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Crunch swept by Monsters in North Division finals

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Syracuse Crunch had their season end on Wednesday night with a 6-4 loss to the Cleveland Monsters in Game 3 of the North Division finals at the Upstate Medical University Arena.

Syracuse was outscored 11-5 over the best-of-five series and scored just one goal in the first two games combined.

The Crunch led 3-2 after 40 minutes but gave up four third-period goals, including an empty-netter.


Alex Barré-Boulet found the back of the net twice for Syracuse, while Cole Koepke and Jordy Bellerive added goals. Matt Tomkins stopped 21 of the 26 shots he faced.

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Cleveland will face the Hershey Bears in the Eastern Conference finals.