VOTE: Which Lake Erie Monsters hockey player has the best Movember mustache?

CLEVELAND - It’s the end of November, and for some it means getting rid of some facial hair.

Before they picked up their Bic razor, we caught up with players from the Lake Erie Monsters hockey team.

"Ya, I usually get a funny look like kinda creepy, ya know?  Then I'm like hey, it's for men's health awareness, get checked," said Barry Goers.

Goers, a defender, was just one member of the organization who took part in 'Movember.'

"People are like what is on your face," said Goers.  "It takes a long time.  I need a little more than 30 days actually."

Even Head Coach Dean Chynoweth got his grow on.

"Obviously bringing awareness to men’s health issues is something that’s important and it’s a month we can do that," said Chynoweth.

Along with their fuzzy faces for awareness, the Monsters are raising money for Prostate cancer on their website, where you can also vote for the best mustache.




Talking with the actor from 'A Carol for Cleveland'

From staches on the ice – to the stage.

The main character in ‘A Carol for Cleveland,” Ed Podolak, rocking the look in the new play at the Allen Theatre.

“There’s a bit of the Grinch in him, there’s a bit of Scrooge in him,” said actor Chuck Kartali,

Kartali plays the unemployed steel worker from Western Pennsylvania looking for work in Cleveland in 1979.

“There’s something about the sprit of this piece that actually reflects Cleveland in a lot of ways," said Kartali.  "It’s a gritty town, it’s a tough town, but it’s a town with a huge heart.”

That heart, along with help from a 7-year -old boy in Public Square on Christmas Eve, helps this lost soul find his way.

“From that point on they are stuck at the hip,” said Kartali.

There’s another major character in this play, the city of Cleveland, which playwright Eric Coble says was easy to work with.

“Working with LA or New York is a very different animal," said Coble.  "Working with Cleveland has been pretty good."

As for the message you might walk away with after seeing ‘A Carol for Cleveland?'

“It’s the miracle of the holidays – it’s the miracle of Christmas,” said Coble.

“These stories really, really resonate a great deal, because we’re all looking for renewal.  And this is a story of one man’s renewal,” said Kartali. 

'A Carol for Cleveland' opens Wednesday, December 5 and runs through December 23 at the Allen Theatre.


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