WEEKLY RELEASE: CYCLONES WEEKLY RELEASE- WEEK 4
For Immediate Release: November 7, 2017
Week 4: November 6 – November 12
LAST WEEK RECAP:
Saturday Night Recap (BOXSCORE): The Cincinnati Cyclones, (4-2-1-0) collected a 2-1 win over the Adirondack Thunder on Saturday night. Defensemen Chris Leone and Eric Knodel netted the goals for the Cyclones, who have won three in a row, and four of their last five. Adirondack outshot Cincinnati, 25-17 on the night, with Cyclones goaltender Anthony Peters stopping 24 in the win.
Friday Night Recap (BOXSCORE): The Cincinnati Cyclones (3-2-1-0) earned a 4-3 overtime win over the Wheeling Nailers on Friday night. Forwards Rob De Fulviis, Brandon McNally, and Winston Day Chief potted the goals in regulation for the Cyclones, while forward Jesse Schultz netted the winner in overtime. The Cyclones were outshot, 27-26 on the evening, with Cincinnati goaltender Jason Kasdorf stopping 24 on his way to his first win as a Cyclone.
Wednesday Night Recap (BOXSCORE): The Cincinnati Cyclones (2-2-1-0) collected a 4-3 win over the Kalamazoo Wings on Wednesday evening. Forwards Andrew Radjenovic, Daniel Muzito-Bagenda, Brandon McNally, and Jesse Schultz netted the goals for the Cyclones, who have won two of their last three games. The Cyclones outshot the wings, 41-40, with Peters turning aside 37 in the win.
This Week’s Schedule:
Wednesday, November 8 AT Florida- 7:30pm ET
Friday, November 10 AT Florida- 7:30pm ET
Saturday, November 11 AT Florida- 7:30pm ET
Cyclones Category Leaders:
Goals: Jesse Schultz, Shawn O’Donnell (3)
Assists: Eric Knodel, Shawn O’Donnell, Jesse Schultz (5)
Points: Shawn O’Donnell, Jesse Schultz (8)
PPG: Eric Knodel (2)
PIMS: Arvin Atwal, Brandon McNally (14)
Plus/Minus: Chris Leone (+3)
Shots: Justin Danforth (33)
Wins: Anthony Peters (3)
GAA: Jason Kasdorf (2.69)
SV%: Anthony Peters (.909)
News and Notes:
DISCIPLINED HOCKEY: The Cyclones enter the week as the ECHL’s least penalized team, having recorded 70 minutes in penalties through seven games. Cincinnati is also tied with the fewest major penalties at two, and have 10 or fewer penalty minutes in each of their last five games.
POWER PLAY PROWESS: Cyclones defenseman Eric Knodel currently leads all ECHL defensemen with six power play points (2g, 4a), including a man-advantage tally in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Adirondack. Not far behind are forwards Shawn O’Donnell (1g, 3a) and Jesse Schultz (4a) who are tie for second on the Cyclones with four power play points each.
LEADING THE WAY: Forwards Shawn O’Donnell (3g, 5a) and Jesse Schultz (3g, 5a) sit atop the Cyclones leaderboard with eight points, while defenseman Eric Knodel (2g, 5a) is right behind them in second place with seven. All three have points in six of Cincinnati’s seven games played, and combined for five goals and six assists in Cincinnati’s four wins. Additionally, Schultz is currently riding a four-game point streak, totaling three goals, including a pair of game-winners and two assists in that time.
HEATING UP: Forwards Brandon McNally, Daniel Muzito-Bagenda, and Andrew Radjenovic have provided an offensive spark from the Cyclones second and third lines, accounting for nine points (4g, 5a) over the last three games. McNally has four points (2g, 2a) in his last three games, while Radjenovic has accounted for a goal and two helpers in that time. Muzito-Bagenda had a goal and an assist in last Wednesday’s 4-3 win over Kalamazoo while totaling a game-high seven shots.
SHARING IS CARING: The Cyclones have been spreading around the offensive responsibilities this season, as 16 players have recorded at least a point. Ten players have multi-point outings, including forward Brandon McNally who has two. Additionally, forward Shawn O’Donnell is the lone Cyclone with a multi-goal game, netting a pair in a 5-3 loss to Kalamazoo on October 28.