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Monsters Face New Opponents in 2018-19 Season

The 2018-19 schedule is here and full of brand new faces.

Photo Credit: Cleveland Monsters/John Saraya

After 11 seasons in the Western Conference, the Cleveland Monsters are headed East. The Monsters will start the 2018-19 season playing in the North Division of the Eastern Conference. Fans will get a chance to see a whole slew of new teams. Such as the Belleville Senators, Binghamton Devils, Charlotte Checkers, Hershey Bears, Laval Rocket, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Rochester Americans, Syracuse Crunch, Toronto Marlies, Utica Comets, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Hartford Wolfpack, Providence Bruins, and Springfield Falcons will not see the Monsters during the regular season.

Upset about the move from the Western Conference? Have no fear, the Monsters will play four games (2 away, 2 home) against the Chicago Wolves, Grand Rapids Griffins, Milwaukee Admirals, and Rockford IceHogs. In fact, the Opening Night (October 5th, 7pm) at Quicken Loans Arena will be against a Western Conference team, the Rockford IceHogs.

The season will consist of 76 games (38 home, 38 away)

Below is a break down of the 2018-19 Monsters schedule by team.

Click here for the complete 2018-19 AHL Schedule broken down by team.

Western Conference

Chicago Wolves (Vegas Golden Knights)

Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 6 h (370.4 miles) - directions

2017-18 record: 42-23-7-4
Head Coach: Rocky Thompson

Schedule

10/24/18 @ Wolves – 1 pm

1/24/19 vs Wolves – 7 pm
Hockey Hoppy Hour - Tickets Start at $11. Includes a lower-level ticket and beverage. Click here for tickets. Limit of 8 tickets per transaction.

1/26/19 vs Wolves – 7 pm
Cleveland Heroes Rock presented by Unique Home Solutions
Cleveland Heroes Rock T-Shirt (first 10,000 fans)

3/15/19 @ Wolves – 7 pm

Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit Red Wings)

Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 4h 36m (307 miles) - directions

2017-18 record: 42-25-2-7
Head Coach: Ben Simon

Schedule

11/4/18 vs Griffins – 5 pm
Castaway Bay Day Pass (first 2,500 kids 12 and under)
Monsters Kids Meal - $6 gets you one Sugardale Hotdog, Pepsi, and chips

12/19/18 @ Griffins – 7 pm

12/28/18 vs Griffins – 7 pm
“1-2-3 Fridays” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dogs, $3 select beer specials

12/29/18 @ Griffins – 1 pm

Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators)

BMO Harris Bradley Center AND UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 7h 32m (435 miles) - directions

2017-18 record: 38-32-4-2
Head Coach: Karl Taylor

Schedule

10/26/18 @ Admirals – 7 pm

2/22/19 vs Admirals – 7 pm
“1-2-3 Fridays” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dog, $3 select beer specials

2/24/19 vs Admirals – 3 pm
Castaway Bay Day Pass (first 2,500 kids age 12 and under)
Monsters Kids Meals - $6 gets you Sugardale Hotdog, Pepsi, and chips
Free Post Game Skate

3/13/19 @ Admirals – 10:30 am

Rockford IceHogs (Chicago Blackhawks)

BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, Illinois
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 7h 17m (438 miles) - directions

2017-18 record: 40-28-4-4
Head Coach: Jeremy Colliton

Schedule

10/5/18 vs IceHogs - 7pm
Magnetic Schedule Giveaway courtesy of University Hospital Sports Medicine (first 10,000 fans)
“1-2-3 Friday” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dogs, $3 select beer specials

10/6/18 vs IceHogs – 1 pm
Monsters Snappets Noise Maker (first 2,500 kids age 12 and under)
Castaway Bay Day Pass (first 2,500 kids age 12 and under)
Monsters Kids Meals - $6 gets you Sugardale Hotdog, Pepsi, and chips

10/27/18 @ IceHogs – 6 pm

3/16/18 @ IceHogs – 6 pm

Eastern Conference

North Division

Belleville Senators (Ottawa Senators)

Yardmen Arena, Belleville, Ontario
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 6h 30m (406.4 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 29-42-2-3
Head Coach: Troy Mann

