Cyclones Weekly Release - October 15-21
October 15, 2012 | View Comments
WEEK 2: October 15-21, 2012
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THIS PAST WEEK:
About Saturday Night vs. Wheeling: The Cincinnati Cyclones got out to a thrilling start for the 2012-13 season with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Nailers in front of 5,365 at U.S. Bank Arena. Cincinnati goalie Brian Foster stopped all four shootout attempts by the Nailers while team captain Mathieu Aubin was able to find space to put the game winner past Nailers net minder Patrick Killeen.
SHOTS FROM THE POINT:
The Returners: Cincinnati has plenty of familiar faces on the 2012-13 roster. A total of 12 players from last year’s squad are back for another season - including three of their top four point-getters: Taylor Aronson, Brian O’Hanley, Maury Edwards, Mathieu Aubin, Garrett Wilson, David MacDonald, Dan Eves, Mike Liambas, Mike Pelech, Chris Reed, Brian Foster, and Anthony Luciani.
Home=Winning: If this season is anything like the last, Cincinnati is going to be a tough team to beat at U.S. Bank Arena. In 2011-12, they garnered the second most home points of any team in the league (55) by earning a 26-7-0-3 record. So far, they're 1-for-1.
Killing Spree: Another strong point for the Cyclones in 2011-12 was their penalty kill. They finished sixth in the ECHL with an 84% kill rate - extinguishing 237 goals on 282 chances. On home ice, they were even more successful; at U.S. Bank Arena they held the third-best home penalty-kill rate in the league - clicking at 86.5%. On Saturday, they killed off 4-of-5 Wheeling power plays.
Striking Early Counts: Getting an early advantage proved to be especially important for the Cyclones last year. When scoring the game’s first goal, Cincinnati was 17-5-1-3. That record was magnified even more on home ice, where they went 12-2-0-0 in such situations.
Coors Light Jarrod Skalde Show TONIGHT: Join Cyclones Head Coach Jarrod Skalde and Voice of the Cyclones Nick Brunker TONIGHT from 7-8pm at Tap House Grill. Fans can enjoy Coors Light beer specials and “build-your-own” burgers, plus meet the coach and players Garrett Wilson and David Pacan!
Saturday, October 20 Kids Eat FREE Night - 7:30pm Fans ages 2-12 will receive a FREE meal courtesy of John Morrell! Plus, each fan ages 2-12 will receive a Twister Card!
Wednesday, October 31 Wet Wednesday / Halloween Pre-Party - 7:30pm Fans 21+ can enjoy $1 PBR and Miller High Life! Plus, fans are encouraged to dress in costume…with prizes going to some of the best!
Saturday, November 3 Kids Jersey T-Shirt Night - 7:30pm The first 1,500 kids ages 2-12 will receive a Cyclones Jersey T-Shirt!
Monday Oct. 15: 10:00am - Northland Ice Center
Tuesday Oct. 16: 10:00am - Northland Ice Center
Wednesday Oct. 17: 10:30am - U.S. Bank Arena
Thursday Oct. 18: 10:30am - U.S. Bank Arena
Friday Oct. 19: 7:05pm - Game at Toledo
Saturday Oct. 20: 7:30pm - Game vs. Trenton
Sunday Oct. 21: OFF
All practices are closed to the public unless otherwise noted
For tickets to all games this season, log onto CyclonesHockey.com, call 513.421.PUCK (7825) or visit the U.S. Bank Arena Box Office.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Cincinnati vs. Trenton
Saturday, October 20 - 7:30pm
KIDS EAT FREE NIGHT
Cincinnati vs. Kalamazoo
Wednesday, October 31 - 7:30pm
WET WEDNESDAY / HALLOWEEN PRE-PARTY
Cincinnati vs. Wheeling
Saturday, November 3 - 7:30pm
KIDS JERSEY T-SHIRT NIGHT