CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Hockey fans all over Cleveland are celebrating the city’s first sports championship win in a long time.
A party will be held for the Lake Erie Monsters around 6 p.m. Tuesday at Gateway Plaza (between The Q and Progressive Field). The team recently won its first Calder Cup Championship in franchise history.
Fans can expect music, food and more.
Additionally, Mayor Frank Jackson proclaimed Tuesday as Lake Erie Monsters Day. His office released this proclamation:
Whereas, on behalf of the citizens of the City of Cleveland, I am honored to offer this Proclamation designating June 14, 2016, as Lake Erie Monsters Day in Cleveland; and,
Whereas, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, the Lake Erie Monsters completed a historic regular season and post-season by defeating the Hershey Bears, in overtime, by a score of 1-0 to sweep the series and win the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup. The record-setting, sellout crowd of 19,665 people was the largest crowd in franchise history and the second-largest crowd in the 80-year history of the Calder Cup Playoffs; and,
Whereas, led by head coach, Jared Bednar, the Lake Erie Monsters finished the 2015-2016 regular season with a record of 43 wins, 22 losses, 6 overtime losses (OTL) and 5 shootout losses (SOL) and set new franchise records for points (97) and home victories (25). Oliver Bjorkstrand was named the American Hockey League’s playoff Most Valuable Player (MVP) and winner of the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy; and, goalie Anton Forsberg finished the Championship game with a 23 save shutout performance;
To read the rest of the Proclamation, click here: Cleveland19.com
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