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Lake Erie Monsters Icon Phil Simon Passes Away At Age 83 Thursday

Today is a sad day in Cleveland, Ohio, as Cleveland Hockey Legend Phil Simon passed away early Thursday morning at age 83.

Simon was known from his start in the 1940’s, where the hometown kid became the stick boy for the Cleveland Barons. From there, Simon worked his way up. Simon had experience as the visiting team’s equipment manager, equipment assistant, goal judge and assistant equipment manager. From the Barons to the Lumberjacks all the way to the Monsters, Phil Simon was the heart and soul of Cleveland Hockey.

The main story of this season has been “Win It For Phil”. If you go to a Lake Erie Monsters game, you will see outpouring support for the Cleveland Hockey mainstay. On Saturday, the Monsters look to win the Calder Cup. “Win It For Phil” has been the motto for this season, and this Saturday will hopefully complete that journey.

Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.

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  1. Cheryl Simon

    June 11, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    What a wonderful tribute to my father in law! Thank you, Eli Mooneyham.

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