Updated: Sep 28
The Cleveland Monsters finished the 2021-2022 season with a record of 28-35-8-5 and 69 points. Unfortunately, it put them in last place in the North Division. They'll look to get back on track in 2022-2023 with new head coach Trent Vogelhuber behind the bench.
The Monsters call the Eastern Conference's North Division home. They share the house with six other teams, the Utica Comets (New Jersey Devils), Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning), Laval Rocket (Montreal Canadiens), Belleville Senators (Ottowa Senators), Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres), and the Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs).
This week, the 2022-2023 schedule was unveiled for the Monsters. The schedule will be composed of 72 games with game 1 taking place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (RMFH) on October 14th against Syracuse. The Monsters will play host to the Crunch again the next night. Cleveland and Syracuse will see each other two more times in New York on October 29th and March 1st for a total of four times.
The four game season series against the Marlies is one of the strangest I've seen when it comes to team schedules. Not only are the games between the Monsters and Marlies back-to-backs, but they're also home-and-homes. The Monsters host the Marlies on November 25th. The next day, the teams will meet at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto. On March 24th, Toronto comes to RMFH. The next day the teams will play their second game in Canada.