Schedule

12/21/18 vs Senators – 7 pm
“1-2-3 Fridays” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dogs, $3 select beer specials

12/22/18 vs Senators – 7 pm (game originally scheduled for 1 pm)
Holiday Hockey Game
Noise Making Goal Light Ornament (first 10,000 fans)

1/9/19 @ Senators – 7 pm

2/15/19 @ Senators – 7 pm

2/16/19 @ Senators – 7 pm

3/7/19 vs Senators – 7 pm
Hockey Hoppy Hour - Tickets Start at $11. Includes a lower-level ticket and beverage. Click here for tickets. Limit of 8 tickets per transaction

3/8/19 vs Senators – 7 pm
“1-2-3 Fridays” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dogs, $3 select beer specials

4/6/19 @ Senators – 7 pm

Binghamton Devils (New Jersey Devils)

Floyd L.Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, New York
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 5h 40m (363 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 25-38-9-4
Head Coach: Rick Kowalsky

Schedule

10/20/18 @ Devils – 7:05 pm

1/12/19 @ Devils – 7:05 pm

2/9/19 vs Devils – 7 pm
Cleveland Sports Legend Bobblehead (first 10,000 fans)

2/10/19 vs Devils – 3 pm
Castaway Bay Day Pass (first 2,500 kids age 12 and under)
Monsters Kids Meals - $6 gets you Sugardale Hotdog, Pepsi, and chips
Free Post Game Skate

Laval Rocket (Montreal Canadiens)

Place Bell, Laval, Quebec
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 9h 10m (581.9 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 24-42-7-3
Head Coach: Joel Bouchard

Schedule

11/9/18 vs Rockets – 7 pm
“1-2-3 Fridays” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dogs, $3 select beer specials

11/10/18 vs Rockets – 7 pm (originally scheduled for 1 pm)
Salute to Service night presented by Ohio Cat

1/18/19 @ Rockets – 7:30 pm

1/19/19 @ Rockets – 3 pm

2/28/19 vs Rockets – 7 pm
Hockey Hoppy Hour - Tickets Start at $11. Includes a lower-level ticket and beverage. Click here for tickets. Limit of 8 tickets per transaction

3/1/19 vs Rockets – 7 pm
“1-2-3 Fridays” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dogs, $3 select beer specials

4/3/19 @ Rockets – 7:30 pm

4/5/19 @ Rockets – 7:30 pm

Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres)

Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial, Rochester, New York
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 4h 3m (248.8 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 37-22-11-6
Head Coach: Chris Taylor

Schedule

11/7/18 @ Americans – 7:05 pm

12/14/18 @ Americans - 7:05 pm

12/15/18 vs Americans – 7 pm
Monsters Youth Jerseys (first 5,000 kids age 12 and under)

12/26/18 vs Americans – 7 pm
Nickelodeon Night feat Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mask (first 5,000 kids 12 and under)
Players will wear Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed jerseys which will be auctioned

2/12/19 vs Americans – 7 pm
Hockey Hoppy Hour - Tickets Start at $11. Includes a lower-level ticket and beverage. Click here for tickets. Limit of 8 tickets per transaction

2/20/19 @ Americans – 7:05 pm

3/22/19 @ Americans – 7:05 pm

4/8/19 vs Americans – 7 pm
Hockey Hoppy Hour - Tickets Start at $11. Includes a lower-level ticket and beverage. Click here for tickets. Limit of 8 tickets per transaction

Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Oncenter War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, New York
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 5h 14min (355.3 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 46-22-3-5
Head Coach: Benoit Groulx

Schedule

11/30/18 vs Crunch – 7 pm
“1-2-3 Fridays” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dogs, $3 select beer specials

12/1/18 vs Crunch – 1 pm
Monsters Poster (first 2,500 kids 12 and under)
Castaway Bay Day Pass (first 2,500 kids age 12 and under)
Monsters Kids Meals - $6 gets you Sugardale Hotdog, Pepsi, and chips

1/11/19 @ Crunch – 7 pm

2/2/19 @ Crunch – 7 pm

Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs)

Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 4h 39m (289.4 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: (Calder Cup Champions)
Head Coach: Sheldon Keefe

Schedule

10/8/18 @ Marlies – 3 pm

11/2/18 vs Marlies – 7pm
“1-2-3 Fridays” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dogs, $3 select beer specials

