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Monsters Announce Joint Practices with Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday and Wednesday

CLEVELAND – The Lake Erie Monsters announced today that the team’s new NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets are scheduled to practice at OBM Arena operated by IceLand USA in Strongsville on Tuesday, October 6th from approximately 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., coinciding with the Monsters’ 2015 Media Day. Columbus will skate again the following morning approximately at 9:00 a.m. with both practices, as well as the Monsters’ daily on-ice sessions at 11:30 a.m., free and open to the public.

Columbus to practice at OBM Arena Tuesday, Oct. 6th & Wednesday, Oct. 7th

As part of Lake Erie’s 2015 Media Day, Monsters players and staff, including General Manager Bill Zito, Head Coach Jared Bednar and Assistant Coaches Nolan Pratt and Toby Petersen, will be available for comment following the team’s 11:30 a.m. practice on October 6th and Blue Jackets players will also be made available to the media at the conclusion of their on-ice session. Tuesday’s Media Day will additionally feature the official unveiling of the Monsters’ Blue Jackets-themed specialty jerseys, which will be worn at each of Lake Erie’s 12 “Blue Jackets Nights” at Friday home games throughout the 2015-16 season.

Included below is the Monsters’ full 2015 Media Day schedule (practice times subject to change):

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Columbus Blue Jackets Practice:

  • Approximately 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Blue Jackets Media Availability:

  • Immediately following Blue Jackets Practice

Open Lunch for Media:

  • 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Monsters Jersey Unveiling:

  • 11:15 a.m.

Lake Erie Monsters Practice:

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Monsters Media Availability:

  • Following Monsters Practice

OBM Arena operated by IceLand USA is located at 15381 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH 44136.

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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