After recording four points in his first game in the ECHL, it was unlikely Cory Conacher could continue such a torrent pace.
Well, he couldn’t. In his second game with the Cincinnati Cyclones this morning, Conacher only scored three points, recording a natural hat trick with goals four, five and six in a 6-1 win over Kalamazoo.
Through two games, Conacher has already amassed seven points in the ECHL. Former Griff Carl Hudson opened the scoring today, bringing his total to 10 points (2+8) through 56 games with the Cyclones. Canisius senior Vinny Scarsella has one assist in six games with the Elmira Jackals.
With one game left in the regular season, Cincinnati sits in seventh place in the ECHL’s Eastern Conference. The top eight teams make the playoffs, so the Cyclones can clinch a playoff spot with one point in the season finale. If Toledo (six points back with two games in hand) doesn’t pick up two points in every remaining game, Cincinnati also clinches a spot.
Cincinnati hosts Kalamazoo for the back end of a home-and-home to wrap up the regular season Friday night.