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Monsters Stymied in 1-0 Road Loss to Rocket

January 18, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Cleveland Monsters News Release

Cleveland Monsters right wing Vitaly Abramov and Laval Rocket goaltender Michael McNiven
Cleveland Monsters right wing Vitaly Abramov and Laval Rocket goaltender Michael McNiven
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LAVAL, QC - The AHL's Cleveland Monsters were defeated by the Laval Rocket on Friday at Laval's Place Bell by a final score of 1-0. With the loss, the Monsters are now 18-16-4-1 overall this season and with 41 points, fall to seventh place in the AHL's North Division standings.

The Rocket claimed a 1-0 lead with the first period's lone goal, an even-strength Alex Belzile finish at 15:47. After a scoreless middle frame and final stanza, Laval emerged victorious by the same margin.

Monsters goaltender Jean-Francois Berube stopped 11 of the 12 shots he faced to fall to 11-12-3 this season while Laval's Michael McNiven improved to 5-4-2 in net following a 38-save shutout performance.

Next up for the Monsters, it's a Saturday rematch vs. the Rocket with full coverage, live from Place Bell in Laval, QC, underway at 3:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

Cleveland Monsters Holiday Packs are on sale now and include exclusive Monsters Holiday socks, a Monsters snow globe and equal number of Disney on Ice tickets at The Q! Holiday Packs start as low as $54 and can be purchased today by visiting www.clevelandmonsters.com/holiday or by calling the Monsters sales and service team at 216-420-0000. Be sure to follow the Monsters on Twitter @monstershockey, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/monstershockey, and on Instagram @monstershockey.





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Cleveland Monsters right wing Vitaly Abramov and Laval Rocket goaltender Michael McNiven
Cleveland Monsters right wing Vitaly Abramov and Laval Rocket goaltender Michael McNiven

  

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