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TRENTON DEVILS (2-3-0-1, 5pts) vs CINCINNATI CYCLONES (1-5-1-1, 4 pts) Game 7 ◦ Friday, November 5, 2010 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

# Name IR

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AHL

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2 5 7 8 9 10 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 34

T.J. Miller Andy Thomas Justin Coutu Martin Nolet Trevor Kell Tony Zancanaro Darcy Zajac Matt Lombardi Matt Vokes Ryan Ginand Dan Charleston Ryan Hayes Matthew Kang Kory Nagy Taylor Vichorek J.S. Berube Jeremy Akeson Dave Leaderer Justin Pender Jordon Southorn Gord Burnett Jeff Prough

# Name

1 Jeff Lerg 35 Dave Caruso

Pos. Sh.

D D D D F F F F F F F F F F F F F D D D D F

L R L L R L R R R L L R L L R L L L L L L R

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D.O.B.

6'4 6'2 6'0 6'3 6’0 5’5 6'1 5’11 6’1 5’9 5'8 5'10 6’0 5’11 6’8 6’3 6’2 5'11 6’4 6'3 6’1 5’10

210 210 205 205 185 170 200 190 190 180 180 180 200 195 250 195 210 190 215 200 200 180

09.15.86 11.14.85 11.19.84 10.02.86 06.23.86 06.04.82 09.23.86 11.09.87 09.03.85 04.01.86 11.27.84 06.04.89 11.09.88 10.12.89 08.25.88 06.20.90 11.26.84 07.31.86 10.25.88 05.15.90 04.02.81 04.20.86 D.O.B.

Trenton Devils

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Placentia, CA Bow, NH Maple Ridge, BC Quebec City, PQ Thunder Bay, ON Trenton, MI Winnipeg, MAN Milton, MA Auburn, MA Milford, MA Oak Forest, IL Syracuse, NY Toronto, ON Walsingham, ON Moose Lake, MN Matane, PQ Ottawa, ON Rochester, NY St. Johns, NL Montreal, PQ Regina, SK Dearborn Heights, MI

5 2 6 4 6 6 6 5 0 6 0 5 3 6 4 6 5 4 6 5 0 6

1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 2

0 0 1 0 4 4 1 1 0 4 0 1 3 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 3

Pos. Ct.

Ht.

Wt.

L L

5’6 6’1

155 04.09.86 Livonia, MI 205 06.18.82 Roswell, GA

G G

Hometown

GP W

PTS +/- PIM Notes

1 0 1 0 7 6 2 1 0 6 0 4 3 4 2 4 0 2 3 1 0 5

-5 0 -1 0 +1 15 +2 4 0 0 -4 4 -2 2 -4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 2 +2 2 0 6 +1 6 +2 12 -3 0 -2 0 -2 11 -4 6 0 0 -4 6

L OTL SOL SO GAA

Scored first-career ECHL goal, 10/28 vs. Gwinnett Led the T-Devils Devils with a plus-16 rating in 09-10 Team leader with 15 PIM in 6 GP this season Two seasons with QJAHL's College Champlain Cougars Only T-Devil in Top 20 in ECHL's scoring race Twin brother, Brad, played two seasons in ECHL Scored shootout winner 10/28 vs. Gwinnett Was third member of family to play for Boston College Led the T-Devils with 33 assists as a rookie in 09-10 Assist on Darcy Zajac's 1st career goal, 10/28 vs. Gwinnett Loaned to Trenton by Albany on 10/24 Has shootout goals in each of Trenton's last two games Played in 08-09 OHL Finals with Brampton Battalion Recorded two assists on 10/29 vs. Gwinnett Recorded first-career ECHL point on 10/29 vs. Gwinnett His goal on 10/29 ties him for Trenton's team lead Played in 2005 Memorial Cup as member of Ottawa 67's Joined AHL-Albany on 10/29 Leads Trenton defensemen in scoring First-career ECHL assist on T.J. Miller's goal on 10/28 Played in ECHL for Phoenix, Elmira and Utah First Team All-Ivy at Brown in 06-07

SV% Notes

2 1 1 0 0 0 4.51 0.883 4 1 2 0 1 0 3.38 0.923

Recorded victory in T-Devils first win, 10/17 vs. Reading ECHL record 67 saves on 10/29 vs. Gwinnett

