2014-15 Lake Erie Monsters Opening Night Roster
With the regular season underway for the parent club, the Monsters will get their season going tonight, when they pay a visit to rival Grand Rapids at 5:00 PM MST. Here is a look at their opening night roster:
Troy Bourke Paul Carey
Trevor Cheek Mitchell Heard
Garrett Meurs Reid Petryk
Kenny Ryan Mike Sgarbossa
Colin Smith Dan Maggio
Joey Hishon Samuel Henley
Borna Rendulic Michael Schumacher
Ben Street Tomas Vincour
Cody Corbett Stefan Elliott
Markus Lauridsen Karl Stollery
Maxim Noreau Bruno Gervais
LettermenWearing the "C" this season for the Monsters will be free agent defenseman Bruno Gervais. Andrew Agozzino and Ben Street will serve as alternate captains.
Monsters Hope Additional Size Will Add to Wins
A year ago, the Monsters roster averaged 6-feet, .04 inches, and 191 pounds. This season, the final roster released Thursday averages 6 feet, .08 inches and 193 pounds.
Small differences in the overall averages, but huge differences when it comes to individual players (two who stand 6-5, for instance). And an enormous difference in the type of game the Monsters hope to play this season.
Size, that most unteachable of qualities, is what Chynoweth hopes will mean a difference this season.
"I think you need a mix," Chynoweth said of the roster makeup. "You need some smaller, skilled guys, you need some bigger guys. You need a good mix. I think we have that this year. We can play physical when we need to, and we can play skilled, as well."