CYCLONES WEEKLY RELEASE- WEEK 8
Week 8: December 7-December 13
LAST WEEK RECAP:
Friday Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (11-5-2-2) picked up a 7-6 overtime win over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Friday night. Forward Nick Huard scored a pair of power play markers, and defenseman Riley Weselowski also had two, including the game winner. Forwards Mike Hammond and Andrew Yogan, and defenseman Steve Weinstein added lone tallies for the Cyclones, who scored seven goals in a game for the first time since November 26 of 2014. The Cyclones were outshot, 44-36 on the night, while the power play converted on two of its five chances.
Thursday Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (10-5-2-2) dropped a 4-3 decision to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Thursday night. Forward Zach Budish scored a pair of goals, while forward Jack Downing netted one for the Cyclones. Cincinnati outshot Greenville, 28-27, while the power play converted on one of three opportunities.
Tuesday Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (10-4-2-2) fell to the Quad City Mallards, 2-1 in the shootout, on Tuesday night. Forward Peter Quenneville tallied the lone goal for the Cyclones, who fall to 1-4 this season in games decided by overtime or a shootout. It was another solid performance from goaltender Brad Thiessen who stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced in the loss. Cincinnati outshot Quad City, 28-23 on the night, while the power play was held scoreless on all seven opportunities.
Friday, December 11 AT Evansville, 8:15pm ET
Saturday, December 12 vs. Evansville, 7:30pm ET
News and Notes:
The Comeback Kids: The Cyclones battled back from a three-goal deficit, and a pair of two-goal deficits to earn a 7-6 win over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Friday night. It marked the first overtime win of the season for the Cyclones, who are now 2-4 in games decided by overtime or a shootout.
Budish Signs PTO: The Milwaukee Admirals, American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate for the Cincinnati Cyclones, announced on Saturday that they have signed Cyclones forward Zach Budish to a pro-tryout contract (PTO). Budish skated in Milwaukee’s 3-2 shootout win over the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night, however did not register a point. He averaged nearly a point per game this season with Cincinnati, ranking second on the team in scoring with seven goals and 11 assists through 19 games with the Cyclones. He is also tied for the team lead in power play scoring with a goal and seven assists.
Deuces Wild: Last week’s series with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits saw a number of players record multi-point efforts. Forward Andrew Yogan had two points in each of the Cyclones’ games against Greenville, tallying a pair of assists in Thursday’s 4-3 loss, and scoring the game-tying goal and adding an assist in Friday’s 7-6 overtime win. He has at least two points in each of his three games played for the Cyclones this season. Five other players enjoyed multi-point outings last week against Greenville, including two-goal performances from forward Zach Budish on Thursday, and defenseman Riley Weselowski on Friday, a three point night from Nick Huard on Friday (2G, 1A), and two assists each from forwards Jack Downing and Joe Wilson on Friday night.
We Huard He Was Pretty Good: Rookie forward Nick Huard (pronounced HEARD) continues to pile up the points for the Cyclones. After being held off the scoresheet for a season-high three games late in November, Huard has accounted for three goals and three assists over his last five games played. He currently leads the Cyclones, and is fifth in League rookie scoring with 19 points (7g, 12a), and has multi-point efforts on six occasions this season, which is also a team-high.
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