Cincinnati Cyclones # Name

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x AHL

IR IR

x

2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 27 28 28 32

Carl Hudson Benn Olson Brock Sheahan Brian O' Hanley David Sloane T.J. Fast Mathieu Aubin Christiaan Minella Barret Ehgoetz Scott Lehman J.C. Sawyer Sam D' Agostino Ryan Del Monte Doug Krantz Adam Bartholomay Brett Robinson Matt Butcher Matt Pierce Kevin Roeder James DeLory Scott Reynolds Mike Bartlett Chris Morehouse Dylan Hunter

# Name AHL

30 Jeremy Smith 31 Chet Pickard 35 Marc Cheverie

Pos. Sh.

D D D D D D F F F D D F F D D F F F D F F RW F LW

R L L L R L R R L R L L R R R L R L R R R R L L

Pos. Ct.

G G G

L L L

Hometown

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Smooth Rock Falls, ON Port McNeill, BC Lethbridge, AB Quincy, MA Ambler, PA Calgary, AB Sorel, PQ Cincinnati, OH Kincardine, ON Windsor, ON Saint John, NB Medford, MA Mississauga, ON Marysville, BC Agoura Hills, CA Alton, ON Bellingham, WA Arnprior, ON Glenview, IL Scarborough, ON Kerrobert, SK Morton Grove, IL Saint John, NB Quebec City, PQ

4 5 8 8 3 8 8 5 7 2 4 6 2 4 6 8 4 8 1 6 6 4 4 8

0 0 0 2 0 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 1

2 0 3 3 0 1 5 0 4 3 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 6 0 0 1 1 0 7

PTS +/- PIM Notes

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6-1 6-4 5-11 5-11 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-2 5-9 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-3 5-11 5-11 6-2 5-11 5-9 6-5 6-1 6-0 5-9 6-0

210 215 185 191 191 194 210 210 174 196 206 196 191 200 220 192 211 188 195 225 195 195 185 205

01.02.86 04.29.87 05.06.84 12.18.84 04.06.85 09.02.87 09.18.86 07.05.85 04.16.81 01.05.86 08.12.86 07.15.86 09.13.83 08.22.83 04.11.83 02.17.85 01.01.87 05.05.85 01.19.86 03.03.88 03.17.81 01.06.85 06.28.87 05.21.85

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6-1 6-3 6-2

170 04.13.89 Dearborn, MI 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.78 0.900 216 11.29.89 Winnipeg, MB 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.70 0.853 185 02.22.87 Cole Harbour, NS 4 1 2 0 1 0 5.04 0.848

Hometown

GP W

2 0 3 5 0 4 7 1 6 4 3 2 1 1 0 5 0 8 0 0 3 2 0 8

+1 +1 0 0 0 -1 +3 -5 -2 -1 0 -1 -1 0 -6 +2 -2 +2 0 0 -3 +3 -3 +3

L OTL SOL SO GAA

2 15 8 17 2 4 6 0 2 2 6 2 4 4 2 8 4 10 0 14 6 2 14 10

Signed by Florida Panthers out of Canisius College, 2010 Led Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) in PIM 3 straight seasons Four seasons at U. of Notre Dame (CCHA) Drafted by San Jose, 9th round, '03 Played one game for Philadelphia Flyers, 08-09 Drafted by LA Kings, 2nd round, '05 Drafted by Monteal Canadiens, 5th round, '05 Played three seasons with USHL's Sioux City Musketeers 83g, 155 a w/ Cincinatti since 06-07 Played four seasons w/ OHL's St. Michael's Majors Released 10/26 Graduated same high school as WWE wrestler, John Cena Traded by Johnstown to Cincinnati during 09-10 season Played four seasons at Cornell University (ECAC) Teammate of Trenton's Dan Charleston at Nebraska-Omaha Had nine goals in 2010 Kelly Cup Playoffs w/ Cincinnati 4-year teammate of Trenton's T.J. Miller at Northern Michigan Led Cincinnati w/ 28 goals last season Played in NCAA Frozen Four w/ Miami Univ. (CCHA) 08-09 539 PIMs in four seasons w/ Oshawa Generals Played 42 games w/ Fassa HC of Italian Serie A in 08-09 From the same hometown as actor, Harrison Ford Traded to Greenville 10/28 Son of former NHL player Dale Hunter

