NFL, MLB, CFL stats

Cyclones Season Comes to An End Following Game 5 Loss

May 4, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Cincinnati Cyclones News Release

Cincinnati, OH- The Cincinnati Cyclones fell 2-1 to the Toledo Walleye on Saturday, in Game 5 of the Central Division Final of the 2019 Kelly Cup Playoffs presented by Smile Direct Club. The Cyclones fall in the best-of-seven series, 4-1. The Cyclones received their lone goal from defenseman DeVante Stephens.

Cincinnati drew first blood with less than a minute remaining in the opening period when Stephens skated the puck into the right corner and sent a shot towards the net that trickled past Toledo netminder Pat Nagle to put the Cyclones on top, 1-0, after 20 minutes.

Toledo wasted little time stealing the momentum back in the second, as they received a power play tally from forward AJ Jenks at the 3:19 mark, and an even strength from forward Greg Wolfe 22 seconds later to give the Walleye a 2-1 lead.

The 2-1 Toledo advantage held up throughout the remainder of the second period, and in the third Cincinnati turned up the offensive pressure, and outshot the Walleye, 15-8, in the period. With the goaltender pulled in the final two minutes, the Cyclones sent a flurry of shots towards Nagle, however they were unable to find the back of the net, and Toledo held on for the 2-1 win.

Cincinnati outshot the Walleye, 37-27 on the evening, with goaltender Michael Houser stopping 25 in the loss.

The 2018-19 season has come to an end and the 2019 Brabham Cup champion Cincinnati Cyclones want to thank you for coming along for the ride with us! Stay tuned all off-season for updates on important events, player signings, promotion and ticketing information and MORE! Call (513) 421-PUCK for tickets and more information, and stay on top of all the latest team updates and information on Facebook, Twitter (@CincyCyclones), and Instagram, along with our website, !

• Discuss this story on the ECHL message board...

ECHL Stories from May 4, 2019

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.