Cyclones Agree to Terms with Rob Madore, Kyle Bodie
August 13, 2013 | View Comments
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Rob Madore and forward Kyle Bodie for the 2013-14 season.
Madore, a 25-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, comes to Cincinnati after completing his first full professional season in 2012-13. He amassed an 11-12-3 record and 3.29 goals-against average (GAA) in a combined 27 games with the Evansville IceMen and Florida Everblades. The 5-foot-10, 176-pound backstop also appeared in nine tilts with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), collecting a 5-3-0 mark and a stingy 1.83 GAA. Cyclones fans may also recognize Madore from his brief stint with the Chicago Express at the end of the 2011-12 campaign; between the pipes in the Windy City, he posted an 8-3-1 record and 2.41 GAA in 12 games for the Express. Prior to going pro, he was a four-year letter winner at the University of Vermont, where he ended his career ranked second all-time at UVM in saves (3,352) behind only Tim Thomas, third in games played (127) behind Thomas and Joe Fallon, fourth in goals against average (2.91), fifth in save percentage (.902), and sixth in wins (41).
“Rob is a tremendous kid,” said Cyclones Head Coach Ben Simon. “While he is a smaller guy in size, he makes up for it with a strong work ethic and competes for every puck. Regardless of who gets sent down from the affiliates, this will be a great opportunity for him to battle for a starting spot.”
Bodie, a 25-year-old, will embark on his first professional season this fall with the Cyclones. The East St. Paul, Manitoba native is coming off of a career-year at Union College; Bodie racked up 33 points (9 goals, 24 assists) in 40 games with the Dutchmen last season. Over his four-year collegiate career, he collected a total of 85 points (28 goals, 57 assists) in 122 games and helped lead his team to a pair of ECAC titles.
“Kyle is a great addition, having just wrapped up a tremendous college career,” said Simon. “He is a smart guy who can make plays at high speeds. We’re looking forward to watching him make the transition to the pro game.”
The countdown to the 2013 First Face-Off is officially on! The Cyclones open the season at U.S. Bank Arena against the Wheeling Nailers on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm. The game will be preceded by the Power Play 5K Run/Walk to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls! For details or to register, visit CyclonesHockey.com/5k. Season ticket packages are also on sale now! Call 513.421.PUCK or visit CyclonesHockey.com to secure your seats. Fans can also get the latest team updates throughout the offseason on Facebook and Twitter (@CincyCyclones).