Lake Erie Monsters

Lake Erie Monsters
City:Cleveland, Ohio
League:American Hockey League
Conference:Western Conference
Division:North Division
Founded:2007
Home Arena:Quicken Loans Arena
Colors''':wine, black, blue, yellow
Owner(s):Dan Gilbert
General Manager:David Oliver
Head Coach:Joe Sacco
Media:ESPN 850 WKNR, FSN Ohio
Affiliates:Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL)
Franchise history
1994 to 1995:Denver Grizzlies
1995 to 2005 :Utah Grizzlies
2007 to present:Lake Erie Monsters
The Lake Erie Monsters are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They began play in the 2007-08 AHL season at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The team is the minor league affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL.

History

The Lake Erie Monsters began with the revival of the dormant Utah Grizzlies franchise. The team was relocated to Cleveland, playing as the Lake Erie Monsters in the North Division.[1].

The team name, referring to Bessie, a creature of local folklore, was announced at a press conference by Dan Gilbert, owner of the Monsters, Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team, and Quicken Loans[2].

The Monsters opened their inaugural 2007-08 campaign at home against the Grand Rapids Griffins on October 6, 2007.[3].

This market was previously served by:

Season-by-season results

Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1994-95815718--6--1203392351st, Southwest
1995-96824929--4--1022912322nd, Southwest
1996-97824333--6--922592543rd, Southwest
1997-98824727--8--1022762343rd, Southwest
1998-99823934--9--872442543rd, Southwest
1999-00824525--12--1022652202nd, West
2000-01823836--8--842082204th, West
2001-0280402965--912402253rd, West
2002-0380373445--832272435th, West
2003-0480274265--651622307th, West
2004-0580235052--531562657th, West
2007-08See 2007-08 AHL season for up-to-date standings.

Playoffs

Season Prelim 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1994-95--W, 3-0, MINW, 4-1, PHXW, 4-1, MILW, 4-0, KC
1995-96--W, 3-2, KCW, 4-3, PEOW, 4-2, LVW, 4-0, ORL
1996-97--W, 3-0, KCL, 0-4, LB----
1997-98--L, 1-3, KC------
1998-99Out of playoffs.
1999-00--L, 1-4, HOU------
2000-01Out of playoffs.
2001-02--L, 2-3, HOU------
2002-03L, 0-2, WBS--------
2003-04Out of playoffs.
2004-05Out of playoffs.
2007-08Regular season in progress.

References

External links

American Hockey League
2007-08 teams: Albany River Rats | Binghamton Senators | Bridgeport Sound Tigers | Chicago Wolves | Grand Rapids Griffins | Hamilton Bulldogs | Hartford Wolf Pack | Hershey Bears | Houston Aeros | Iowa Stars | Lake Erie Monsters | Lowell Devils | Manchester Monarchs | Manitoba Moose | Milwaukee Admirals | Norfolk Admirals | Peoria Rivermen | Philadelphia Phantoms | Portland Pirates | Providence Bruins | Quad City Flames | Rochester Americans | Rockford IceHogs | San Antonio Rampage | Springfield Falcons | Syracuse Crunch | Toronto Marlies | Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins | Worcester Sharks
Trophies and Awards: Calder Cup | Les Cunningham Award | John B. Sollenberger Trophy | Willie Marshall Award | Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award | Eddie Shore Award | Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award | Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award | Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award | Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award | Yanick Dupre Memorial Award | Jack A. Butterfield Trophy | Richard F. Canning Trophy | Robert W. Clarke Trophy | Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy | Frank Mathers Trophy | Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy | Emile Francis Trophy | F.G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy | Sam Pollock Trophy | John D. Chick Trophy
Related Articles: NHL | ECHL | IHL | CHL | SPHL | List of AHL seasons

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Sports teams based in Ohio
BaseballMLB: Cleveland IndiansCincinnati Reds, IL: Columbus ClippersToledo Mud Hens, EL: Akron Aeros, NYPL: Mahoning Valley Scrappers, SAL: Lake County Captains, ML: Dayton Dragons, FL: Chillicothe Paints
BasketballNBA: Cleveland Cavaliers, IBL: Dayton JetsMarysville Meteors
FootballNFL: Cleveland BrownsCincinnati Bengals, AFL: Columbus Destroyers, AF2: Cincinnati Jungle KatsMahoning Valley Thunder, CIFL: Marion MayhemMiami Valley Silverbacks, AIFA: Canton Legends
HockeyNHL: Columbus Blue Jackets, AHL: Lake Erie Monsters, CHL: Youngstown SteelHounds, ECHL: Cincinnati CyclonesDayton Bombers, USHL: Ohio Junior Blue Jackets, NAHL: Mahoning Valley Phantoms, MAHL: Wooster Warriors
SoccerMLS: Columbus Crew, USL-2: Cincinnati KingsCleveland City Stars, PDL: Cleveland Internationals
SoftballNPF: Akron Racers
Australian rules footballUSAFL: Cincinnati Dockers

(NCAA Division I)
AkronBowling GreenCincinnatiCleveland StateDaytonKent StateMiamiOhioOhio StateToledoWright State •Xavier Youngstown State
Cleveland, Ohio

Flag
Seal
Nickname: The Forest City
Motto: Progress & Prosperity
Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Coordinates:
Country
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1936
No. of teams 29
Country(ies)  United States
 Canada

Most recent champion(s) Hamilton Bulldogs

Official website www.theahl.
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The 2007-08 AHL season will be the 72nd season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams are expected to play 80 games each in the schedule.

