Coaches

Jason Payne

Head Coach: Jason Payne

A native of Toronto, ON, Payne is entering his third season as Cyclones Assistant Coach. During his two years with the Cyclones they have gone 89-30-16 including a regular season best 51-13-8 record in 2018-2019. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, he served as the Player Development coach of the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) as well as General Manager of the Georgetown Raiders of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). He also coached both the Toronto Patriots of the OJHL and the Mississauga Sens AAA program. Payne is also the owner of the Precision Skating School in Toronto where his program focuses on the key dynamics of skating, puck handling techniques, defensive tactics, and other game related skills. He has worked with all levels of hockey players - from pee wee all the way to professional players.

Prior to his player development career, Payne enjoyed a successful 14-year pro career that saw stops in six different leagues, including 71 games in the AHL with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, Carolina Monarchs, Worcester IceCats, and Saint John Flames. He has also racked up 132 games of ECHL action and 140 games in the former United Hockey League (UHL) where he combined for over 1450 career penalty minutes.

Roster

2021-22 Regular Season

Forwards
# Name Pos Height Weight Shoots Birthplace
8 Mason Mitchell F 6-2 205 L Calgary, AB
9 Matt McLeod F 6-1 192 R North York, ON
10 Yushiroh Hirano F 6-2 212 R Tomakomai, Japan
16 Jason Tackett LW 6-0 170 L West Chester, OH
18 Mike Gornall F 5-11 201 R Irwin, PA
19 Jesse Schultz F 6-0 192 R Strasbourg, SK
23 Louie Caporusso C 5-9 185 L Toronto, ON
27 Patrick Polino F 5-9 172 R Buffalo, NY
28 Gianluca Esteves F 5-9 180 L Winnipeg, MB
37 Graham Knott F 6-3 192 L Etobicoke, ON
46 Justin Vaive F 6-6 237 L Buffalo, NY
94 Brett Van Os F 6-2 209 L St. Albert, AB
Defencemen
# Name Pos Height Weight Shoots Birthplace
2 Samuel Hunter D 6-2 203 R Toronto, ON
3 Johnny Coughlin D 6-3 205 L Fairport, NY
4 Colton Waltz D 6-1 198 L Vermilion, AB
17 Matthew Cairns D 6-2 203 L Mississauga, ON
20 Wyatt Ege D 5-11 185 R Elk River, MN
25 Dajon Mingo D 5-9 180 R Canton, MI
74 Nick Boka D 6-1 209 R Plymouth , MI
77 Jack Van Boekel D 6-7 203 L Cambridge, ON
Goalies
# Name Pos Height Weight Shoots Birthplace
29 Michael Houser G 6-2 192 L Youngstown, OH
40 Mat Robson G 6-3 190 R Mississauga, ON
Team Personnel
  Name Role
  Ray Harris President
  Kristin Ropp General Manager
  Jason Payne Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations
  Alex Bezerra Assistant Coach

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