SV% Notes 96-career games with Plymouth Whalers Nashville Predators #1 goalie prospect From same town as Sidney Crosby


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TRENTON DEVILS (2-3-0-1, 5pts) vs CINCINNATI CYCLONES (1-5-1-1, 4 pts) Game 7 ◦ Friday, November 5, 2010 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ Eastern Conference Standings ATLANTIC

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SOUTH

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W

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Elmira Reading Trenton

Gwinnett Florida Greenville South Carolina Wheeling Kalamazoo Toledo Cincinnati

8 7 6

8 8 5 5

8 7 6 8

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OTL

SOL

PTS

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OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

6 4 2 1

2 2 3 5

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PACIFIC

GP

W

7 5 8 5

PTS

1 3 1 3

GP

Bakersfield Stockton Ontario Las Vegas

SOL

5 5 3 2

MOUNTAIN

8 8 7 8

OTL

1 4 3

Western Conference Standings

Alaska Victoria Utah Idaho

L

5 3 2

6 6 4 2

2 2 2 3

4 2 2 2

3 1 5 3

2 0 0

0 0 1 0

0 0 0 1

0 0 1 2

0 1 0 0

0 0 1

2 0 0 0

0 1 1 1

0 0 0 1

0 1 1 0

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

12 6 5

0.75 0.429 0.417

34 22 21

22 26 24

190 175 82

1-1-2-0 0-2-0-0 2-1-0-1

4-0-0-0 3-2-0-0 0-2-0-0

12 10 7 4

0.75 0.625 0.7 0.4

29 29 21 14

23 29 15 19

133 115 82 100

2-1-0-0 4-1-0-0 3-1-1-0 0-0-0-0

3-0-0-2 1-2-0-0 0-0-0-0 2-3-0-0

12 9 5 4

0.75 0.643 0.417 0.25

28 25 12 23

19 23 22 36

150 111 131 144

3-2-0-0 2-0-0-0 1-3-0-1 0-3-0-0

3-0-0-0 2-2-0-1 1-0-0-0 1-2-1-1

GA

PIM

PCT

PCT

PCT

GF

GF

GF

GA

GA

PIM

PIM

HOME

HOME

HOME

12 12 9 7

0.75 0.75 0.643 0.438

23 26 20 20

17 17 22 21

99 154 143 126

3-1-0-0 4-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 2-2-0-1

3-1-0-0 2-2-0-0 3-1-1-0 0-1-2-0

8 6 5 4

0.571 0.6 0.312 0.4

24 17 20 9

22 19 29 12

101 89 127 62

2-2-0-0 1-1-1-0 0-1-0-1 1-3-0-0

2-1-0-0 1-0-0-1 2-4-0-0 1-0-0-0

PCT

GF

GA

Today in the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones (1-5-2) at Trenton Devils (2-3-1) 7 p.m. ET · Cincinnati’s T.J. Fast is third among defensemen with three goals. · Trevor Kell leads Trenton with seven points (3g-4a). · Cyclones are 1-1-1 when trailing after one period. · Devils are third in the league averaging 36.50 shots per game. Gwinnett Gladiators (5-1-2) at Greenville Road Warriors (3-1-1) 7:05 p.m. ET · Gwinnett’s Ryan Garbutt is tied for fourth with 11 points (6g-5a). · Greenville’s Julien Brouillette is tied for 1st among defensemen with 4 goals and 7 points. · Gladiators lead the league with four shorthanded goals. · Road Warriors are first on the power play at 23.5 percent (8-for-34). Florida Everblades (5-3-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (2-3-0) 7:05 p.m. ET · Florida’s Mitch Fadden is on a five-game assist streak since Oct. 21 (8a). · South Carolina’s Shane Connelly is second with a 1.50 goals-against average. · Everblades are second on the power play at 23.3 percent (10-for-43). · Stingrays’ Josh Godfrey is tied for first among defensemen with four goals. Toledo Walleye (2-3-1) at Kalamazoo Wings (4-2-1) 7:30 p.m. ET · Andy Bohmbach leads Toledo in plus-minus with a +3. · Kalamazoo’s Brandon Svendsen is on a three-game goal streak since Oct. 29 (5g). · Walleye are 2-1-0 when scoring first. · K-Wings are 3-0-0 when