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Monsters Calder Cup Finals Schedule Announced

May 31, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Cleveland Monsters News Release

CLEVELAND - The city of Cleveland will have not one, but two teams competing for a championship at Quicken Loans Arena this June. In addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Golden State Warriors in The NBA Finals, Cleveland's Lake Erie Monsters will be competing in the team's first-ever American Hockey League Calder Cup Finals. Thanks to a four-game sweep of the defending Calder Cup Champion Ontario Reign in the Western Conference Finals, the Monsters will square off vs. the AHL's Eastern Conference Champions, the Hershey Bears, in a best-of-seven, winner-take-all series.

The Bears, winners of an AHL-record 12 Calder Cup Championships throughout the 80-year history of the league, will have home-ice advantage in the Calder Cup Finals, to be played in a 2-3-2 series format. The Monsters will be aiming to secure their first Calder Cup in franchise history, and the tenth overall for the city of Cleveland (the Cleveland Barons won nine championships from 1939 through 1964). Hershey and Cleveland hold the first and second-most all-time Calder Cup championship crowns and 2016 marks Cleveland's fifteenth appearance in the Calder Cup Finals and first since 1966. The Monsters and Bears will begin play on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00 pm EST at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The first home game at The Q will on Monday, June 6th at 7:00 pm EST.

2016 CALDER CUP FINALS SCHEDULE (Best-of-seven)

Game Date Opponent Venue Time

1 Wednesday, June 1st Lake Erie at Hershey Giant Center - Hershey, PA 7:00 pm EST

2 Friday, June 3rd Lake Erie at Hershey Giant Center - Hershey, PA 7:00 pm EST

3 Monday, June 6th Hershey at Lake Erie Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH 7:00 pm EST

4 Saturday, June 11th Hershey at Lake Erie Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH 7:00 pm EST

5* Sunday, June 12th Hershey at Lake Erie Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH 6:00 pm EST

6* Tuesday, June 14th Lake Erie at Hershey Giant Center - Hershey, PA 7:00 pm EST

7* Friday, June 17th Lake Erie at Hershey Giant Center - Hershey, PA 7:00 pm EST

*If necessary

TICKETS ON SALE NOW for GAMES 3 (Monday, June 6th), GAME 4 (Saturday, June 11th) and GAME 5* (Sunday, June 12th) of the Calder Cup Finals at The Q! Be here as the Monsters #BattleTogether to bring a championship to the city of Cleveland! There is NOTHING like Playoff Hockey and fans can secure their seats for the 2016 Calder Cup Finals NOW!

THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO GUARANTEE TICKETS FOR ALL 2016 CALDER CUP FINALS GAMES:

1) Monsters Hockey Club Membership Packages (includes free tickets for up to TWO Calder Cup Finals games)

Sign up to become a Monsters Hockey Club Member for the 2016-17 season to secure the best seat locations, the lowest ticket prices, year-round benefits, private events with the team, a voice within the organization, team-merchandise and many more benefits and experiences.

2) Single Game Tickets - Single game tickets for Games 3, 4 and 5* start at just $15 per seat.

3) Group Experience Packages - Group Outings and Fan Experience Packages for 10 or more people are on sale now and provide deeply discounted ticket pricing.

GIVEAWAYS FOR THE 2016 CALDER CUP FINALS AT THE Q:

GAME 3 - The first 10,000 fans at Game 3 will receive an exclusive Monsters Calder Cup Finals T-shirt presented by University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and an exclusive Playoff Rally Towel.

GAME 4 - The first 10,000 fans at Game 4 will receive an exclusive Monsters Calder Cup Finals T-shirt and an exclusive Playoff Rally Towel.

GAME 5* - TBD

*If necessary (exact giveaways subject to change)

For tickets to all Monsters 2016 Calder Cup Finals games and for more information, fans can visit Monsters Playoff Central - www.lakeeriemonsters.com/playoffs.

BROADCAST INFORMATION FOR THE 2016 CALDER CUP FINALS:

Radio:

All Monsters 2016 Calder Cup Finals games will be broadcast on radio flagship station ESPN 850 - WKNR with the exception of the Saturday, June 11th (Game 4) which can be heard on the Saturday night home for Monsters Hockey, 99X FM.

AHL LIVE (Free Streaming for all 2016 Calder Cup Finals Games):

Fans can watch every 2016 Calder Cup Finals game on their computer, tablet or smart phone by logging onto www.ahllive.com. By creating an account, fans will be able watch a "Free View" of all Calder Cup Finals games.

Television:

The Calder Cup Finals television schedule will be announced later today.

FANS PREPARING TO #BATTLETOGETHER FOR THE 2016 CALDER CUP FINALS:

All Monsters 2016 Calder Cup Finals games will feature a FREE pregame Fan Fest on Gateway Plaza including concessions, interactive games, giveaways and a DJ to get fans hyped up for the big game.

WATCH PARTIES FOR THE 2016 CALDER CUP FINALS:

The Playoff Caravan will hit the town as the team hits the road with an official Monsters Calder Cup Finals Bar Watch Party Tour presented by Labatt. Fans are encouraged to meet the Monsters entertainment teams and cheer the Monsters on to victory on the road. All Calder Cup Finals Watch Parties will feature beer specials with Labatt, ticket giveaways and much more! Watch party information for Games 1 and 2 will be released later today. Watch Party details for a potential Game 6 and 7 will be announced at a later date, if necessary.

CONNECT THROUGHOUT THE 2016 CALDER CUP FINALS:

Fans can stay connected with the team throughout the 2016 Calder Cup Finals by visiting www.lakeeriemonsters.com/playoffs as the official headquarters of all things Monsters Hockey. Fans can join on the conversations surrounding the 2016 Calder Cup Finals with the official hashtag #BattleTogether and follow the Monsters across social media on Facebook/Monsters, Twitter (@Monstershockey), Instagram (@Monstershockey) and Snapchat (Monstershockey).


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