Monsters Mash: A Win and a New Face

A weekly roundup of all things Monsters and AHL for the week ending 01.22.2018.

Record: 12-21-3-3, 30 points, .385 win%, 7th Central, 15th West

The Cleveland Monsters started the week out with a bang after beating the Rockford IceHogs, 4-3, in a shootout. Zac Dalpe scored two goals in the win.

The win was not enough to keep the Monsters going. They fell to the IceHogs, 4-3, on January 19th after allowing three goals in the third period.

They headed to Chicago on Sunday where they would fall to the Wolves, 3-1. The Monsters played 50 plus minutes of great hockey. Some breakdowns in the final few minutes of the game led to the Monsters’ demise.


Just when you thought the transactions were going to die down a bit for the Monsters things got a little crazy.

As the Columbus Blue Jackets’ bye week came to a close, Joonas Korpisalo was recalled to Columbus on January 16th. He stood tall in the Jackets thrilling 2-1 shootout win over the Dallas Stars.

Hayden Hodgson was returned to the Monsters on January 16th as well. He had been with the Florida Everblades to help fill a roster spot during the ECHL ALL-Star Classic.

After the bye week was over, Tyler Motte was returned to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Dean Kukan and Markus Hannikainen were recalled by the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 19th as extra bodies for their trip to the West coast.

On January 20th, Bobby MacIntyre was returned to the Jacksonville Icemen of the ECHL.

The Blue Jackets spent Monday making deals.

They kicked off the day by trading John Ramage to the Arizona Coyotes for future considerations.

Later in the day, the Jackets obtained Jeff Zatkoff from the LA Kings for future considerations. He was then assigned to the Monsters.

Team Leaders

Point Scorers

  1. Carter Camper; 26
  2. Alex Broadhurst; 18
  3. Miles Koules; 15

Goal Scorers

  1. Miles Koules, Alex Broadhurst; 8
  2. Carter Camper; 7
  3. Zac Dalpe, Paul Bittner, Sam Vigneault; 6


  1. Carter Camper; 19
  2. Alex Broadhurst; 10
  3. Cameron Gaunce; 9

Penalty Minutes

  1. Brett Gallant; 60
  2. Cameron Gaunce; 42
  3. Sam Vigneault; 32

Weekly Stats

Around the AHL


Point Scorers

  1. Chris Bourque, Phil Varone; 42
  2. Chris Terry, Travis Morin; 41
  3. Curtis McKenzie, Dylan Strome; 39

Goal Scorers

  1. Curtis McKenzie, Valentin Zyove; 21
  2. Bobby Butler, Warren Foegele; 20
  3. Chris Terry; 19


  1. Travis Morin; 35
  2. Matt Taormina; 33
  3. Phil Varone; 31

Penalty Minutes

  1. Alex Gallant; 137
  2. Tyler Lewington; 96
  3. Ryan Lomberg, Andrew Nielsen, Mason Geertsen; 84


  1. Garret Sparks; 1.67GAA, 16 wins, 39 GA, .942 sav%
  2. Jordan Binnington; 1.89 GAA, 10 wins, 28 GA, .929 sav%
  3. Michael Hutchinson; 1.94 GAA, 14  wins, 39 GA, .942 sav%
  4. Calvin Pickard; 1.94 GAA, 13 wins,  34 GA, .930 sav%


Zane McIntyre of the Providence Bruins was named “CCM/AHL Player of the Week”. He faced 55 shots over two games last week stopping them all to earn this honor.

Story Lines

Chris Kelly of the Belleville Senators made the 2018 Olympic roster for team Canada. This could quite possibly be the way he ends his career. Read more about this opportunity here.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms beat the Hershey Bears, 5-3, in the outdoor classic this weekend.

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