The Cincinnati Cyclones have announced that forward Joe Pendenza has been recalled by the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Friday.
Pendenza returns the Admirals where he has five points (3g, 2a) over 27 games this season. While with the Cyclones in the ECHL, the forward tallied 19 points (10g, 9a) over 21 games.
The Wilmington, Massachusetts native split time last season between Milwaukee and Cincinnati. Over 48 games with the Admirals, Pendenza tallied 18 points (9g, 9a). In 13 games with the Cyclones he notched seven points (3g, 4a).
Prior to turning pro, Pendenza spent four years at UMass Lowell from 2010-2014. The forward tallied 110 points (49g, 61a) over 152 games while leading the River Hawks to a the team’s first regular season title and back-to-back Hockey East tournament titles. Pendenza led all River Hawks in goals (14) assists (16), and points (30) during his senior year.
Pendenza is one of two former River Hawks currently under contract in the Predators organization. Carter Hutton is the backup goaltender at the NHL level. The forward re-signed with the Admirals this past offseason.
The Admirals play their home games at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The arena seats 17,845 for hockey contests.