Looking Back and Moving Forward

Posted: 2009/12/03 by Mike in 2009-2010 Regular Season
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The Cyclones (11-8-0-1) closed out the month of November with 2 wins over Kalamazoo and a weekend series split with Wheeling. They kept that momentum rolling into December with 2-1 win over Kalamazoo. The ‘Clones currently trail the K-Wings by 2pts for North Division honours and sit in 7th place in the Conference with 23pts.  The league is proving to be pretty balanced this year and with every game taking place within the Conference a team can’t afford too many bad nights. Elmira and Kalamazoo got off to fast starts and have since come back to the pack. Even defending Kelly Cup Champions, the South Carolina Stingrays, who lead the Conference with 30pts, aren’t running away with it, as they have played 3 more games than the Cyclones.

-Welcome back Reid Cashman. It was great to have Reid back with Cincinnati, but unfortunately he didn’t have the impact on the Power Play that we were hoping. Although I’m sure that as he gets re-adjusted that will change.

-Welcome back Adam Henrich. It was good to see him back on the ice. The guy is just huge. He absolutely manhandled a few of the K-Wing defensemen the other night. I can’t wait to see what he’s capable of after he gets his timing after a few more games, but….

-See you later Adam Henrich. Adam Signed a PTO with the Springfield Falcons. Henrich is a big, strong, physical player that has prior AHL experience. He’s proven that he can contribute at the AHL level. I hope this is a short term loan to Springfield, but even if it is, odds are that Adam’s phone will be ringing for another call-up sooner rather than later.

-Another week another trade. The Cyclones acquired Chris Morehouse from Alaska for future considerations. Those future considerations are most like Bryan Leitch, as he was recalled by Milwaukee and then promptly re-assigned to the Great White North. Morehouse is in his first year of professional hockey. His stats would suggest that that he’s about a .5 pt per night player but he makes his biggest impact in the pim column of the stat sheet. If what the Cyclones’ official Twitter is correct those pims won’t be the cheap variety.

-The weekend has former Cyclones skipper Malcolm Cameron and his usual band of all-stars called the Florida Everblades coming to town. The Everblade roster boasts the Leagues leading scorer and a host of talented goalies. The weeks games against the road weary Everblades will be yet another test to see exactly were the Cyclones stand in regards to the rest of the Conference.



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