For Immediate Release: February 8, 2019



Seven-Goal First Paves Way for Road Victory


Portland, ME- The Cincinnati Cyclones (31-8-3-3) collected an 8-1 win over the Maine Mariners on Friday night. Forward Brady Vail had a hat trick in the first period, while forward Pascal Aquin recorded a goal and four assists, and Judd Peterson accounted for a goal and three helpers on the evening. Additionally, forward Myles Powell along with defenseman DeVante Stephens netted lone goals for the Cyclones. 

Cincinnati exploded out of the gate and scored just 2:02 in while on the power play when Vail crashed the net and sent a shot off the back of Mariners netminder Ed Minney and in to put the Cyclones on top, 1-0. That lead became 2-0 a short time later when Aquin found Peterson at the bottom of the left circle and he snapped in a shot to put the ‘Clones up a pair, and chase Minney from the game.

The Cyclones continued to fire and found some magic shorthanded at the 5:46 mark when Powell skated in on a breakaway and found the back of the net past new Mariners goaltender Connor LaCouvee to push Cincinnati to a 3-0 lead. Moments later, Vail continued his monster period when he took a pass from behind the net from forward Mike Marnell and tapped the puck in to give Cincinnati a 4-0 advantage. 

With 2:15 to play, Cincinnati added another when Stephens spun his way through the slot and slid a puck into the net to extend the Cyclones’ lead to 5-0, and about a minute and a half later Vail capped off his first period hat trick when Aquin found him in front and he tapped it in to give the Cyclones a 6-0 advantage.

Cincinnati wrapped up their record-setting period with 15 seconds left when Aquin sent a pass to Johnson on a 2-on-1, and he smacked the puck in on the left side to send the Cyclones to a 7-0 lead after the first period. The seven goals in the first period are the most for the ‘Clones in a single period in team history, and are also the fifth-most for a single period in ECHL history. 

The Mariners managed to get one back early in the second on a power play tally from forward Greg Chase, cutting the Cincinnati lead to 7-1 after the middle frame. Cincinnati was not deterred and held on to their six-goal edge, and with 21 seconds remaining Peterson slid a pass to Aquin and he lit the lamp to seal the 8-1 Cyclones win.

Cincinnati outshot the Mariners, 33-26, with goaltender Jonas Johansson stopping 25 in the win. The Cyclones continue their four-game road trip on Saturday night in Manchester against the Monarchs. Face-off is slated for 6:00pm ET. 



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