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 named Scott Fankhouser as the new Assistant Coach.
A 1994 11th round pick of the St. Louis Blues, Fankhouser played seven years professionally – including stops in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, IHL, and Europe. In the 2000-01 season, as a member of the Orlando Solar Bears (IHL), he earned the James Norris Memorial Trophy which was given to the league’s best goaltender. In that same season, Fankhouser played with current Cyclones Head Coach Jarrod Skalde.
Fankhouser appeared in 106 ECHL games over four seasons with Greenville, Reading, Arkansas and Toledo posting a record of 58-35-7, a 2.81 goals-against average and a save percentage of .909.
The 35 year old appeared in 23 games with the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers during the 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons going 4-13-2 with a 3.31 goals-against average and a save percentage of .904.