Cyclones Weekly Release-Week 2

Cyclones Weekly Release-Week 2

For Immediate Release: October 26, 2015


Week 2: October 26-November 1



SATURDAY: The Cyclones (2-0-0-0) took down the Kalamazoo Wings, 4-1, on Saturday, October 24 at U.S. Bank Arena. Defensemen Garrett Noonan and Steve Weinstein, and forwards Christiaan Minella and Eric Robinson scored the goals for the Cyclones, who scored three times within the first five minutes of a period.  The Cyclones outshot Kalamazoo, 34-20, on the night, with Cyclones netminder Brad Thiessen stopping 19 shots to earn his second win of the season. Special teams played a big role for the Cyclones, as the power play converted on two-of-three opportunities, while the penalty kill was a perfect 6-for-6. 

Upcoming Schedule:

Friday, October 30 @ Kalamazoo, 7:00pm ET

Saturday, October 31 @ FT. Wayne, 7:30pm ET


News and Notes:

Easing into the Season: The Cyclones are 2-0-0-0 through the first two weeks of the season. Cincinnati has just four games in the month of October, however the schedule will start to pick up in November, with Cincinnati playing 13 games next month.

AHL Bound:Forward Andrew Yogan has been loaned to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Yogan was a staple on the scoresheet in last Saturday’s season opener, dishing out three assists in Cincinnati’s 5-1 win over the Toledo Walleye. This marks the second time that the Coral Springs, FL, native has received a call-up during his time in his Cincinnati career, as he was called up by the San Antonio Rampage after four games and seven points (2g, 5a) last season. 

Froese Makes NHL Debut: Former Cincinnati Cyclone forward Byron Froese (Pronounced Frayze) made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut on Saturday night for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Winkler, MAN, native logged 12:50 of ice time in Toronto’s 5-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Froese spent parts of the last two seasons with the Cyclones, accounting for 24 points (8g, 16a) in 17 games last season, and 21 points (11g, 10a) in 25 games in 2013-2014. Froese also had a stellar post season in 2013-2014, totaling eight goals and 17 assists in 23 playoff games, helping lead the Cyclones to Game 6 of the 2014 Kelly Cup Finals. He is a 2009 NHL Draft selection of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Transaction Report:

10/18: Delete Kevin Lind, D suspended by team;
 Delete Jimmy Oligny, D recalled by Milwaukee (AHL)

10/20: Add Dax Lauwers, D signed contract

10/23: Delete Andrew Yogan, F loaned to Iowa (AHL)

10/24: Add Jonathan Diaby, D assigned from Milwaukee (AHL) by Nashville (NHL); Add Max Gortz, F assigned from Milwaukee (AHL) by Nashville (NHL); Add Joe Pendenza, F assigned by Milwaukee (AHL); Delete Dax Lauwers, D placed on reserve

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