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Cleveland Monsters to kick off season with a celebration

CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s opening weekend for the Cleveland Monsters as they kick off their season in a game against Rockford.

The AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions will begin with a celebration tonight before the puck drops at Quicken Loans Arena.

The first 10,000 fans to arrive at the Q will get a replica Calder Cup championship banner. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a special pregame ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.

A new Calder Cup Championship flag will be flying outside the Q, and the new Cleveland Monsters’ white primary uniforms will debut tonight, too.

Warm-ups begin at 6:30 p.m.

Then on Saturday, the first 10,000 fans will receive a Calder Cup magnetic schedule. The first 1,000 kids 14 and under will also receive a day pass to Castaway Bay Indoor Water Park.

Doors open at 4 p.m.

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