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Monsters Clinch AHL Playoff Spot, Will Battle Syracuse in the First Round

The Cleveland Monsters are heading to the AHL Playoffs, as Sunday the team clinched their third AHL playoff appearance in team history.

The club earned a win against the Toronto Marlies, putting them into the postseason where they will battle the Syracuse Crunch.

The first round matchup against the Crunch will start on Friday night on the road, with a second game on Saturday before the team is back at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

The series is a best-of-five, so if a game four is necessary, it will take place on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s the complete best-of-five slate against the Crunch:

Game 1 – Friday, April 19th – Cleveland at Syracuse- 7:00 p.m. at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena

Game 2 – Saturday, April 20th- Cleveland at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m. at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena

Game 3 – Tuesday, April 23rd – Syracuse at Cleveland – 7:30 p.m. EST at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

*Game 4 – Thursday, April 25th – Syracuse at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m. EST at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

*Game 5 – Saturday, Apr. 27th – Cleveland at Syracuse- 7:00 p.m. at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena

* If necessary

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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