For Immediate Release: August 28, 2018



Cyclones, Nailers Face Off in Early-October Home-and-Home


Cincinnati, OH- The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Buffalo Sabres and the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Rochester Americans, have announced the dates for their 2018 preseason games.

Cincinnati will skate in a pair of preseason matchups against the Wheeling Nailers; Friday, October 5 at 7:05 in Wheeling, and Saturday, October 6 at 7:35pm at U.S. Bank Arena. Tickets for Cincinnati’s home preseason game are available now and are just $5.00 for the general public, and free to all Cyclones Season Ticket Holders.

This is the fifth year in a row and eighth time in the last nine preseasons that the Cyclones and Nailers will meet, with Cincinnati holding an 8-6-0 edge in the previous 14 meetings. The Cyclones dropped both meetings last preseason by identical 5-4 scores, including one in a shootout. The teams met six times during the 2017-18 season, with Cincinnati posting a 5-1-0-0 record and outscoring the Nailers, 21-15, in those contests.


The 2018-19 season is on the horizon, and tickets for First Face-Off are on sale NOW! Call (513) 421-PUCK for information regarding information on season and group ticket packages for this upcoming season, and you can also get the latest team updates on Facebook, Twitter (@CincyCyclones), and Instagram, along with our website,

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