Cyclones Add Another Defenseman, Announce Training Camp Roster
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The 2010 Kelly Cup Champion Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have agreed to terms with rookie defenseman Brad Schroeder for the 2010-11 season. Schroeder is one of seventeen players who will participate in this weekend’s Training Camp.
Schroeder, a native of Drake, Saskatchewan, will embark on his first season as a professional. The 6-foot-3 defenseman played four seasons at Princeton University, where he was a mainstay on the Tigers blue line. He logged 106 games during his collegiate career, twice being named to the ECAC All-Academic Team. In 2009-10, Schroeder was the recipient of the Richard E. Vaughan Cup, awarded annually to the varsity player who best exemplifies perseverance and dedication to Princeton Hockey.
“Brad is a guy who could be very good at this level,” said Cyclones Head Coach Jarrod Skalde. “He’s a big player who is a defensively-minded defenseman coming from a good program. Most importantly, though, he’s a great person too.”
In addition to the 12 players already agreed to terms with Cincinnati, six free agent players have been invited to participate in camp this weekend. Sam D’Agostino, Ryan Hitchcock, Eric Slais, Mark Van Vliet, Justin Axelson, and Ted Nischan will all try out in hopes of being on the 2010-11 roster when the Cyclones open the season on October 15 at Elmira.
Sam D’Agostino, a six-foot, 200-pound forward, spent three years at the NCAA level with UMass-Amherst and UMass-Lowell. The 24-year-old posted 4 points in 42 career college games. Eric Slais, a Fenton, Missouri native, was a four-year letter winner at Brown University. Prior to college, he was teammates with current Cyclone Kevin Roeder while a member of the USHL’s Chicago Steel. The Cyclones have also invited defensemen Ryan Hitchcock and Mark Van Vliet to camp while goaltenders Justin Axelson and Ted Nischan will try out between the pipes.
The full 2010-11 Training Camp roster is as follows:
Name Position Ht/Wt 2009-10 Team
Mathieu Aubin Forward 5-9, 170lb Cincinnati – ECHL
Justin Axelson Goalie 5-10, 157lb N/A
Adam Bartholomay Forward 6-3, 204lb Cincinnati – ECHL
Sam D’Agostino Forward 6-0, 200lb U-Mass Lowell – NCAA
Barret Ehgoetz Forward 5-9, 170lb Cincinnati – ECHL
Jon Higgins Forward 6-1, 180lb Vermont – NCAA
Ryan Hitchcock Defenseman 6-2, 205lb Marian – NCAA
Anthony Iaquinto Forward 6-1, 190lb Motor City – NAHL
Doug Krantz Defenseman 6-3, 195lb Cincinnati – ECHL
Chris Minella Forward 6-2, 206lb Notre Dame – NCAA
Ted Nischan Goalie 6-0, 195lb Vernon Hills – GLHL
Scott Reynolds Forward 6-1, 195lb Cincinnati – ECHL
Kevin Roeder Defenseman 5-9, 195lb Cincinnati – ECHL
Brad Schroeder Defenseman 6-3, 190lb Princeton – NCAA
Brodie Sheahan Forward 5-11, 170lb Holy Cross – NCAA
Eric Slais Forward 6-2, 187lb Brown – NCAA
David Sloane Defenseman 6-4, 220lb Adirondack - NCAA
Mark Van Vliet Defenseman 6-0, 170lb Knoxville – SPHL
The defending Kelly Cup Champion Cyclones open their home schedule on Saturday, October 30 at U.S. Bank Arena against the Wheeling Nailers. Discounted ticket packages for the 2010-2011 season are available now. For more information, call 513.421.PUCK (7825) or visit CyclonesHockey.com.