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Monsters Grab Bag : The Pandemic Pause

A quick article catching up with what the Cleveland Monsters have been doing during the pause of 2020.

AHL: FEB 29 Belleville Senators at Cleveland Monsters Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s been over a month since the Cleveland Monsters last hit the ice and many of us are jonesing for hockey content. The Monsters have flooded their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with content to keep you entertained and up to date on the happenings of Monsters players and staff.

Teaching Time

During the season, Tony Brown does a “Monsters Road Report” which drops about an hour before every road game. The “Monsters Road Report” is chock full of insight and news pertaining to the game that evening. As we all struggled to get used to the “new normal” without hockey, Brown kept the report going. This time Brown streamed live from his home to do an extra special “Home Report” where he gave a play by play of the proper way to wash your hands. This might quite possibly be the most important and best call Brown has made in his career. Calling Oliver Bjorkstrand scoring the Calder Cup Championship game winning goal comes in at a very close second.

Introducing, the Home Report with Tony Brown!

Posted by Cleveland Monsters on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Thinking of dabbling in the art of French? Sam Vigneault has you covered. He has been doing French lessons on the Monsters twitter during the Pandemic Pause. First up, the word “Face off”.

Strength and Conditioning Coach Kevin has been offering tips to staying healthy during this quarantine. In one episode he checked in with his good buddy Brad Thiessen.

Relief Efforts

In support of health workers, Tony Brown put on a musical performance every Sunday for four weeks to raise money for Direct Relief and their efforts to supplying doctors and nurses with much needed PPE. You can donate to Direct Relief here

Fun and Games

Every Sunday the Monsters put out a hockey themed crossword puzzle giving fans the opportunity to work their hockey brain muscles. The crossword puzzle can also be found on the “Monsters at Home” page where they also have a dance routine you can learn and a kids activity book to fill out. You can find all the fun stuff here.

To keep us laughing during these less than stellar times, the Monsters released outtakes from “Between Two Goals”. If you need a laugh, you should definitely check this out.

Business As Usual

Defenseman, Doyle Somerby was named the Cleveland Monsters’ recipient of the 2019-20 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year.

Speaking of defensemen, the Monsters signed Wyatt Newpower out of the University of Connecticut to an AHL contract.