The Cleveland Monsters will play a home series against the Chicago Wolves on Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, under the guise of the Cleveland Lumberjacks.
After a 14-year hiatus, Lumberjacks Weekend will celebrate Cleveland’s former International Hockey League team, the Lumberjacks, who played there from 1992 to 2001. IHL legends like Jock Callander, Dave Michayluk, and Perry Ganchar will make guest appearances all weekend long.
On Friday at 6:00 PM, there will be an autograph session in the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse atrium where fans can meet with former players. Saturday, in a pregame ceremony, the Monsters will honour Michayluk by retiring his number 27 again, 25 years after the Cleveland Lumberjacks had done so. A Lumberjacks Meet-and-Greet will be held at Whistle & Keg from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, just before the game, giving fans a second, one-of-a-kind opportunity to chat with players like Callander, Michayluk, Ganchar, and others.
As part of their transformation into the Monsters, the Lumberjacks’ black alternate uniform will be worn by the Monsters this weekend. The Monsters Community Foundation will receive 100% of the proceeds from the DASH auction starting on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and running through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. As an added bonus, a Silent Auction featuring a special jersey worn by every member of the Lumberjacks’ alumni will be held at the Community Corner, located just outside Portal 6. On both days, the silent auction will continue through the second intermission, and the winner will be announced before the start of the third period on Saturday night.
This weekend, the Monsters Team Shop is bringing back the good old days with a Lumberjacks Collection, featuring throwback items like crew sweatshirts, starter jackets, pennants, travel mugs, coozies, and more. The highly anticipated replica jersey (which retails for $140) will be featured as the Item of the Game on Friday, while the entire collection will be highlighted on Saturday. Replica jerseys and other items from the Lumberjacks Collection can be purchased at MonstersTeamShop.com and in-person while supplies last.
Over the course of the weekend, the exterior of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will reflect the team’s new identity with a gleaming teal and yellow curtain wall. Fans can relive the glory days of the mullet and the moustache by entering the retro Power Portal and participating in nostalgic in-game moments. The Friday game is another 1-2-3 Friday, with $1 Pepsi products, $2 hot dogs, $3 Labatt Blue, and other select beer specials.