The Cleveland Monsters announced a change to their regular-season schedule format for the 2017-18 season.
Fans of the Monsters will finally get their wish answered. They will get a chance to see almost every team in the Western Conference play at Quicken Loans Arena during the upcoming season.
The Bakersfield Condors will be the only Western Conference team that won’t face the Monsters.
2017-18 Regular-Season Schedule Format
|Grand Rapids Griffins||4||4|
|San Antonio Rampage||2||2|
|San Diego Gulls||2||2|
|San Jose Barracuda||2||2|
Last season, the Monsters met Pacific Division opponents eight times in the regular season. The Texas Stars four times (2 away, 2 home) and the San Antonio Rampage four times (2 away, 2 home). This meant to complete their 76 game schedule, the Monsters had to play the Grand Rapids Griffins, Chicago Wolves, and Iowa Wild 12 times.
This change for the 2017-18 season will offer parity to the Western Conference.
Plus, fans will be excited to come to more games knowing they aren’t seeing the usual suspects game after game.
The 2017-18 regular season schedule will be announced at a later date.