GAME NOTES: 11/9 vs Reading

GAME NOTES: 11/9 vs Reading

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2016

 

 

Game 11 (Home Game 6)

Vs. Reading Royals (6-2-0-1, 13pts)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 7:35pm ET

U.S. Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH

 

Overview: The Cyclones extended their winning streak to three with a 3-2 shootout win over the Quad City Mallards on Sunday afternoon. Cincinnati has moved into sole possession of third place in the ECHL’s South Division.

Sunday Afternoon Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (5-5-0-0) collected a 3-2 shootout win over the Quad City Mallards on Sunday afternoon. Defensemen Eric Knodel and Arvin Atwal tallied the goals for the Cyclones, who have won three in a row. The Cyclones were outshot, 27-26 on the night, with goaltender Mark Visentin stopping 25 in regulation and three-of-four in the shootout.

Thursday Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (4-5-0-0) picked up a 4-1 win over the Quad City Mallards on Thursday night. Forward Andrew Yogan led the way with a pair of goals, while forwards Gabryel Boudreau and Shawn O’Donnell each chipped in one for the Cyclones. Goaltender Mark Visentin was stellar, stopping 30 of the 31 shots he faced in the win.

Wednesday Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (3-5-0-0) collected a 4-3 win over the Ft. Wayne Komets on Wednesday night. Forwards Dominic Zombo, Nick Huard, and Andrew Yogan, along with defenseman Eric Knodel tallied the goals for the Cyclones, who pick up their second home win of the season. Netminder Mark Visentin turned aside 19 to collect the win.

Previewing Reading:  The Royals have won three in a row, and are currently in the midst of an eight-game road trip. They are coming off of a 5-3 win over the Rapid City Rush on Saturday night. They are led by forward Chris McCarthy who has accounted for three goals and seven assists on the season. Right behind him is a pair of nine-point scorers in team goals leader Olivier Labelle (5g, 4a) and Steven Swavely (4g, 5a). Goaltenders Martin Ouellette and Mark Dekanich have split time this season with both compiling a 3-1-0-0 record. Ouellette has the slight edge with a 2.53 goals-against average, while Dekanich’s .912 save percentage is the better of the two.

Inside the Series: This is the first of three meetings between the two sides this season, and the first matchup since Reading won a 4-1 affair on February 21, 2015 at U.S. Bank Arena. Cincinnati holds a 35-22-5-4 in the all-time series, however Reading is currently on a three-game winning streak. 

Next Game Preview: The Cyclones return home on Saturday night to take on the Toledo Walleye. Toledo took the first meeting of the season, 5-0, back on October 18.

 

TOP STORYLINES

Defensively Offensive: Defensemen Arvin Atwal and Eric Knodel accounted for both goals in regulation in Sunday’s 3-2 shootout win over the Quad City Mallards. For Knodel, it marked his second goal in three games, and he is currently on a four-game point streak accounting for all of his points this season (3g, 2a). Atwal’s goal marked the first of his pro career, and he has both of his points (1g, 1a) in his last four games.

Get Up and Stay Up: All five of Cincinnati’s wins this season have come when the Cyclones score the first goal of the game, and they are a perfect 4-0-0-0 when leading after two periods. Holding leads was a strong point of the Cyclones last season, having posted a 24-7-1-0 record when leading after one period, and a 30-1-0-1 mark when leading after two periods.

Deuces Wild: Forward Shawn O’Donnell recorded his third two-point outing of the season in Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Quad City Mallards, accounting for a goal and an assist. He has points in five of his last six games, accounting for four goals and four assists in that time, and he leads the team with nine points (4g, 5a).

Heating Up: After only recording a pair of assists in Cincinnati’s first five games, forward Nick Huard has a goal and four assists in his last four games played, including a goal and two assists in Wednesday’s 4-3 win over Ft. Wayne. Huard is the Cyclones’ top returner this season after a stellar rookie season where he ranked sixth in League rookie scoring with 52 points (21g, 31a), and first in power play goals with 15.

Piling Up the Points: Forward Andrew Yogan had his four-game point streak snapped in Sunday’s 3-2 shootout win over Quad City, however he has been one of the top offensive producers as of late, accounting for four goals and two assists in his last five games. He recorded his second multi-point effort of the season in Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Mallards (2g, 1a), and has three of his four goals in the last three games.

Scoring Touch: Forward Dominic Zombo continues to find his way onto the score sheet, accounting for a goal and two assists in his last five games. Henetted his fourth goal of the season in Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Ft. Wayne Komets, and has points in six of his 10 games played this season.

Helping Hand: Forward Peter LeBlanc dished out his team-leading seventh assist in Sunday’s 3-2 shootout win over Quad City, and has six of his team-leading seven assists over his last six games.

Cyclones on the Square: The Cyclones are proud to partner with 3CDC to present Cyclones on the Square from 5pm-8pm during select Tuesdays in the month of November. Meet Cyclones mascots, players, and coaches on one of Cincinnati’s most unique ice surfaces- Fountain Square. The initial date of November 1 will have a spotlight on the Cyclones mascots! Join Puckchop and Twister on the ice for an up-close encounter with Cincinnati’s best mascots. November 8 and 15 will see select Cyclones players and coaches at the Rink. Plus, chosen fans will be able to try Cyclones intermission games such as sumo suits and hamster balls. In addition, Cyclones Season Ticket holders will receive free skate rental by showing their Season Ticket Holder ID.

All Aboard: The Cincinnati Cyclones have announced this year’s PBR Party Express Bus Trip. The annual fan excursion will take place from Thursday, January 12 through Sunday, January 15 and will feature a Nashville Predators game and a Cincinnati Cyclones game. The first stop on the trip will be in Nashville, TN, to watch Cincinnati’s National Hockey League (NHL) affiliate Nashville Predators take on the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. From there, the PBR Party Express will head to Atlanta, GA, for a Saturday evening affair between the Cyclones and Atlanta Gladiators. Pricing for this once in a lifetime event includes passage on the PBR Party Express, tickets to both games, and single or double occupancy hotel accommodations. Full Season Ticket Holders will have the first chance to purchase this package from Tuesday, November 1 through Tuesday, November 8. Partial Season Ticket plans can purchase this package starting on November 9, and the General Public will have the opportunity to purchase this package starting November 16. There is a limit of 48 total occupants, and packages will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, you can call Dan Cheraso at (513) 421-0597 or email him at dcheraso@usbankarena.com.  PBR Party Express Pricing: Single Occupancy: $310.00; Double Occupancy: $600.00.

 

The 2016-17 season is underway, and the Cincinnati Cyclones want you along for the ride as they march towards another Kelly Cup Championship! 2016-17 single game tickets and packages along with group and Season Ticket Packages are available NOW! Call 513.421.PUCK to reserve your seats. Fans can also get the latest team updates on Facebook, Twitter (@CincyCyclones), and Instagram, along with our website, www.cycloneshockey.com!

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