Archive for August, 2009

Sproat Returns

Posted: 2009/08/09 by Mike in Offseason News
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The Cyclones announced today that forward Dustin Sproat will rejoin the team for 2009-2010.

Sproat, a Princeton grad played a few game for the Reading Royals in 2005-2006 and the decided to leave the game and get one of those real jobs only to realize that he wasn’t done with the game of hockey. He started last season with Fresno and after their unfortunate demise joined the Cyclones as a free agent and went on to average almost a point per game.

Dustin is the kind of player I like to watch play. He works hard and plays just as hard on defense as he does on offense. He’s a “heady” type player which should allow Coach Weber to get back to the PK systems which he had to abandon last season.

Although he is just a second year player, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him join Ehgoetz as a team leader on and off the ice (check out his organization, Hockey Players for Kids).

-Mike-

Two New Faces

Posted: 2009/08/07 by Mike in Offseason News
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The Cyclones added 2 new players to the roster on Thursday when Jonathan Duchesneau and Mark Voakes both signed with the club.

Duchesneau, who is listed as a center, might seem a bit undersized but his numbers indicate that he’s an assist machine. Voakes, who is also listed as a center, is a bit bigger and averaged more than a point a game over his college career.

As a side note, while we haven’t seen anything official regarding the cyclones affiliations for the 2009-2010 season; all indications are that the affiliations will remain the same with Coach Weber spending time in Nashville’s Developmental Camp and Hamilton’s new head coach, Guy Boucher, recommending Duchesneau to Weber.

-Mike-

Tradewinds

Posted: 2009/08/03 by Dannie in Offseason News
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Tough-guy Justin Johnson was shipped to Alaska today in favor of defenseman Doug Krantz. Krantz, a Cornell grad, is a tall puck moving defenseman. He spent last season with Wheeling and put up 24 points in 66 games. According to the release, Johnson asked to be traded to his hometown of Anchorage.

Also, Jamie Coghlan has been re-signed for a second season with the club.

–Dannielle