Gameday: Lake Erie Monsters at Charlotte

Lake Erie Monsters (10-10-1-1) at Charlotte Checkers (14-7-1-1)

  • The Checkers play their second game of their three-in-three following a very disappointing loss against Texas Last night.
  • Last night’s game came down to very disappointing performances by Charlotte’s special teams.  Hopefully, this afternoon’s game will not be a repeat.
  • There’s a good chance the Monsters won’t be well rested if they spent last night at a Charlotte hotel following the Clemson/Virginia Tech matchup.  I can’t imagine there was much quiet in any uptown hotel.
  • This is the first regular season contest against Lake Erie, however the Checkers went 2-0 in preseason games against the Monsters at the Xtreme Ice Center.
  • Radio coverage returns tonight after a brief hiatus due to equipment malfunctions.  The game will be broadcast live on WBCN 1660 AM.

Lake Erie Notes:

  • Right wing David van der Gulik leads the team in points with 19 (6G, 13A).
  • Evan Brophy, a center, leads the team in goals with 7.
  • Former ECHL Checker Hugh Jessiman leads the team in PIMs with 44.
  • Rookie goaltender Trevor Cann has started the past three games.  In 13 games this season, he’s 5-8-0-0 (3.89 GAA, .897 SV%).
  • Starting goaltender Cedric Desjardins is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, and has missed the past three games.  In eight games this season, he leads the AHL in GAA with 1.62, and a .948 SV%.
  • Goaltender Desjardins played junior hockey with the Rimouski Oceanic, and had a teammate named Sidney Crosby… I think that Sid guy is a pretty good hockey player.  Checkers fans will also recognize Desjardins as the former netminder for the Norfolk Admirals.
  • In case you need a pronunciation key (French names can be tricky), deh-ZHAHR-dahn is how you taunt the goalie.  I assume that Cann is pronounced just as it reads…

Gametime: 5:00 p.m. EST

Charlotte Radio:  WBCN 1660 AM

Charlotte Twitter: @CheckersHockey@PaulBranecky,

Lake Erie Twitter:  @monstershockey, @dmansworldpd

Referee: Jarrod Ragusin (#42)
Linesmen: Frank Murphy (#29), Ben Shiley (#21)

2 thoughts on “Gameday: Lake Erie Monsters at Charlotte

  1. I never taunt the goalie, but I get such a kick out of your pronunciation guides. 🙂

    Hope last night’s game was a wake up call & we see better things today! Let’s go Checkers!

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