CINCINNATI, Ohio –The 2010 Kelly Cup Champion Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have agreed to terms with forwards Brent Clarke, Matt Smyth and goaltender Pat Street.
Clarke, a fourth-year pro, comes to Cincinnati after playing with the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). This year with the Cottonmouths, the 24 year old had accumulated 6 points (2g-4a) in 15 games. He has some familiarity with Cyclones Head Coach Jarrod Skalde, as he played for him with the Bloomington PrairieThunder during the 2008-09 season.
Smyth, like Clarke, also played under Skalde – skating in five games last season for Bloomington. In 2009-10, he also played in 51 games with the Couchiching Terriers (OJHL) where he was the leading scorer after posting 106 points (51g-55a). He also led the Terriers in 2008-09 with 89 points (41g-48a).
Pat Street has served as the Cyclones emergency backup goaltender on several occasions this season. The Annapolis, MD native played collegiately with the Fredonia State Blue Devils from 2006-2009, posting a career 2.99 goals-against average and a 91.5 save percentage.