For Immediate Release: January 12, 2018



Goaltender Signs Ahead of Tonight’s Contest Against Kansas City


Cincinnati, OH- The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Buffalo Sabres and American Hockey League’s (AHL) Rochester Americans, have signed rookie goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos to a Standard Player Contract (SPC).

A native of Tinley Park, IL, Sakellaropoulos is in his first professional season following a successful NCAA career at Union College. He has appeared in one game with the Quad City Mallards, allowing a pair of goals in a no-decision to the Ft. Wayne Komets; the team that originally added him to their preseason roster last summer. He has also skated in a lone contest with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).

Prior to turning pro, Sakellaropoulos enjoyed a stellar college career with the Union Dutchman, accounting for 40 wins in his four seasons, and helped his squad to an NCAA National Championship during his freshman season of 2013-14.

His best season statistically came during his senior year of 2016-17 when he posted a 22-6-2 record along with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. His 22 wins are second-most for a single season in program history, and he also, was also nominated for the Mike Richter Award for the nation’s best collegiate goaltender, as well as the Ken Dryden Award for the best ECAC goaltender.  

He played his junior hockey for the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League (USHL), where he compiled a 30-30-3 record in two seasons, and his 22 wins and 1,421 save in 2012-12 still stand as franchise single-season highs.


The 2017-18 season is underway, and the Cincinnati Cyclones want YOU along for the ride! Call (513) 421-PUCK for information regarding Cyclones single game tickets, ticket packages, and Season and Group Tickets! Also, stay on top of the latest team updates on Facebook, Twitter (@CincyCyclones), and Instagram, along with our website,

More Than Just A Game

Sign up for Puck News & Cyclones Rewards to get exclusive access, earn points, & win prizes!

Sign Up Today


Buy Now

Upcoming Promotions

  • Pre-Season Game

  • First Face-Off

    Celebrate the start of the 2017-2018 Cyclones season with $1 Hotdogs, Pizza, Soda, and Beer plus a wall calendar giveaway for the first 3,000 fans.

  • Sensory Friendly Night presented by Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Hockey is for everyone! We are happy to offer a Sensory Friendly Game with decreased auditory and visual stimulation. The first 3,000 fans will receive a Cyclones jigsaw puzzle

Cincinnati Cyclones Frozen 5K & 10K

Rewards Leaderboard

  1. GaryS 2530
  2. stela23d 2530
  3. mikeyhobbs 2530
  4. stephen 2530
  5. cyfa48 2470