11/23/18 vs Marlies – 7pm

11/25/18 @ Marlies – 4 pm

11/28/18 vs Marlies – 7 pm
Hockey Hoppy Hour - Tickets Start at $11. Includes a lower-level ticket and beverage. Click here for tickets. Limit of 8 tickets per transaction

1/23/19 vs Marlies – 7 pm
Hockey Hoppy Hour - Tickets Start at $11. Includes a lower-level ticket and beverage. Click here for tickets. Limit of 8 tickets per transaction

3/2/19 @ Marlies – 5 pm

4/14/19 @ Marlies – 4 pm

Utica Comets (Vancouver Canucks)

Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, New York
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 5h 54m (383 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 38-26-8-4
Head Coach: Trent Cull

Schedule

10/19/18 @ Comets – 7 pm

1/5/19 vs Comets – 1 pm
Player Trading Card Set (first 2,500 kids 12 and under)
Castaway Bay Day Pass (first 2,500 kids age 12 and under)
Monsters Kids Meals - $6 gets you Sugardale Hotdog, Pepsi, and chips

1/6/19 vs Comets – 3 pm
Castaway Bay Day Pass (first 2,500 kids age 12 and under)
Monsters Kids Meals - $6 gets you Sugardale Hotdog, Pepsi, and chips
Free Post Game Skate

2/17/19 @ Comets – 5 pm

Atlantic Divison

Charlotte Checkers (Carolina Hurricanes)

Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 7h 45m (516.7 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 46-26-1-3
Head Coach: Mike Vellucci

Schedule

2/5/19 @ Checkers – 7 pm

2/6/19 @ Checkers – 7pm

4/11/19 vs Checkers – 7 pm
Hockey Hoppy Hour - Tickets Start at $11. Includes a lower-level ticket and beverage. Click here for tickets. Limit of 8 tickets per transaction

4/12/19 vs Checkers 7 pm
Fan Salute Night

Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals)

Giant Center, Hershey Pennsylvania
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 5h 17m (341.9 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 30-37-4-5
Head Coach: Spencer Carberry

Schedule

11/16/18 @ Bears – 7 pm

11/17/18 @ Bears - 7 pm

3/23/19 vs Bears – 7 pm
Monsters Moon Landing Night - celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing and Cleveland’t contributions to space exploration
Astronaut Bobblehead night (1st 10,000 fans)
Exhibits from Cleveland’s own Nasa Glen Research Center
Players will where themed jerseys which will be auctioned

3/24/19 vs Bears – 3 pm
Pucks and Paws presented by Levin Furniture - Have fun watching the game with your best friend in the whole wide world who has four legs. There are limited pet friendly tickets for this game. Click here to get your tickets now. There is a limit of 19 tickets per transaction.
Castaway Bay Day Pass (first 2,500 kids age 12 and under)
Monsters Kids Meals - $6 gets you Sugardale Hotdog, Pepsi, and chips
Free Post Game Skate

Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers)

PPL Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 6h 20m (402.1 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 47-19-5-5
Head Coach: Scott Gordon

Schedule

12/5/18 @ Phantoms – 7:05 pm

12/8/18 @ Phantoms – 7:05 pm

3/29/19 vs Phantoms – 7 pm
“1-2-3 Fridays” - $1 Pepsi, $2 Sugardale Hot Dogs, $3 select beer specials

3/30/19 vs Phantoms – 7 pm
American Cancer Society, The Purple Game
Purple Game Jerseys - Players will wear special purple jerseys which will be auctioned
Rally Towels (first 10,000 fans)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Distance from Quicken Loans Arena: 5h 36m (358.3 miles) – directions

2017-18 record: 45-22-6-3
Head Coach: Clark Donatelli

Schedule

10/11/18 vs Penguins – 7 pm
Hockey Hoppy Hour - Tickets Start at $11. Includes a lower-level ticket and beverage. Click here for tickets. Limit of 8 tickets per transaction

10/13/18 vs Penguins – 7 pm
Monstoberfest - featuring Oktoberfest beer and Bavarian pretzels at concession

12/7/18 @ Penguins – 7:05 pm

2/1/19 @ Penguins – 7:05 pm