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December 2, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) - Cincinnati Cyclones News Release

THIS PAST WEEK:

About Sunday Afternoon in Wheeling: Former Nailer Paul Crowder earned the game-winning goal in round five of the shootout to lift the Cyclones past the Nailers by a 3-2 final score in front of 1,481 at WesBanco Arena. Barry Almeida and Jonathan Hazen notched the goals for Cincinnati while Michael Houser made four saves in the shootout to earn the extra point.

About Saturday Night in Elmira: A late game rally for the Cyclones was spoiled by the Jackals as they held onto a 2-1 win in front of 2,813 at First Arena. John McFarland scored his eighth goal of the season in a losing effort while Michael Houser turned aside a season-high 40 shots in the defeat.

About Friday Night in Reading: Barry Almeida posted his second straight multi-point game against his former team as the Cyclones knocked off the Royals by a 4-1 final score in front of 4,199 at Santander Arena. Michael Houser quarterbacked an impressive night for the Cincinnati penalty kill unit, making 33 saves and helping his team extinguish four Royals power plays.

About Wednesday Night vs. Wheeling: Redirected shots and special teams play proved to be the difference as the Cyclones fell to the Nailers by a 3-0 final score in front of 4,279 at U.S. Bank Arena. The home team had no problem firing the puck as they outshot their Atlantic Division foe 38-23 in the tilt.

SHOTS FROM THE POINT:

Home Sweet Home: After wrapping up a long road trip with a shootout victory on Sunday in Wheeling, the Cyclones look ahead to Friday night when they welcome in the Evansville IceMen to U.S. Bank Arena. Then on Saturday, the Cyclones will make another trip to WesBanco Arena to battle the Nailers for the second consecutive weekend.

Bonus Hockey Beauties: With their shootout victory on Sunday in Wheeling, the Cyclones improved to 6-0 in games that stretch beyond 60 minutes - five of which have gone to a shootout. The Cyclones are one of just two teams in the ECHL to have an unblemished bonus hockey record. Their 12 OT/SO points are tied for the most in the ECHL

Mr. November: Cyclones forward Barry Almeida capped off a strong month on Saturday night in Elmira. He finished with 10 points (7g, 3a) in 14 games, which led the team. After the strong November showing, Almeida is now Cincy's active leader in scoring.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

Friday, December 6 PUCKS N PUPS / WIENER DOG RACES - 7:30pm Fans can bring their four-legged friend to the game for just $2 in addition to a normal game ticket! Plus, between periods, we'll hold our annual Wiener Dog Races!

Tuesday, December 10 BIG BEER TUESDAY / UGLY SWEATER PARTY - 7:30pm Fans 21+ can enjoy $2 24-ounce beers while enjoying our Ugly Sweater Party! We'll award a cash prize to the ugliest holiday sweater!

Tuesday, December 17 BIG BEER TUESDAY / ANCHORMAN NIGHT - 7:30pm Fans 21+ can enjoy $2 24-ounce beers while we pay homage to the classic comedy "Anchorman!"

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Monday, December 2: OFF DAY

Tuesday, December 3: 10:30am - U.S. Bank Arena

Wednesday, December 4: 10:30am - U.S. Bank Arena

Thursday, December 5: 10:30am - U.S. Bank Arena

Friday, December 6: 7:30pm - Game vs. Evansville

Saturday, December 7: 7:00pm - Game at Wheeling

Sunday, December 8: OFF DAY

All practices are closed to the public unless otherwise noted

TICKET INFORMATION

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. Evansville

Friday, December 6 - 7:30pm

PUCKS N PUPS / WIENER DOG RACES

Cincinnati vs. Kalamazoo

Tuesday, December 10 - 7:30pm

BIG BEER TUESDAY / UGLY SWEATER PARTY

Cincinnati vs. Kalamazoo

Tuesday, December 17 - 7:30pm

BIG BEER TUESDAY / ANCHORMAN NIGHT


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