Hetenyi's 28 Saves Backstop Cyclones to 4-0 Win over Orlando
January 9, 2013 | View Comments
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones (21-12-2-0) controlled the action from the outset and picked up a 4-0 win over the Orlando Solar Bears (15-18-2-2) in front of 3,086 at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday night. Forward Mathieu Aubin scored two goals and goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi (ZOLE-tan, Huh-TEN-yee) earned his second shutout of the year in the victory.
After dominating much of the play early in the contest, the Cyclones finally found the back of the net with Aubin’s first score of the night at 16:49 of the opening frame. The Cincinnati captain slipped the puck behind Orlando goaltender John Curry (L, 30 saves, 13-9-2-0) after catching the rebound from a Taylor Ellington snapshot. The goal was Aubin’s 101st in a Cyclones jersey, placing him ahead of Barret Ehgoetz for second on the club’s career goal list. The score would remain 1-0 for the remaining few minutes of the first period.
Aubin would again be in the right place at the right time just 7:10 into the middle stanza as he tapped in a rebound from a John McFarland’s breakaway shot to extend the Cincinnati lead to 2-0. The Cyclones would score their third goal of the evening with just 3:30 before the second intermission when David Pacan flipped a shot over the left shoulder of Curry during a power play. The Cyclones would take the 3-0 advantage into the locker room after 40 minutes.
In the final period, the teams skated without lighting the lamp until Cyclones newcomer Tommy Lange tipped home Mike Embach’s shot from between the circles to cap off the scoring at 4-0. And after a couple more late saves from Zoltan Hetenyi (W, 28 saves, 4-4-0), Cincinnati’s rookie net minder sealed his second career shutout.
The Cyclones Radio Network Stars of the Game are as follows:
First Star: Zoltan Hetenyi (28 saves, shutout for Cincinnati)
Second Star: Mathieu Aubin (2 goals, game winning goal for Cincinnati)
Third Star: John McFarland (2 assists for Cincinnati)
The Cyclones will return to the ice at U.S. Bank Arena this FRIDAY when they play their only home game of the weekend against the Fort Wayne Komets at 7:30pm! The first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a FREE Cyclones Winter Hat courtesy of Sport Clips. Call 513.421.PUCK or visit CyclonesHockey.com to reserve your seats! Fans can also get the latest team updates throughout the season on Facebook and Twitter (@CincyCyclones).
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