Froese Heads North, Serratore Acquired
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina – The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that forward Byron Froese has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. In a separate move, the club has acquired forward Tom Serratore from the Evansville IceMen in exchange for future considerations.
Froese (PHRASE) was atop the Cyclones scoring leaderboard before he earned the promotion, notching 24 points (8g, 16a) in 17 games and was tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (2). As impressively, the Chicago Blackhawks draft pick is riding a 10-game point scoring streak, the second-longest streak of any ECHL player. Froese will be reunited with former Cyclones Head Coach Ben Simon, who serves as the Assistant Coach of the Marlies.
Serratore (SARE-uh-tore-ee), a rookie forward, will join his third team this season after skating with the Toledo Walleye and Evansville IceMen earlier in 2014-15. The University of Minnesota alum earned two assists in a combined 10 games for both of Cincy's North Division rivals. As a college player, Serratore posted 22 points in 140 games and was twice named to WCHA All-Academic Team. His father, Frank, is the long-time Head Coach for Air Force.
The Cyclones open a three-city, three-game road trip tonight against South Carolina. Coverage of the game on the Cyclones Radio Network beginning at 6:45pm with the opening face-off to follow at 7:05pm. Fans can watch the action LIVE at the Coors Light Viewing Party, which takes place at Game Time Sports Bar and Grill in Cheviot!
The Cyclones will be back on the ice at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday, December 17 when they host the Greenville Road Warriors at 7:30pm! Fans 21+ can enjoy $1 beers as we host our first-ever Santa-Con! Everyone is encouraged to dress as Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an elf! Call 513.421.PUCK to secure your seats and for more details. Fans can also get the latest team updates throughout the season on Facebook, Twitter (@CincyCyclones), and Instagram!