CYCLONES CLOSE BOOK ON 2019 WITH HOME WIN

CYCLONES CLOSE BOOK ON 2019 WITH HOME WIN

For Immediate Release: December 31, 2019

 

CYCLONES CLOSE BOOK ON 2019 WITH HOME WIN

Cincinnati Earns 20thWin of the Season

 

Cincinnati, OH-  The Cincinnati Cyclones (20-8-4-0) closed out 2019 with a 3-2 win over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, earning their 20thwin of the season in the process. Defenseman Frank Hora, along with forwards Ben Johnson and Mason Mitchell netted the goals for Cincinnati. 

After Greenville took a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes on a power play goal from forward Mason Baptista, Cincinnati  tied the game back up 6:51 into the second when a point shot from defenseman Frank Hora found its way into the back of the net to pull the ‘Clones level, 1-1. 

Cincinnati took the lead roughly seven minutes later when forward Jesse Schultz threw a shot on goal that was poked in by Johnson to give the Cyclones a 2-1 advantage through 40 minutes. 

Greenville tied the game 3:28 into the third when defenseman Adam Larkin found the back of the net to pull the Swamp Rabbits even, 2-2.

The Cyclones regained the lead just past the midway part of the period when forward Pascal Aquinsent a breakaway feed up the ice to Mitchell who skated in a scored with a defender draped on him to put the ‘Clones back up, 3-2. 

Greenville continued to pressure and received a few more quality chances as the period wound down, including several while on a late-period power play, however the Cyclones defense held firm and preserved the 3-2 win. 

Cincinnati outshot the Swamp Rabbits, 36-25 on the evening, with goaltender Michael Houser stopping 23 in the win. The Cyclones head to Indy on Thursday to kick off the new year against the Fuel, with the face-off slated for 7:05pm ET. 

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