Dominic Zombo Q&A
We caught up with new Cyclones forward Dominic Zombo for our special Season Ticket Holder Q&A! Find out a little bit about what drew him to Cincinnati, some of his strengths and weaknesses, and his roll in Toledo’s “Zombie Night” promotion.
What was it about the Cincinnati organization that made you decide you wanted to sign with the Cyclones?
There were a couple different factors that came into play with my decision to sign with the Cincinnati Cyclones. After coming to play in Cincy a couple times throughout the 15/16 season, I came to appreciate how nice the facilities are and just the overall support from the fans for not just their team but hockey in general. Another big factor was just the city in general. Cincinnati is a sports town with a big city feel and you cannot beat that. The last main component was just how well the organization is run from top to bottom. That's something that I've come to hear from former Cyclones players and am coming to learn much more as of signing.
What are your strengths and weakness in your game?
One of my strengths is that I'm a very versatile forward that can play and contribute in all areas of the ice. I'd say that one of my weaknesses would be my size. At 5'10 I'm not towering over anyone out there, but it is something I've worked against my whole life and I have trained to be stronger and faster because of it.
What is your best memory from your career so far?
The best memory of my hockey career so far would have to be making it to the Frozen Four in Boston my senior year with The University of Nebraska Omaha.
What do you like to do during the offseason?
I come from a very close family who have sacrificed a lot for me to pursue my hockey career, so the summers are the best times for me to catch up with my family whether its going on vacation together or attending one of my brother or sister's many sporting events.
Is it true you’re responsible for the “Zombie Night” promotion this year in Toledo? How did that come about? Was that a great experience for you?
No, no, no, I cannot take responsibility for that promotion. I did come to be an integral part of it but I was definitely not my idea. I was asked by the media director Andi Roman if I would be willing to help out in a future promotion and I said yes, not really knowing what I was getting myself into. It was one of those things that I had said yes to but completely forgot about until I showed up to the rink one day and the cameras where there to video tape me. All in all it was a fun and interesting experience! That's not to say I would be too keen on doing another one but it turned out to be successful so I can't complain too much.
We want to thank Dominic for taking the time to answer some questions from our Season Ticket Holders. We are counting down the days until he and the rest of the 2016-2017 Cyclones are back on the ice!