegas Golden Knights while Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcom Subban are nursing injuries. He earned his first NHL win on Saturday. Read more about his start here.

The Arizona Coyotes' SB Nation site, Five For Howling, is starting to cover their AHL team more this season. Take a look at their recap of the Tuscon Roadrunner's weekend series against the Chicago Wolves; here.