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Game Notes: December 18 vs Missouri

December 18, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Cincinnati Cyclones News Release

Overview: The Cyclones head out to Missouri to take on the ECHL-leading Missouri Mavericks on Friday night. This is the start of a three-game road trip for the Cyclones, who are coming off of a 6-4 win over the Evansville IceMen on Saturday night.

Saturday Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (12-6-2-2) picked up a 6-4 win over the Evansville IceMen on Saturday night. Forward Andrew Yogan netted a pair of goals, while forwards Jack Downing, Seth Ambroz, Branden Gracel and Joe Wilson potted lone tallies for the Cyclones. The Cyclones outshot Evansville on the night, 28-25, while the power play was held scoreless on all three chances.

Friday Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (11-6-2-2) fell to the Evansville IceMen, 7-3, on Friday night. Forwards Nick Huard, Peter Quenneville, and Christiaan Minella scored the goals for the Cyclones. Goaltenders Neil Conway and Brandon Whitney split time in net, combining to make 32 saves on 39 Evansville shots. The Cyclones were outshot on the night, 39-29, while the power play converted on two of its five chances.

December 4th Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (11-5-2-2) picked up a 7-6 overtime win over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Friday night. Forward Nick Huard scored a pair of power play markers, and defenseman Riley Weselowski also had two, including the game winner. Forwards Mike Hammond and Andrew Yogan, and defenseman Steve Weinstein added lone tallies for the Cyclones, who scored seven goals in a game for the first time since November 26 of 2014. The Cyclones were outshot, 44-36 on the night, while the power play converted on two of its five chances.

Previewing Missouri: The Mavericks currently sit atop the ECHL standings, and are 14-1-0-0 in their last 15 games. They had their 14-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, in a 4-3 loss to the Tulsa Oilers. Forward Jesse Root is the overall scoring leader with 28 points (13g, 15a), however forward Tyler Barnes leads all active players with 12 goals and 15 assists through 23 games played. Forwards Kellen Jones (4g, 13a) and Rocco Carzo (2g, 15) round out the scoring leaders with 17 points each. Missouri enters Friday's contest ranked in the top two in the League in both goals for (3.35/game) and goals against (1.74/game), and they are amongst the top ECHL teams at home, boasting a perfect 8-0-0-0 record.

Inside the Series: Friday marks the first all-time meeting between the two clubs, and they will meet just once more this season, as they wrap up the season series on Saturday night.

Next Game Preview: The Cyclones continue their three-game road trip on Saturday night, wrapping up the season series with the Mavericks. Faceoff is scheduled for 8:05pm ET.

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