Brian O'Hanley Returns, Chet Pickard Recalled
March 17, 2011 | View Comments
GREENVILLE, South Carolina – The 2010 Kelly Cup Champion Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that defenseman Brian O’Hanley has returned from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. In a separate transaction, the Milwaukee Admirals recalled goaltender Chet Pickard.
O’Hanley made his second trip to Rochester this season, skating in last night’s 2-0 American’s loss to Hamilton. On Tuesday, he returned from a six-week stint with the Portland Pirates, collecting a pair of assists, eight penalty minutes, and a +5 plus/minus rating in 16 games. The skilled, third-year rear guard earned 26 points (6 goals, 20 assists) and 53 penalty minutes with the Cyclones this year before being summoned to the AHL. The 24-year-old Quincy, Massachusetts native represented the Cyclones at the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic in Bakersfield, California.
Pickard, the Nashville Predators 2008 first round draft pick, returns to Milwaukee for the fourth time in this season. Collectively in 2010-11, he has appeared in seven games with the Admirals, posting a 1-4-1 record and a 2.96 goals-against average. With the Cyclones this year, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native earned a 9-13-3 mark and a 3.22 goal-against average. The Admirals will visit the San Antonio Rampage tomorrow night.
Cincinnati will enter the final stretch of this seven-game road trip TONIGHT with the opener of three against the Greenville Road Warriors at 7:05pm. Fans can hear all the action from the BI-LO Center on the Cyclones Radio Network starting at 6:50pm.
The defending Kelly Cup Champions will return to U.S. Bank Arena on Friday, March 25 when they host the Toledo Walleye at 7:30pm. It will be the final Kids Eat Free Night of the season, as all fans ages 2-12 will receive a FREE meal courtesy of John Morrell, Sunkist, and Sun Drop. 2010-11 single game and discounted group tickets are available now. 2011-12 season tickets are on sale NOW! For more information, call 513.421.PUCK (7825) or visit CyclonesHockey.com.
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