Hockey teams are often named after intimidating natural phenomena, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Tuscaloosa Puberty. Experience the fury with today’s Groupon to see the Lake Erie Monsters AHL hockey team battle the Toronto Marlies at the Quicken Loans Arena. Choose from the following options:
- For $11, you get a lower-level corner ticket on October 28, a Halloween party with $1 hot dogs, which are not included in this Groupon, and a postgame skate (a $22 value).
- For $14, you get a lower-level sideline ticket on October 28, a Halloween party with $1 hot dogs, which are not included in this Groupon, and a postgame skate (a $28 value).
- For $11, you get a lower-level corner ticket on October 30, which is Kids’ Day (a $22 value).
- For $14, you get a lower-level sideline ticket on October 30, which is Kids’ Day (a $28 value).
Now in their fifth season as an AHL team, the Monsters are hoping to land another coveted playoff spot. Audiences sway during the brutal ballet of power plays and slap shots, applauding at the spray of skate-shredded ice while their hearts beat to the rhythm of Plexiglass ka-thunks from well-executed body checks. Returning offensive players David Van der Gulik, Ryan Stoa, and captain Greg Mauldin, lead the charge while rookies such as Brad Malone and Eric Hunter test out the frozen waters in their first season. With a variety of promotions or give-aways each night, a Monsters game also provides a place to take children that’s more interactive, cheaper, and less dangerous than a hot-air-balloon daycare center. Spectators convene at seats in the lower level sideline/club or corner areas.
Lake Erie Monsters
An AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Lake Erie Monsters began as the Utah Grizzlies in 2001 before migrating to Cleveland in 2007. After the team clinched its first playoff berth in 2011, the subsequent season drew record crowds to Quicken Loans Arena, where fans' screams bounce off the rafters to form classic jock-jam echoes.