Monsters Start Training Camp Monday

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CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland's Lake Erie Monsters, the new AHL affiliate of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, will officially begin the 2015-16 season when the team opens its ninth annual training camp Monday, September 28th at OBM Arena operated by IceLand USA in Strongsville.  All practices held at OBM Arena are free and open to the public. The Monsters will practice Monday, September 28th through Friday, October 2nd before hitting the road to play a pair of preseason games vs. the Grand Rapids Griffins.  The Monsters' regular-season practice schedule will be determined at a later date.

Camp to feature open practices and two neutral site preseason games

The Monsters and Griffins will meet on Friday, October 2ndat 6:30 p.m. at the Bowling Green State University Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio and will play again the following night, Saturday, October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. in Windsor, Ontario at the WFCU Centre, home of the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires.

Below is the complete 2015-16 training camp schedule (Practice times at OBM Arena subject to change):

Monday, Sept. 28th

Practice: 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Media Availability: 12:00 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 29th

Practice: 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Media Availability: 12:00 p.m.


Wednesday, Sept. 30th 

Practice: 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Media Availability: 12:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 1st

Practice: 10:30 -12:00 p.m.

Media Availability: 12:00 p.m.


Friday, October 2nd

Morning Skate: 10:00 a.m.

Preseason game vs. Grand Rapids Griffins

BGSU Ice Arena

Bowling Green, OH (6:30 p.m.)

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Saturday, October 3rd

Morning Skate: 10:00 a.m.

Preseason game vs. Grand Rapids Griffins

WFCU Centre

Windsor, ON (7:00 p.m.)

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

The Monsters will hold their annual Media Day on Tuesday, October 6th. Details will be released in the next week.

The Monsters will open their ninth AHL season in Rochester on Friday, October 9th, and then will host the Iowa Wild in the team's home opener at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Single game tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale and start at only $10 per ticket. BUY TICKETS