leading after the first period. Reading Royals (3-4-0) at Elmira Jackals (5-1-2) 7:35 p.m. ET · Andrew Sarauer leads Reading against the Jackals with three points (0g-3a). · Eric Lampe leads Elmira against the Royals with three goals and four points. · Royals are 3-0-0 when scoring first. · Jackals are first allowing 26.88 shots per game. Utah Grizzlies (4-2-1) at Las Vegas Wranglers (2-3-0) 7:05 p.m. PT · Utah’s Chris Donovan is tied for fourth among rookies with six points (1g-5a). · Ryan Huddy (4g-0a) and Jamie Bates (0g-4a) lead Las Vegas with four points each. · Grizzlies are 2-0-1 in one-goal games. · Wranglers are second least penalized team in the league with 12.40 penalty minutes per game. Idaho Steelheads (2-3-3) at Victoria Salmon Kings (6-2-0) 7:05 p.m. PT · Idaho’s Mark Derlago is on a six-game point streak with eight points (7g-1a) since Oct. 22. · Milan Gajic leads Victoria against the Steelheads with three points (3g-0a). · Steelheads are second on the penalty kill at 89.5 percent (34-for-38). · Salmon Kings are 6-1-0 when scoring first. Bakersfield Condors (4-3-0) at Stockton Thunder (2-1-2) 7:30 p.m. PT · Bakersfield’s Josh Tordjman is fifth with a .933 save percentage. · Chris D’Alvise (2g-5a) and Jason Pitton (2g-5a) lead Stockton with seven points each. · Condors are 4-0-0 when leading after two periods. · Thunder are third in the league with 27.20 shots against per game.

PIM

HOME

STREAK

5-1-2-0 3-4-0-0 2-3-0-1

2-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-1

5-1-0-2 5-3-0-0 3-1-1-0 2-3-0-0

0-1-0-0 3-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-0

6-2-0-0 4-2-0-1 2-3-0-1 1-5-1-1

1-0-0-0 1-0-0-1 0-1-0-1 0-4-1-1

STREAK

STREAK

STREAK

6-2-0-0 6-2-0-0 4-2-1-0 2-3-2-1

1-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0

4-3-0-0 2-1-1-1 2-5-0-1 2-3-0-0

1-0-0-0 2-0-1-1 0-5-0-1 0-2-0-0

STREAK

Recent ECHL Scores SAT, OCTOBER 30 Kalamazoo 3 at Florida 4 (SO) Reading 3 at Toledo 2 (SO) South Carolina 2 at Greenville 5 Wheeling 7 at Cincinnati 3 Gwinnett 4 at Elmira 3 Utah 1 at Idaho 4 Alaska 3 at Bakersfield 0 Ontario 1 at Victoria 4 MON, NOVEMBER 1 South Carolina 5 at Gwinnett 2 TUE, NOVEMBER 2 Elmira 4 at Cincinnati 2 WED, NOVEMBER 3 Elmira 4 at Toledo 1 Kalamazoo 4 at Cincinnati 3 Alaska 4 at Bakersfield 5 Idaho 2 at Victoria 3 THU, NOVEMBER 4 Alaska 1 at Ontario 0 Upcoming ECHL Schedule SAT, NOVEMBER 6 Kalamazoo at Toledo - 7:00 PM EDT Greenville at Gwinnett - 7:05 PM EDT Florida at South Carolina - 7:05 PM EDT Reading at Elmira - 7:35 PM EDT Cincinnati at Wheeling - 7:35 PM EDT Alaska at Ontario - 7:00 PM PDT Utah at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PDT Idaho at Victoria - 7:05 PM PDT Bakersfield at Stockton - 7:30 PM PDT SUN, NOVEMBER 7 Greenville at Gwinnett - 4:05 PM EST Florida at South Carolina - 4:05 PM EST Elmira at Wheeling - 5:05 PM EST Bakersfield at Stockton - 4:00 PM PST


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TRENTON DEVILS (2-3-0-1, 5pts) vs CINCINNATI CYCLONES (1-5-1-1, 4 pts) Game 7 ◦ Friday, November 5, 2010 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

Devils Take One of Two Shootouts vs. Gwinnett

Trenton, NJ - The Devils hosted the Gwinnett Gladiators October 28 and 29 at Sun National Bank Center, collecting three out of four possible points. Both contests were decided by shootouts, though a record setting performance between the pipes for Dave Caruso was the highlight of Week 3 for the Devils.

