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Monsters Musings Podcast Episode #5: The Purple Game


Monsters Musings Podcast Episode #5: The Purple Game

The fifth episode of Monsters Musings has all you need to know to get caught up in the world of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Cleveland Monsters.

Host Deana Weinheimer gets you caught up on the latest news surrounding the Cleveland Monsters, a recap of their last game versus the Rochester Americans, and looks ahead to Saturday night’s game against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Monsters defenseman Thomas Schemitsch joins Deana to discuss The Purple Game, what the game means to them, and his family’s experience with cancer.


Several roster moves, a trade, and an injury have the Monsters lineup looking a little bit different these days. Deana goes through all the changes and what it means for the team.

Recently, the Monsters organization celebrated a huge milestone. 1,000 games and counting for one of the most storied hockey franchises in Northern Ohio.

Game Recap

Deana looks back at Wednesday’s win over the Rochester Americans.

Looking Ahead

The Grand Rapids Griffins come back to Cleveland for another tilt. What players should the Monsters keep an eye on? What is the key to get the Monsters their first victory over the Griffins this season?

Plus, hear from head coach Mike Eaves and forwards Tyler Sikura and Josh Dunne.

The Purple Game

Deana sits down with defenseman Thomas Schemitsch to discuss The Purple Game and his grandmother, Yvette Rankin, a survivor of stage four breast cancer.


Monsters Musings: The only podcast focusing on the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters. Here at Monsters Musings, The Sin Bin’s Deana Weinheimer gives you everything you need to know from the Monsters organization. From updates on the top prospects for the Columbus Blue Jackets, game summaries and previews, and more, you’ll find it here at Monsters Musings!

Follow Deana (@SinBinMonsters) on Twitter for all the latest news and opinions concerning the Cleveland Monsters! You can also check out her written content on The Sin Bin’s website.

Download the Field Pass Hockey app from the iTunes or Google Play stores or follow @FieldPassHockey on Twitter for the latest news on the AHL, ECHL, and SPHL throughout the 2022 season!

    Deana Weinheimer is a Managing Editor, podcast host, and covers the American Hockey League for Field Pass Hockey. Follow and interact with her on Twitter @FPHAHL.

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