Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Hockey update



The Cincinnati Enquirer

A weekly look at Cincinnati's two minor-league hockey teams.

Cincinnati Cyclones

Last week: Beat Reading 4-3 in overtime; won at Peoria 4-1 and lost at Peoria 4-1.

Where they stand: 20-23-2, seventh in the nine-team Northern Division of the ECHL's Eastern Conference.

Who's next: The Clones begin a five-game homestand at U.S. Bank Arena this week. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday vs. the Dayton Bombers. 7:30  p.m. Friday vs. the Toledo Storm. 7:30 p.m. Saturday vs. the Wheeling Nailers. 3 p.m. Sunday vs. Johnstown.

Who's hot: Jade Galbraith has recorded a point in the last six games. The point-streak is the longest of the season. Nuts & bolts: Defenseman Jason Maleyko scored his first pro goal Friday in Peoria. ... Center Terry Marchant and left wing Garrett Prosofsky are tied for the team lead in every offensive category: goals (16), assists (21) and points (37).

Tickets/promotions: Saturday is Beach Party Night. Sunday features a visit from Spongebob Squarepants. Upcoming promotions include NASCAR night, featuring Winston Cup champion Matt Kenseth, Feb. 18 vs. Idaho Steelheads. On March 20, QB Jon Kitna will be at Faith Night.

Cincinnati Mighty Ducks

Last week: Beat Houston (3-1); lost Chicago (5-3).

Where they stand: 18-20-7-1, tied for fourth in seven-team West Division.

Who's next: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Rapids (28-13-8-0) . 7: 35 p.m. Friday vs. Utah (15-26-4-3). 8:05 p.m. Saturday vs. Grand Rapids.

Who's hot: RW Pierre Parenteau has points in seven of his last nine games (four goals, five assists). ...C Keith Aucoin has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his last 11 games. ...C Igor Pohanka has points in three of his last four games (one goal, two assists).

Nuts & bolts: D Chris Armstrong, LW Casey Hankinson and LW Chris Kunitz are part of what has been an active Cincinnati-to-Anaheim shuttle. Anaheim has called up six players from Cincinnati in the last 30 days, which does not include RW Joffrey Lupul and D Lance Ward, who were sent to Cincinnati and then recalled. ... LW Stanislav Chistov, the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NHL draft by Anaheim, had a goal and an assist in his first AHL game Saturday. He is the fourth first-round pick to appear in a game for Cincinnati this season. Tickets/promotions: Call 351-3999 or 562-4949. Friday, it's the third annual "Teddy Bear Toss" at the Gardens. Fans are asked to bring a new or slightly used stuffed animal to the game and encouraged to toss it onto the ice after the Ducks first goal. The animals will be collected and distributed to local hospitals, orphanages and other organizations by the Ducks organization.




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