Game 05: Devils Capture Shootout Win vs. Gladiators In the Trenton Devils’ 3-2 shootout win over the Gwinnett Gladiators on Oct. 28, T.J. Miller and Darcy Zajac each scored goals in regulation time, and Dave Caruso made 34 saves on 36 shots to lead Trenton to its second win of the 2010-11 season. After Gwinnett’s Ryan Garbutt chipped in his third tally of the season at 18:27 of the first period to give the Gladiators a 1-0 lead, the Devils stormed out of the gate in the second period by scoring the game’s next two goals to take a 2-1 lead heading into the third period. In the third period, the Gladiators evened the score once more when Ryan Garbutt notched his second goal of the game at 2:45. After that, the teams exchanged volleys throughout the third period and overtime, with neither team, nor either goaltender willing to blink. In the shootout, Ryan Hayes and Darcy Zajac each beat Billy Sauer with quick wrist shots, and when Dave Caruso was through stopping all four Gwinnett shooters that he faced, the The Devils and the Gladiators each won a shootout in the teams’ two meetings last week. Devils had an exciting 3-2 win to improve their season’s record to 2-3. J.S. Berube to force the game into overtime and eventually to a shootout, Game 06: Gladiators Edge Devils,3-2, in Shootout Ryan Hayes converted the Devils’ first attempt against Chris Carrozzi, with Despite third period goals by Tony Zancanaro and J.S. Berube which Hayes’ shootout score being his second in as many nights. However, Chris erased a 2-0 Gwinnett Gladiators’ lead, and despite Dave Caruso’s ECHL- Carrozzi rebounded to stop Jeff Prough, Ryan Ginand, Darcy Zajac and record 67 saves, the Devils were unable to sweep their-two game series Trevor Kell on the Devils’ next four opportunities. And when Michael Davies against the Gwinnett Gladiators as Trenton fell, 3-2, in a shootout, on Friday and Matt Krug had beaten Dave Caruso with their attempts, the Devils were night. forced to settle for salvaging just one point from their sixth game of the After the Devils rallied in the third period on goals from Tony Zancanaro and 2010-11 season.

BERUBE Q&A

Jean-Sebastien Berube, a 2008 7th NHL Draft selection of the New Jersey Devils, is in his first season with the Trenton Devils, after spending the past four years with the QMJHL”s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. After six games with Trenton, the Matane, PQ native is tied with captain Trevor Kell and Ryan Hayes for the team lead with three goals, to go along with an assist and a plus-2 rating. Q: What was your favorite team growing up? Player? A: My favorite team was ironically the New Jersey Devils. And I’ve had lots of favorite players, however in recent years, I really like how Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins plays. He’s a big guy who plays physical who scores some goals and I definitely try to model my style after him. Q: What kind of music do you like to listen to before

a game? A: French rap. With our team, we usually listen to Rock music to get fired up before games, and maybe Country music to relax afterwards. Not a lot of French rap being played in our locker room. Q: If you could have a super-power, what would it be? A: Not just the ability to heal, but I wish I had the ability to feel no pain. Q: Favorite vacation place? A: Mexico, or any other place that’s warm. Q: If you could meet three people, alive or dead, who would they be? A: Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Maurice Richard. They’re all big winners, so I could learn a lot from them.

