Cyclones sign trio of players

Cincinnati, Ohio – Cincinnati Cyclones Head Coach Matt Macdonald has announced that forwards Greg Betzold and Rob De Fulviis, along with defenseman Mike Donnellan have signed contracts with the club for the 2016-17 season.

The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators and the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals.

Betzold is coming off of a stellar four-year career with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League accounting for 168 points (88g-80a) in 244 career games. He set career highs in goals, assists and points during the 2015-16 season, amassing 43 goals, 22 assists and 65 points.

Hailing from Toronto, De Fulviis in entering his first full professional season after appearing in five games last season with the Wheeling Nailers and Indy Fuel. Prior to turning pro, De Fulviis spent three seasons at the University of Guelph where he totaled 61 points (28g-33a) in 78 career games.

Donnellan split the 2015-16 season between the Missouri Mavericks and the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen. In 37 total games last season, the Saxton Rivers, Vt. native accounted for 11 points (1g-10a). He made his professional debut in 2014-15, seeing time with the Huntsville Havoc of the SPHL and the Watertown Wolves of the Federal Hockey League.  In 35 games between the two clubs that season, Donnellan accounted for 20 points (2g-18a).