Cyclones Game Preview: Cincinnati vs. Wheeling
Cyclones welcome in Nailers for Banner-Raising Night
CINCINNATI CYCLONES (1-2-1-1) vs. WHEELING NAILERS (5-2-0-0)
DATE: Saturday, October 30, 2010
SITE: U.S. Bank Arena - Cincinnati, Ohio
WEBCAST: CyclonesHockey.com (American One)
PROMOTIONS: Banner-Raising Night, $1 Hot Dogs, Specialty Jersey Auction, Free 2010-11 Magnetic Schedules to the first 10,000 fans in attendance courtesy of Hometown Sports and Collectibles.
Cincinnati Cyclones: Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators
Wheeling Nailers: Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens
NEXT HOME GAME
Tuesday, November 2 – vs Elmira, 7:30pm
Big Beer Tuesday - $2 24oz. Molson and Labatt Blue
Tonight, the ‘Clones will open up their home slate when they welcome in the Wheeling Nailers to U.S. Bank Arena for the first of 11 regular season meetings. The two teams squared off in a pair of games during an abbreviated preseason schedule....with both teams earning big wins on their home ice. Wheeling took the first game by a 4-1 score while Cincinnati won 5-1 the following night at Northland Ice Center. In 2009-10, the Cyclones posted a 7-4-1 record against the Nailers - 4 of those 7 wins coming at. U.S. Bank Arena.
SCOUTING THE NAILERS:
Wheeling has come shooting out of the gate, leading the North Division with a 5-2-0 record. They’ve gotten great performances from both the offense and defense early on. Wheeling’s 21 goals-scored are tied for second most in the ECHL while goaltender Patrick Killeen has posted a 1.71 GAA - earning him Goalie of the Week accolades last week on October 19th.
SECOND PERIOD WOES:
This season the ‘Clones have been outscored 9-2 in the middle frame this season. In all other periods, Cincinnati has outscored its opponent 13-12.
KEEP STREET OFF THE SHEET:
Nailers rookie forward Ben Street finds himself towards the top of several rookie lists. He leads all first-year players with 34 shots and is tied for 3rd in rookie scoring with 5 points.
SEASON SERIES (11 Meetings)
Oct 30 Wheeling At Cincinnati 7:35 pm EDT
Nov 6 Cincinnati At Wheeling 7:35 pm EDT
Dec 17 Wheeling At Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Dec 18 Wheeling At Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Dec 26 Cincinnati At Wheeling 5:05 pm EST
Jan 14 Wheeling At Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Jan 15 Cincinnati At Wheeling 7:35 pm EST
Jan 18 Wheeling At Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Feb 4 Wheeling At Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Feb 5 Cincinnati At Wheeling 8:05 pm EST
Mar 4 Cincinnati At Wheeling 7:35 pm EST