ELMIRA, NY – The Cincinnati Cyclones opened a critical four-game Atlantic Division road swing with an impressive victory in Elmira. They remained one of the hottest road teams, while the Jackals continued their struggles.
Dan Eves opened the scoring at 3:12 of the first period on the first shot of the game.
At 4:18 of the first period, Anthony Luciani added his team leading 25th goal of the season while just 9 seconds having clicked off of an Elmira roughing penalty.
Josh Bikholtz continued the Cincinnati onslaught at 8:12 with assists going to Brian Nugent and Taylor Anderson. Steven Anthony finished the scoring for the Cyclones with his first goal of the season. The period ended with the Cyclones outshooting the Jackals 15 – 7.
The second period saw the Jackals play more aggressively and with a little more sense of urgency. They finally broke through with a goal from Jean Borbeau with an assist from Jesper Strale. The Jackals held the Cyclones scoreless in the second.
In the third period, the Jackals continued their aggressive play and continued to put pressure on the Cyclones. They closed the gap on shots on goal, but could not find the back of the net. Even though the Jackals fought hard through the second and third periods, they just could not overcome the four-goal deficit.
The Jackals head to Reading for a Saturday afternoon tilt, while the Cyclones continue their road trip to Wheeling.
Game report by Craig Welch