Monsters Round 2 Playoff Schedule Announced


CLEVELAND – By virtue of a three-games-to-none sweep of the Rockford IceHogs in the Central Division Semi-Finals, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters advanced to the second round of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Playoffs for the first time in franchise history, where they will take on the Grand Rapids Griffins in a best-of-seven series. The two teams will drop the puck at The Q for Game 1 of the Central Division Finals on Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm. The Monsters will hold home-ice advantage in the 2-2-1-1-1 series format. 

The Monsters’ second round schedule with Grand Rapids is as follows:                

Game 1 – Thursday, May 5th – Monsters vs. Griffins - 7:00 pm EST- TICKETS                

Game 2 – Saturday, May 7th – Monsters vs. Griffins - NOON EST - TICKETS

Game 3 – Sunday, May 8th – Monsters @ Griffins - 4:00 pm EST                    

Game 4 – Tuesday, May 10th – Monsters @ Griffins - 7:00 pm EST              

*Game 5 – Saturday, May 14th – Monsters vs. Griffins - 7:00 pm EST                  

*Game 6 – Monday, May 16th – Monsters @ Griffins - 7:00 pm EST 

*Game 7- Tuesday, May 17th – Monsters vs Griffins - 7:00 pm EST 

*   If necessary

Broadcast information for Round 2 will be released later this week.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for the first two home playoff games of the second round!

There is NOTHING like Playoff Hockey and fans can secure their seats now! Single game tickets for round 2 home games are on sale now and start at just $12 per seat. 2016 Playoff Packs guarantee fans the same great seats to all home playoff games and the Monsters Playoff Plus Package includes Monsters Hockey Club memberships for the 2016-17 season featuring amazing added-value benefits and experiences, plus free tickets to select 2016 playoff games.

The first 10,000 fans at each game will receive an exclusive Monsters rally towel; Game 1 is courtesy of 811: Know Before You Dig & Dominion and Game 2 is from our partners at Hub 55 & Sterle’s Country Kitchen.

Fans Preparing to #BattleTogether:

Fans are encouraged to check out the Monsters Playoff Rally Caravan as it makes its way through Northeast Ohio. At each stop, fans can expect to see Sully and The Monster Hockey Girls. They can also pick up a free Fan Activation Kit, which includes playoff yard signs, fatheads and posters.

Monsters Playoff Rally Caravan Schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, April 30th – 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Legacy Village
  • Sunday, May 1st – 8:30 am- 12:30 pm - March for Babies Walk at the Wade Oval
  • Saturday, May 14th – 11:30 am– 1:30 pm - Crocker Park

All Monsters Home Playoff 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.

Monsters Playoff Watch Parties:

The Playoff Caravan will hit the town as the team hits the road with an official Bar Watch Party Tour presented by Labatt. Fans are encouraged to meet the Monsters entertainment teams and cheer on the Monsters to victory on the road. All watch parties will feature beer specials with Labatt, ticket giveaways and much more!

The Official Watch Party schedule for Round 2 will be released later this week. 


Fans can stay connected with the team throughout the playoff run by visiting as the official headquarters of all things Monsters Hockey. Fans can join on the conversations surrounding the 2016 Monsters AHL Playoffs with the official hashtag #BattleTogether and follow the Monsters across social media on Facebook/LakeErieMonsters, Twitter (@Monstershockey), Instagram (@Monstershockey) and Snapchat (Monstershockey).