Forward tied for scoring lead among first-year players
CINCINNATI, OH- The Cincinnati Cyclones, in conjunction with the ECHL, have announced that Cyclones forward Myles Powell has been named to the 2018-19 ECHL All-Rookie Team. This is the second-consecutive year that a Cyclone has earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team, joining last year's ECHL Rookie of the Year, Justin Danforth.
A former RIT Tiger and native of Comox, British Columbia, Powell is tied for the lead in ECHL rookie scoring with 30 goals and 34 assists for 64 total points, through 55 games. He also ranks first among ECHL first years and is tied for sixth overall in goals. Powell is second on the team and tied for seventh overall in the ECHL in points. Furthermore, he leads all rookies and is second in the ECHL with a plus-45 on-ice rating.
Powell is currently on a five-game point streak, accounting for five goals and two assists in that time, and has points in 13 of his last 16 games overall, amassing 10 goals and 12 assists. He has enjoyed a pair of season-high seven-game point streak from Nov. 7 to 21 (8g, 3a), and again from Feb. 1 to 20 (6g, 7a). His first seven-game point streak also included a career-high six-game goal scoring streak (with eight scores). Overall, Powell has point streaks of five or more games on six occasions this season, and has failed to find the score sheet in just 14 of is 55 games played.
Powell also appeared in six games this season with the Rochester Americans, American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Cyclones.
Powell is currently in his first full pro season, after appearing in seven games in 2017-18 between the Cyclones and the Amerks. He accounted for a goal and two assists in those contests, along with a pair of assists in four playoff games for Cincinnati. Prior to turning pro, Powell spent four seasons at RIT, where he scored 45 goals and recorded 60 assists in 149 career games. The 2019 ECHL All-Rookie Team is comprised of: Goaltender - Tomas Sholl, Idaho; Defensemen - Alex Breton, Allen; Derek Sheppard, Florida; Forwards - Chris Collins, Kalamazoo; Steven Iacobellis, Wichita; Myles Powell, Cincinnati.