CYCLONES WEEKLY RELEASE- WEEK 18
Week 18: February 13 - February 19
LAST WEEK RECAP:
Sunday Afternoon Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (23-22-4-0) fell the Toledo Walleye, 9-1, on Sunday afternoon. Forward Brandon McNally scored the lone goal for the Cyclones, who see their five-game winning streak come to an end. Cincinnati was outshot, 35-16 on the night, with goaltenders Joel Rumpel and Michael Houser combining to stop 26 in the loss.
Saturday Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (23-21-4-0) earned a 5-4 overtime win over the Ft. Wayne Komets on Saturday night. Forward Nick Huard tallied a pair of power play goals, while forwards Shane Walsh, Dylan Nowakowski, and Shawn O’Donnell each netted lone markers for the Cyclones.The Cyclones were outshot, 32-28 on the night, with goaltender Michael Houser stopping 28 in the win.
Friday Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (22-21-4-0) earned a 2-0 victory over the Elmira Jackals on Friday night, completing the two-game sweep. Forwards Christiaan Minella and Brandon McNally potted the goals for Cincinnati, while goaltender Michael Houser was impenetrable on the night, stopping all 28 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season.
Wednesday Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (21-21-4-0) climbed back to .500 with a 5-1 win over the Elmira Jackals on Wednesday night. Forward Jordan Sims recorded his first-career hat trick, with forwards Andrew Yogan and Dylan Nowakowski adding lone tallies for the Cyclones, who collect their third win in a row. Cincinnati outshot the Jackals 33-24 on the night, with goaltender Michael Houser stopping 23 in the win.
Wednesday, February 15 vs. Quad City 7:35pm ET
Friday, February 17 AT Quad City- 8:05pm ET
Sunday, February 19 vs. Ft. Wayne- 3:05pm ET
Cyclones Category Leaders:
Goals: Andrew Yogan (15)
Assists: Jordan Sims, Peter LeBlanc (20)
Points: Andrew Yogan, Shane Walsh, Jordan Sims(32)
PPG: Nick Huard (7)
PIMS: Brandon McNally (125)
Plus/Minus: Arvin Atwal (+11)
Shots: Shane Walsh (159)
Wins: Michael Houser (14)
GAA: Michael Houser (2.53)
SV%: Michael Houser (.919)
Italics Indicate No Longer on Active Roster
News and Notes:
That’s Offensive!: Forward Jordan Sims has been a man on a mission in the last eight games, accounting for four goals and nine assists in that time. He dished out four assists in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win over the Ft. Wayne Komets, which followed his first pro hat trick in Wednesday’s 5-1 win over the Elmira Jackals.
Putting Up the Points: Forward Brandon McNally netted the lone Cyclones goal in Sunday’s 9-1 loss to the Toledo walleye, and is now currently riding a six-game point streak where he has totaled three goals and three assists in that time, along with a plus-4 on-ice rating.
It’s Been a Good Month: February has been good to forward Shawn O’Donnell, as he has accounted for a goal and seven assists in nine games this month, with his lone goal and four helpers coming in his last three games.
The Puck Stops Here: Goaltender Michael Houser collected his fifth-straight win in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime decision over Ft. Wayne. He’s been a busy man over that time as well, stopping 24 or more shots in each one of those contests. He earned his second shutout of the season in Friday’s 2-0 over the Elmira Jackals, and posted a 1.97 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage during his winning streak. Overall, Houser came in in relief in Sunday’s 9-1 loss to Toledo, and has 2.67 GAA and 9.23 SV% in his last six games.
They Grow Up So Fast: Rookie forward Dylan Nowakowski potted his fourth goal in five games in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win over the Ft. Wayne Komets. The rookie forward has appeared in 18 games for the Cyclones this season, and has totaled four goals and an assist, along with a plus-6 on-ice rating.
Power Surge: The Cyclones went 2-for-5 on the power play in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win over the Ft. Wayne Komets, and have converted on 10 of their last 33 man-advantage opportunities over the last seven games (30.3%).
Lighting it Up: Forward Nick Huard had both Cyclone power play goals in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime victory against Ft. Wayne. He has been enjoying some offensive success as of late accounting for five goals and six assists in his last 11 games, and he has points in 12 of his first 16 games in the new year (8g, 8a).
It’s Good to be Home: After playing 11-of-12 games on the road in January, the Cyclones play 12-of-16 at home in February. The Cyclones are 15-6-4-0 at home this season, averaging 3.12 goals per game on in their first 25 home games. Cincinnati also boasts the League’s third- best penalty kill at home, having killed of 65/74 oppositional power plays (87.8%).
Defensive Front: The Cyclones currently boast one of the top defenses in the ECHL, as they currently rank sixth in goals allowed per game with 3.00 and fifth in shots allowed with 29.57 allowed per 60 minutes.
Holding the Lead: The Cyclones have made a habit of holding onto leads this season, as they are 16-1-3-0 when leading after 20 minutes, and 19-1-2-0 when leading after two periods of play.
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