Cyclones and Devils 2009-10 Season Series in Review rallied for the win after falling behind, 2-0, with shootout opportunity. In the 5-4 loss, Jeff Prough

During the 2009-10 season, the Trenton Devils were pitted against the Cincinnati Cyclones on six occasions, winning once and losing five times, with two of Trenton’s losses coming by way of the shootout. The Devils went 0-1-2 against the Cyclones in their games at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, and 1-2 in the games on the Cyclones’ home ice at the US Bank Arena. In the team’s first matchup, on Nov. 17, 2009, the teams traded goals early in the first period and were tied, 1-1, before Cincinnati’s Scott Reynolds answered with the game’s next two goals to lead the Cyclones to a 3-1 victory. In the loss, Dave Caruso stopped 30 of 33 shots, with Jeremy Smith being the winning goaltender between the pipes for Cincinnati by nabbing 16 of Trenton’s 17 shotson-goal. The day after Cincinnati’s season-series-opening win, the Trenton Devils got their only victory of the season against the Cincinnati Cyclones, winning by a score of 4-2 at the US Bank Arena. Trenton

unanswered goals by Dan Eves, Brett Wilson, Mike Harder and Jeremy Akeson. Both Wilson’s and Harder’s goals came on the man-advantage, with the Devils’ power play clicking at a rate of 2-for-6 in the contest, while the Cyclones power play was blanked on all eight of their opportunities. Gerald Coleman got the win in the nets by making 37 saves, while surrendering just two goals. The Devils and Cyclones first met at the Sun National Bank Center to open a three-game series on Dec. 17, 2009. On that night, the Devils overcame a 2-0 deficit with goals by Justin Pender and Jack Combs to force overtime, and eventually a shootout. However, it was Cincinnati taking the game’s bonus-point after Hans Benson scored the shootout-game-winner against Gerald Coleman. On Dec. 19, 2009, the Cyclones defeated the Devils via a shootout for the second time in as many days when Dustin Sproat was the only player on either squad to successfully convert his

scored twice for the Devils by notching his seventh and eighth goals of the season. The Devils fell to the Cyclones on Dec.20, being shutout by Czech-born goaltender Robert Mayer, who stopped all 34 shots he faced. Dwayne Zinger and Maxime Lacroix recorded the game’s only goals, with both scoring past Gerald Coleman with second period markers to lead the Cyclones to a 2-0 victory. The Devils’ power play was 0-for-5 in the defeat. The team’s final meeting occurred on Jan. 16, 2010 in Cincinnati, with the Cyclones wrapping up the season-series by posting a 5-2 victory. The Devils had led 2-1 following a go-ahead goal by Slavomir Tomko at 9:24 of the second period, however Trenton was unable to protect their lead as the Cyclones responded with the game’s next three goals to take a 4-2 lead, before Maxime Lacroix added an empty-netter at 19:48 of the third period to seal a 5-2 win for the Cyclones.


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TRENTON DEVILS (2-3-0-1, 5pts) vs CINCINNATI CYCLONES (1-5-1-1, 4 pts) Game 7 ◦ Friday, November 5, 2010 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

Defending Kelly Cup Champs Visit Trenton

The 2009-10 defending ECHL champion Cincinnati Cyclones make their way into Trenton Friday for the first of only two games the teams will play this season. Both games will be played at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, with the second meeting not until Thanksgiving weekend. The Cyclones stumble into Friday night’s game with the highest GAA in the ECHL (4.50) and a 1-5-1-1 record, though all four points they’ve collected have come on the road. Cincinnati has allowed 36 goals and scored only 23, the worst margin in the league. Half of those goals-against (18) were yielded during opponents’ power plays, twice the number of power-play goals surrendered as any other team in the ECHL. The Cylcones’ 63% penalty kill rate (31-for-49) is last in the league. On the power play, defenseman T.J. Fast leads the ECHL with three power play goals. Overall, Cincinnati is led by playmaking forward Dylan Hunter, son of former NHL great Dale Hunter. Dylan has recorded one goal and six assists in six games to start his fifth professional season. With two NHL affiliates (Florida and Nashville), the Cyclones boast multiple solidified prospects, including goaltenders Chet Pickard and Jeremy Smith. On October 27, the Predators moved Smith from Cincinnati to AHLMilwaukee and reassigned Pickard from Milwaukee to Cincinnati. Goalie Marc Cheverie, defenseman T.J. Fast, and forward James DeLory each have NHL deals with Florida. The Trenton Devils are coming off a week of relative inactivity, last playing against the Gwinnett Gladiators October 28 and 29, picking up three out of a possible four points with both games ending in a shootout.

