CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Rob Madore and forward Kyle Bodie for the 2013-14 season.
Madore, a 25-year-old Pittsburgh, Pa. native, comes to Cincinnati after completing his first full professional season in 2012-13. He amassed an 11-12-3 record and 3.29 goals-against average in a combined 27 games with the Evansville IceMen and Florida Everblades. The 5-foot-10, 176-pound backstop also appeared in nine tilts with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League, collecting a 5-3-0 mark and a 1.83 goals-against average.
Madore had a brief stint with the Chicago Express at the end of the 2011-12 campaign, posting an 8-3-1 record and 2.41 goals-against average in 12 games. Prior to going pro, he was a four-year letter winner at the University of Vermont, where he ended his career ranked second all-time at UVM in saves (3,352) behind only Tim Thomas, third in games played (127) behind Thomas and Joe Fallon, fourth in goals against average (2.91), fifth in save percentage (.902), and sixth in wins (41).
Bodie, a 25-year-old, will embark on his first professional season this fall with the Cyclones. The East St. Paul, Manitoba native is coming off of a career-year at Union College where he racked up 33 points (9g-24a) in 40 games with the Dutchmen last season. Over his four-year collegiate career, he collected a total of 85 points (28g-57a) in 122 games and helped lead his team to a pair of ECAC titles.