The Lake Erie Monsters have announced the American Hockey League team's season opening roster. The 2014-15 season begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Grand Rapids against the Griffins, and the Monsters home opener at The Q is set for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday against Grand Rapids.
Of the 28 players on the season opening roster, 18 played for the Monsters last season, while 20 have played games for the Monsters at some point during their careers. The 2014-15 Monsters roster includes 10 players with National Hockey League playing experience. The roster includes players from seven countries: the United States, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.
The roster breakdown is as follows:
Forwards (17): Andrew Agozzino (Alternate Captain), Troy Bourke, Paul Carey, Trevor Cheek, Mitchell Heard, Garrett Meurs, Reid Petryk, Kenny Ryan, Mike Sgarbossa, Colin Smith, Dan Maggio, Joey Hishon, Samuel Henley, Borna Rendulic, Michael Schumacher, Ben Street (Alternate Captain), Tomas Vincour
Defensemen (8): Gabe Beaupre, Cody Corbett, Stefan Elliott, Markus Lauridsen, Karl Stollery, Maxim Noreau, Bruno Gervais (Captain), Duncan Siemens
Goaltenders (3): Sami Aittokallio, Calvin Pickard, Roman Will
Single game tickets for the 2014-15 season are on sale now. Full season Monsters Hockey Club memberships, partial season, group ticket and birthday bash packages are also on sale now. All tickets can be purchased here, calling (216) 420-0000, visiting The Q Box Office or any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart.