Cyclones Beat Kalamazoo

Brett Robinson had a pair of goals while Dylan Hunter and Brian O'Hanley each had a goal and and assist to lead the Cincinnati Cyclones (7-5-3-1) to a 5-2 win over the Kalamazoo Wings (7-5-1-1) in front of 4,589 at U.S. Bank Arena on Friday night.

For the first time since November 3, the Cyclones allowed the opposition to net the game's first goal.  During a Kalamazoo power play, Jordan Fulton tipped home a blue-line blast that beat Cyclones goalie Marc Cheverie (W, 27 saves, 6-2-1-1) for a 1-0 Wings lead through 20 minutes.

Cincinnati responded in a big way in the second period, scoring a trio of goals in the span of 6:16.  Brian O'Hanley blasted home his fourth goal of the season to knot things at one.  Then, at the 7:22 mark, Matt Pierce deflected home an O'Hanley slap shot for his fourth tally of the season.  Just 40 seconds later, Brett Robinson's shot redirected off of a skate and slid past Wings goalie Riley Gill (L, 32 saves, 4-1-0) for a 3-1 Cyclones cushion after two periods.

Kalamazoo pulled within a goal early in the third when Andrew Fournier batted home a rebound past Cheverie on the power play, making it 3-2.  Luckily, Cincinnati was able to keep the foot on the gas by scoring two more goals.  Brett Robinson tallied his second of the game when he poked home a loose puck from underneath Gill, extending the Cincinnati lead to 4-2.  Dylan Hunter added an empty netter from 60 feet to seal the 5-2 Cyclones victory