Network to air 10 Monsters games

FOX Sports Ohio announced today its 2011-12 telecast schedule of the Lake Erie Monsters. The network will televise the Monsters’ productions of ten games beginning Friday, October 28 at 7:30pm when the Monsters host the Toronto Marlies at Quicken Loans Arena.

A complete schedule of the Monsters on FOX Sports Ohio is below.

Calling the games will be the new “Voice of the Monsters,” Doug Plagens, who begins his first season with the team in 2011-12. Plagens comes to Cleveland from Youngstown, where he served as a television sports anchor and reporter at the local CBS, FOX and ABC affiliates. He was previously the radio and television play-by-play broadcaster for the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars). While there he was named the 2010 ECHL Broadcaster of the Year. Plagens received his bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College and his master’s from Syracuse University.

Plagens will be joined by Cleveland hockey legend Jock Callander, who will provide color commentary. Veteran Cleveland sports broadcaster Kenny Roda will return for his fifth season as rinkside reporter and intermission host on all telecasts in 2011-12.

Day Date Time Opponent

Fri 10/28/2011 7:30 PM vs. Toronto

Fri 11/11/2011 7:30 PM vs. San Antonio

Fri 12/16/2011 7:30 PM vs. Grand Rapids

Thu 1/26/2012 7:00 PM vs. Toronto

Sat 1/28/2012 1:30 PM vs. Hamilton

Thu 2/23/2012 7:00 PM vs. Hershey

Sun 3/4/2012 3:00 PM vs. Charlotte

Thu 3/22/2012 7:00 PM vs. Chicago

Sat 3/24/2012 7:30 PM vs. Toronto

Sat 4/14/2012 7:30 PM vs. Rochester

*schedule subject to change