The Lake Erie Monsters have done the unexpected. Winning is back in Cleveland. The Monsters defeated the Hershey Bears to win the Calder Cup. And it was not even close.
The hardest series for the Monsters was the second round, where it is usually the first for most teams.
First, they swept the Rockford IceHogs, the minor team for the Chicago Blackhawks.
In the semifinals, they battled the Grand Rapids Griffins, who are playoff beasts with the development of their players, since they are affiliated with the Detroit Red Wings.
The Western Conference Finals was the Ontario Reign, the minor team of the Los Angeles Kings. Last year, in Manchester, they won the Calder Cup. This year, they were swept by Lake Erie.
In the Calder Cup Finals, the Monsters swept the Hershey Bears, the Eastern Conference Champions 4-0.
What are your thoughts on the Lake Erie Monsters, the 2016 Calder Cup Champions?
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