For Immediate Release: April 12, 2016



Twenty-Two Man Squad to Hit the Ice Friday in Game 1


Cincinnati, OH- Cyclones head coach Matt Macdonald has announced the 22-man roster that will be participating in the 2016 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs.

Per ECHL rules, teams are permitted to have a total of 23 players on their final playoff roster, including 19 active players, and up to three players on reserve or who are otherwise eligible. Currently, the Cyclones have 22 of the 23 slots filled for the playoffs, with one spot remaining for an additional player.

Once a team has named a total of 23 players to its playoff roster, or the Conference Finals have begun, that roster shall be fixed for the duration of the playoffs, barring emergency conditions. 

Emergency conditions shall be established when the roster is reduced below two goalkeepers and 16 skaters by reason of injury, illness, recall, or suspension by the League. In the event a team releases a player(s) from its playoff roster, its emergency conditions will drop by the same number as the players they release. Only amateur players may be signed and added to the active roster under emergency conditions.



1 Andy Iles, G, 5-9 / 180lbs Ithaca, NY- 43GP, 19-14-2-2, 2.93 GAA, .898 SV%

3 Jonathan Diaby (NSH), D, 6-5 / 230lbs Blainville, QC- 43GP, 3g-3a-6p

6 Riley Weselowski, D, 6-0 / 200lbs Pilot Mound, MB- 69GP, 2g-12a-14p

8 Brett Wysopal, D, 5-8 / 180lbs LaGrange Park, IL- 40GP, 5g-23a-28p

9 Steve Weinstein (Reserve), D, 5-10 / 175lbs Los Angeles, CA- 52GP, 3g-19a-22p

11 Christiaan Minella, F, 6-2 / 210lbs Cincinnati, OH- 71GP, 14g-8a-22p

12 Andrew Yogan, F, 6-3 / 215lbs Coral Springs, FL- 34GP, 15g-28a-43p

15 Levko Koper (Reserve), F, 6-0 / 190lbs Edmonton, AB- 5GP, 0g-3a-3p

16 Brett Ferguson, F, 6-0 / 185lbs Vibank, SK- 3GP, 0g-0a-0p

17 Cody Carlson, D, 5-10 / 185lbs Victoria, BC- 70GP, 5g-10a-15p

18 Tommy Mele, F, 6-0 / 200lbs Bronx, NY- 74GP, 27g-25a-52p

19 Jack Downing, F, 6-3 / 210lbs New Canaan, CT- 72GP, 32g-32a-64p

20 Peter Quenneville (LE), F, 5-11 / 190lbs Edmonton, AB- 58GP, 11g-15a-26p

23 Joe Wilson, F, 5-10 / 185lbs North Syracuse, NY- 61GP, 11g-14a-25p

24 Zach Budish, F, 6-3 / 215lbs Edina, MN- 69GP, 24g-34a-58p

25 Andrew Blazek, D, 6-0 / 185lbs Pittsburgh, PA- 43GP, 2g-4a-6p

26 Branden Gracel, F, 5-9 / 185lbs Calgary, AB- 69GP, 15g-28a-43p

27 Seth Ambroz (LE), F, 6-3 / 220lbs New Prague, MN- 58GP, 4g-6a-10p

28 Garrett Noonan (NSH), D, 6-0 / 205lbs Norfolk, MA- 55GP, 9g-34a-43p

31 Brandon Whitney (MIL), G, 6-5 / 220lbs Kentville, NS -21GP, 9-8-0-1, 3.18 GAA, .891 SV%

40 Nick Huard, F, 5-9 / 180lbs North Bay, ONT- 72GP, 21g-31a-52p

51 Colin Mulvey, F, 5-9 / 165lbs Worcester, MA- 62GP, 19G-23A-42P

Players Also Eligible for Postseason Games

39 Brad Thiessen (LE), G, 6-0 / 180lbs Aldergrove, BC- 19GP, 10-4-2-2, 1.89GAA, .934 SV%

65 Joe Pendenza (MIL), F, 5-10 / 190 Wilmington, MA-  21GP, 10g-9a-19p

The Cyclones will take on the Ft. Wayne Komets in the first round, with Game 1 and Game 2 being played on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, in Ft. Wayne. The series will then shift to Cincinnati for Game 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Friday, April 20 and 22. The Cyclones will also host Game 5 if necessary on Saturday, April 23, before heading back to Ft. Wayne for Game 6 and Game 7 on Monday and Wednesday, April 25 and 27, if necessary.

The Cyclones and Komets met 10 times during the regular season, with Cincinnati compiling a 5-4-1-0 record. Neither team was able to find an offensive edge, as both sides were tied, 33-33, in goals scored. 

This will be the eighth time since returning to the ECHL prior to the 2006-2007 season that the Cyclones will be participating in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Cincinnati won the Kelly Cup in 2008 and again in 2010, and made a third trip to the Kelly Cup Finals in 2014.



Game 1-  Friday, April 15..................Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 8:00pm ET

Game 2-  Saturday, April 16.............Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm ET

Game 3-  Wednesday, April 20.........Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35pm ET

Game 4-  Friday, April 22..................Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35pm ET

Game 5-  Saturday, April 23.............Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35pm ET *

Game 6-  Monday, April 25..............Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm ET *

Game 7-  Wednesday, April 27........Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm ET *

*Game to be played if necessary

The 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs are upon us! YOUR Cyclones are on the march towards another Kelly Cup Championship, and want you along for the ride! Be sure to get your single game tickets, or check out one of our 2016 Kelly Cup Playoff Ticket Packages, available NOW! Call 513.421.PUCK to reserve your seats. Fans can also get the latest team updates on Facebook, Twitter (@CincyCyclones), Instagram, and our website,

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