Devils goaltender Dave Caruso played both games and set a new ECHL record for saves in a regular season game with 67 Friday night. A former Gladiator, Caruso was expecting to face a lot of rubber. “Gwinnett is a team that will shoot from anywhere,” Caruso said. “When I played for them, their focus was to put shots on net.” Although the game ended in a shootout loss, the Roswell, GA native’s 67 stops eclipsed the previous mark (65) set by Greenville Growl goalie Daniel Bosclair against Greensboro in 2004. “It is an honor to be in the record books,” Caruso said. “Even though I had 69 shots, most of the shots were from the outside.” Although the shot total skewed in Gwinnett’s favor, the majority of the chances were from the perimeter, making Caruso’s job a tad bit easier. “The defensemen did a great job,” Caruso said. “The new guys seem to be learning the system very quickly. They kept the shots to the outside and made good first passes and their decision making was very good.” The Devils’ defense has been without Gord Burnett and Andy Thomas, both on IR since the first week of the season, and Dave Leaderer has been with the AHL’s Albany Devils for the last week. Justin Coutu is the most experienced defenseman on Trenton’s active roster, now in his sixth professional season. Friday’s battle against Cincinnati has sentimental signifgance for firstyear Trenton Devils’ coach Kevin Dean who played for the Cyclones in 43 games for the club over two seasons in both ECHL and IHL competition. With Cincinnati, Dean had 28 points, with five goals and 23 assists, including his first goal in professional hockey, during the 1991-92 season. The Madison, WI native and UNH grad played 11 professional seasons.

BRAD MILLS SCORES 1ST NHL GOAL Former Trenton Devils forward Brad Mills scored his first NHL goal Wednesday night, snapping a 2-2 tie with 3:51 remaining in the third period to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. The 27-year-old made his NHL debut with New Jersey October 30 at the Staples Center against the Los Angeles Kings, after 183 career games in the minor leagues. Mills played 26 games for the Trenton Devils during the 2007-08 season, racking up nine goals and seven assists for sixteen points while accumulating 67 penalty minutes. Before that, Mills skated for four seasons at Yale University from 2003 to 2007, signing with the Devils organization following his senior year in 2007. Mills, having spent the majority of his professional career with the Devils AHL affiliate (Lowell/Albany), has 49 points and 231 penalty minutes in 157 AHL games. Born in Terrace, BC, Mills is the 20th Trenton alum to make it to the NHL, and became the second former Trenton player to make his New Jersey Devils debut this season, following defenseman Olivier Magnan who played his first NHL game Oct. 21 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The 447th player to ever lace up the skates in both the ECHL and the NHL, Mills is the third former Trenton Devil to skate with New Jersey this season: Magnan and Pierre-Luc LetourneauLeblond. JEFF FRAZEE GETS EMERGENCY CALL UP Former Trenton Devils goaltender Jeff Frazee makes his first appearance on a NHL rostery today, recalled under emergency conditions Friday afternoon from AHL-Albany. With Martin Brodeur out with a bruised elbow, Frazee is expected to be in uniform as Johan Hedberg’s backup for the New Jersey Devils’ game against the New York Rangers Friday night at Prudential Center. At the time of his promotion, Frazee had appearances in five games for Albany this season, posting a 4-1 record with a 1.83 goals against average (3rd in the AHL) and a .932 save percentage (tied for 4th in the AHL). In 95 career games with the Devils’ AHL affiliate, the fourth-year professional has a 46-39-6 record. With the Trenton Devils in 2008-09, the 6-0, 195-lb. goaltender went 2-2, with a 2.65 goals against average and .912 save percentage, having appeared in five games. Frazee becomes the third former Trenton player to make his New Jersey Devils debut this season, joining Olivier Magnan and Brad Mills, both of whom played their first NHL games earlier this season.


Devils Extra 2010_11_05 Game 07 vs Cincinnati  

D.O.B. Hometown GP G A PTS +/- PIMNotes 2 Carl Hudson D R 6-1 210 01.02.86Smooth Rock Falls, ON 4 0 2 2 +1 2 Signed by Florida Panthers out...

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