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Monsters Offense Shines in 6-2 Win Over Senators

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters beat the Belleville Senators 6-2 on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 18-20-3-2 and are currently in sixth place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

Cleveland took offensive control early on beginning with a goal from Erik Bradford at 7:57 of the first period off feeds from David Jiricek and Brandon Davidson. Jake Christiansen doubled the lead with a power-play marker at 17:50 assisted by Owen Sillinger and Jiricek putting the Monsters ahead 2-0 after 20 minutes. Cole Fonstad kept the momentum moving in the middle frame with a man-advantage tally at 3:05 with helpers from Jiricek and Trey Fix-Wolansky. Cleveland’s lead extended to 5-0 heading into the final intermission after Josh Dunne tipped in a shot from Fonstad at 13:34 with a secondary assist from Christiansen followed by a marker from Fix-Wolansky at 19:22 off feeds from Christiansen and Sillinger. The Senators got on the board in the third period with a goal from Scott Sabourin at 4:35 and a power-play marker from Jonathan Aspirot at 8:48, but Sillinger secured the 6-2 win with a tally at 16:10 assisted by Christiansen.

Photo by David Chopcinski

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 28 saves for the win while Belleville’s Kevin Mandolese stopped 24 shots in defeat.

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Photo by David Chopcinski

The Monsters host a rematch against the Belleville Senators on Saturday, February 11, with a 1:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on Bally Sports Great Lakes, FOX Sports 1350 ‘The Gambler’AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.


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  1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final
CLE 2 3 1 6
BEL 0 0 2 2


Shots/Special Teams:

CLE 30 2/6 8/9 25 min / 11 inf
BEL 30 1/9 4/6 19 min / 8 inf



Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record
CLE Greaves W 28 2 9-9-3
BEL Mandolese L 24 6 4-7-2

Cleveland Record: 18-20-3-2, 6th North Division

Belleville Record: 17-23-4-1, 7th North Division


Official Cleveland Monsters Press Release

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