Cyclones add to lead in the North – Photo Essay

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The ‘Clones most recent road trip saw the team lose to the Reading Royals on a Friday night and bounce back to win Saturday and Sunday tilts in Trenton against the Titans. Rookie netminder Michael Houser backstopped the team for his first professional shutout on Saturday night. His Sunday performance was no less stellar, as he was victorious in a shootout.

Now the ECHL is at the All-Star break and the Cyclones have a six point lead in the North division over rivals Ft.Wayne and Evansville. After the break this week the team returns home to face division foes the Icemen and the K-Wings at US Bank arena.

The recent start of the NHL after the lockout ended resulted in some upheaval amongst the ranks as players were called up to the AHL and the NHL training camps. Also recent trades and the signing of newer players to fill the void have left the fans with new names to learn. Goaltenders Michael Houser and Brian Foster have remained steady as rookie Zoltan Hetenyi was called up to NHL Nashville’s training camp.

Hetenyi had several stellar performances in net to earn the call-up. The penalty kill unit has continued its’ outstanding performances as they are steady at an approximately 85 percent average with the man disadvantage. The power play unit has awakened to score on consecutive nights against Trenton. Forward Garrett Wilson potted three goals over the weekend and netted four points against the Titans.

Contact the author/photographer at Rob.Huelsman@prohockeynews   

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