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Cyclones Begin Three Game Home Stand on Thursday Night

February 22, 2006 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Twin City Cyclones News Release

The Pee Dee Cyclones begin a busy weekend at the Florence Civic Center with three home games in three nights starting with Thursday night's match with the Florida Seals. The Cyclones will also be home on Friday & Saturday night @ 7:35PM.

One of the most popular players in the history of Pee Dee hockey will be in attendance at the Pee Dee Cyclones home games this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Florence Civic Center. Goaltender Sandy Allan, who had five great seasons for the Pee Dee Pride from 1998-99 through 2001-02 when an unfortunate off-ice accident cut short his professional career, will be in attendance to meet and greet the fans and be available for media interviews throughout the weekend.

Allan, 32, was a draft choice of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Pee Dee Pride for the 1997-98 season and during the 1998-99 hockey season, he teamed with current Cyclones coach Mark Richards, as the best goaltending tandem in the ECHL. That season "The Sandman" (Allan) and "The Wall" (Richards) won 50 games between them and led the Pee Dee Pride to the ECHL's Southeast Division Regular Season Championship only to lose in the Southern Conference Finals during the playoffs. During his five seasons in the Pee Dee, Sandy won 98 regular season games.

Upcoming games & promotions:

Thursday, February 23rd vs. Florida Seals (7:35PM @ Florence Civic Center). The seventh meeting of the year against Florida with the season series currently standing at 2 wins-2 losses- 2 overtime losses. The Seals defeated Pee Dee 2-1 in overtime last Friday night at the Florence Civic Center. Promotion: "Student & Military Night". Anyone showing either a valid student or military I.D. can purchase tickets for only $5.00 and the Cyclones have a $5.00 General Admission ticket for Thursday night games. Also: "Thirsty Thursday" with $2.00 draft beer and $1.00 soft drink specials.

Friday, February 24th vs. Knoxville Ice Bears (7:35PM @ Florence Civic Center). The first place Ice Bears start this week's action with an impressive record of 31-10-4 and are 9-1 in their last ten games. The last time the two teams met was back on January 17th when the Cyclones won 7-5 and former ‘Clones Goaltender Kevin Schieve (now with Wheeling/ECHL) made a reported 76 saves in the game. This is the ninth meeting of the year with Knoxville leading the series 6-2 but the series is tied 2-2 at the FCC.

Promotion: "Humane Society Night". Fans are encouraged to donate dog or cat food at the game. "Adopt-A-Pet" will be on the concourse during the game.

Saturday, February 25th vs. Jacksonville Barracudas (7:35PM @ Florence Civic Center). The eighth meeting vs. Jacksonville with Pee Dee leading the season series 4-1-2. The Cyclones have won the past two games against Jacksonville including last Tuesday's 5-4 victory at the FCC. Another game against the Barracudas with playoff importance as the ‘Clones currently lead Jacksonville by nine points for the final SPHL playoff spot. Promotion: "Scout Night". Call the Cyclones @ 432-1234 to get your scout group involved in Saturday's game.

Cyclones Tickets Notes:

* Cyclones season tickets are still on sale at the Pee Dee Cyclones office located inside the Florence Civic Center on the lower level of the building. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5PM.

* Cyclones group tickets are on sale for every Cyclones home game at the Florence Civic Center. Please call 843-432-1234 for additional information.

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