Record: 3-3-1-0, 7 points, .500 win percentage, 4th Central, 9th West
The Cleveland Monsters played host to the Ontario Reign this weekend. They split the series but Tyler Motte stole the show.
In Friday's game, Motte scored his first professional hattrick. The Monsters would go on to beat the Reign, 7-4. That's right. The Monsters one-upped the Cleveland Browns and scored a touchdown.
The next afternoon Motte scored the lone Monsters goal in their 2-1 loss to the Reign.
Cam Atkinson was placed on IR after getting banged up in the Columbus Blue Jackets loss to the St. Louis Blues. In need of a replacement, the Jackets called Tyler Motte up to the big show. Motte proved his worth scoring a goal in the second period of Monday's game against the Boston Bruins.
After the game, Coach John Tortorella eluded to the fact he wasn't ready to give Motte up anytime soon.
On Monday, the Monsters signed Terry Broadhurst to a 25-game PTO. He is the brother of Alex Broadhurst.
- Tyler Motte; 7
- Carter Camper; 4
- Miles Koules, Joe Pendenza, Calvin Thurkauf, Hayden Hodgson, John Ramage; 3
- Tyler Motte; 5
- Calvin Thurkauf; 3
- Carter Camper, Joe Pendenza; 2
- Hayden Hodgson; 3
- John Ramage, Dean Kukan, Miles Koules, Tyler Motte, Carter Camper, Cameron Gaunce; 2
- Hayden Hodgson, Brett Gallant; 14
- Justin Scott; 12
- Dean Kukan, Andre Benoit; 8
Around the AHL
- Andrew Mangiapane; 15
- Danick Martel, Teemu Pulkkinen; 13
- Garnet Hathaway, Lucas Wallmark; 12
- Danick Martel; 10
- Daniel Sprong, Scott Eansor; 7
- Andrew Mangiapane, Matt Taormina; 10
- Dylan Strome, Lucas Wallmark; 9
- Stu Bickel; 40
- Jimmy Oligny; 33
- Tyler Randell; 30
- Adin Hil – 0.65 GAA, 1 win, 1 GA, .968 sav%
- Casey DeSmith – 0.98 GAA, 3 wins, 3 GA, .965 sav%
- Ken Appleby – 1.00GAA, 1 win, 1 GA, .966%
Dylan Strome had an outstanding week which led to him being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week. Over three games, Strome tallied one goal and six assists. Three of those assists came in the Tuscon Roadrunners' win over the Wild on Saturday.
The Senators will play in Yardmen Arena for the first time since moving to Belleville. Patrick Williams goes into depth about what it took to get the arena ready for the 2017-18 season.
The high school hockey season is quickly approaching Northeast Ohio. I'll be following along this year. So, look for updates and storylines in the upcoming Monsters Mashes.