Cyclones Acquire Branden Gracel from Stingrays
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have acquired forward Branden Gracel from the South Carolina Stingrays in exchange for defenseman Andrew Blazek.
Gracel (GRAY-sull), joins the Cyclones after strongly beginning his rookie campaign this year with the Stingrays. In 17 games for South Carolina, the Calgary, Alberta native notched nine points (4g, 5a) including a lamplighter against Cincinnati this past Tuesday. Prior to going pro, the five-foot-nine, 181-pound forward spent four seasons playing for UMass-Amherst, where he amassed 89 points in 134 games. He was among the team's top three in scoring in both of his final two college campaigns, including a team-leading 34 points in his junior year.
The Cyclones will close out its three-game road trip tomorrow night as they visit the Gwinnett Gladiators at 7:05pm. Coverage of the game on the Cyclones Radio Network beginning at 6:45pm. Fans can also watch the action LIVE at the Coors Light Viewing Party, which takes place for all road games at Game Time Sports Bar and Grill in Cheviot!
The Cyclones will be back on the ice at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday, December 17 when they host the Greenville Road Warriors at 7:30pm! Fans 21+ can enjoy $1 beers as we host our first-ever Santa-Con! Everyone is encouraged to dress as Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an elf! Call 513.421.PUCK to secure your seats and for more details. Fans can also get the latest team updates throughout the season on Facebook, Twitter (@CincyCyclones), and Instagram!