Cyclones add pair of forwards

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones have announced the signing of forwards Peter Sakaris and Joe Wilson for the 2015-16 season. Sakaris has skated the last three seasons with the Evansville IceMen, while Wilson just wrapped up a successful collegiate career at Colgate University.

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

Sakaris has spent his entire pro career with the IceMen, totaling 42 points (19g-23a) in 103 career games. The 23-year-old saw career highs in goals (10), assists (14) and points (24) during the 2013-14 season, which was his first full season as a pro. Last season, he tallied 18 points (9g-9a) in 54 contests.

Prior to signing with Evansville in 2013, the Candiac, Quebec native enjoyed a successful junior hockey career with the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, accounting for 137 points (61g-76a) in 159 games. He also spent time in the United States Hockey League with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, where he amassed 32 points (13g-19a) over two seasons.

Wilson heads to Cincinnati after four years at Colgate University, where he totaled 90 points (37g-53a) in 152 games. The North Syracuse, N.Y. native set career highs in goals (11) and points (24) during his senior season, and finished his career tied for fifth in program history in games played with 152. He only missed one games during his entire four-year career, and skated in 134 straight games to end his career.

He served as Colgate’s alternate captain during his junior and senior seasons, and was the recipient of the team’s Rob Riles Award in each of his final two years. The Rob Riles Award is voted on by the players, and is awarded annually to the teammate who best displays inspiration and leadership throughout the season.