Team changes


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Quicken Loans Arena (aka "The Q") is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights.
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Daniel "Dan" Gilbert is the Chairman and founder of Rock Financial and Quicken Loans Inc. Dan Gilbert is also the majority owner of the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers (having purchased them in March 2005).
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David Oliver may refer to one of the following:
  • David Oliver (actor) (1962-1992), an American actor.
  • David Oliver (computer scientist), founder of Cambridge Systems Technology, designer of CST Thor personal computer, now at AMD in Texas.

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Joe Sacco (born February 4, 1969 in Medford, Massachusetts) is an American former ice hockey player. Drafted in 1987 by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sacco played for Boston University before joining the Leafs.
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WGAR (AM), see WHKW.


WKNR

City of license Cleveland, Ohio
Broadcast area Greater Cleveland
Branding ESPN 850 WKNR
Slogan The Voice of The Fan
First air date November 13, 1926
Frequency 850 kHz
Format sports/talk
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FSN Ohio, formerly Fox Sports Net Ohio and SportsChannel Ohio, is a cable channel in Ohio (with the exception of the Toledo, where FSN Detroit is carried as well as some central eastern counties where FSN Pittsburgh is carried), parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Northwest
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Colorado Avalanche

Conference Western
Division Northwest
Founded 1972
History Colorado Avalanche
1995 – present
Quebec Nordiques
1979–1995 (NHL)
Quebec Nordiques
1972–1979 (WHA)
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1917
No. of teams 30
Country(ies)  Canada
 United States

Most recent champion(s) Anaheim Ducks

TV partner(s) CAN: CBC, TSN, RDS, RIS, RSN (regional)
USA:
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Johnstown Chiefs

City: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
League: ECHL
Conference: American Conference
Division: North Division
Founded: 1988

Home Arena: Cambria County War Memorial Arena
Colors''': black and gold
Owner(s): Neil Smith and Ned Nakles
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1988
No. of teams 25
Country(ies)  United States
 Canada

Most recent champion(s) Idaho Steelheads

Official website www.echl.
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Utah Grizzlies

City: Salt Lake City, Utah
League: IHL (1995 to 2001)
AHL (2001 to 2005)

Operated: 1995 to 2005
Home Arena: E Center
Colors''': Maroon and White

Franchise history
1994 to 1995: Denver Grizzlies
1995 to 2005:
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Utah Grizzlies

City: Salt Lake City, Utah
League: IHL (1995 to 2001)
AHL (2001 to 2005)

Operated: 1995 to 2005
Home Arena: E Center
Colors''': Maroon and White

Franchise history
1994 to 1995: Denver Grizzlies
1995 to 2005:
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Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey in Canada and the United States, is a team sport played on ice. It is a speedy and physical sport. Ice hockey is most popular in areas that are sufficiently cold for natural, reliable seasonal ice cover, though with the advent
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1936
No. of teams 29
Country(ies)  United States
 Canada

Most recent champion(s) Hamilton Bulldogs

Official website www.theahl.
..... Click the link for more information.
The 2007-08 AHL season will be the 72nd season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams are expected to play 80 games each in the schedule.

Team changes


..... Click the link for more information.
Quicken Loans Arena (aka "The Q") is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights.
..... Click the link for more information.
Cleveland, Ohio

Flag
Seal
Nickname: The Forest City
Motto: Progress & Prosperity
Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Coordinates:
Country
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Motto
"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
Anthem
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Colorado Avalanche

Conference Western
Division Northwest
Founded 1972
History Colorado Avalanche
1995 – present
Quebec Nordiques
1979–1995 (NHL)
Quebec Nordiques
1972–1979 (WHA)
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1917
No. of teams 30
Country(ies)  Canada
 United States

Most recent champion(s) Anaheim Ducks

TV partner(s) CAN: CBC, TSN, RDS, RIS, RSN (regional)
USA:
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Utah Grizzlies

City: Salt Lake City, Utah
League: IHL (1995 to 2001)
AHL (2001 to 2005)

Operated: 1995 to 2005
Home Arena: E Center
Colors''': Maroon and White

Franchise history
1994 to 1995: Denver Grizzlies
1995 to 2005:
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Bessie

Creature

Name: Bessie
Classification
Grouping: Local legend
Sub grouping: lake monster
Data
First reported: 1817
Country: United States
Region: Lake Erie
Habitat: Water
Status: Local Legend Bessie
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Daniel "Dan" Gilbert is the Chairman and founder of Rock Financial and Quicken Loans Inc. Dan Gilbert is also the majority owner of the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers (having purchased them in March 2005).
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Cleveland Cavaliers

Conference Eastern Conference
Division Central Division
Founded 1970
History Cleveland Cavaliers
(1970-present)
Arena Quicken Loans Arena
formerly Gund Arena
City
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Sport Basketball
Founded 1946
No. of teams 30
Country(ies)  United States
 Canada

Most recent champion(s) San Antonio Spurs

TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV
Official website NBA.
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Quicken Loans Inc.

Private
Founded 1985
Headquarters Livonia, MI, the United States

Key people Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman
William Emerson, CEO
Patrick McInnis, President
Industry Finance and Mortgage
Products Mortgage
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Grand Rapids Griffins

City: Grand Rapids, Michigan
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Western Conference
Division: North Division
Founded: 1996 (As a member of the IHL)

Home Arena: Van Andel Arena
Colors''': red, blue, and gold
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