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Cyclones Collect Five Points Out Of Eight For Week

February 23, 2009 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Twin City Cyclones News Release

With four games, the Cyclones had a difficult and tiring week. Separated by only a point or two from the week's opponents, Twin City needed to collect as many points as possible to further ascend in the SPHL standings. Although the week's games were split (two wins, two losses), the Cyclones managed to get five points from a win in Columbus on Tuesday, an overtime loss on Thursday against Fayetteville, and a win in overtime on Saturday versus Columbus. The Cyclones were unsuccessful Friday, as they lost in regulation to Columbus.

The Cyclones are currently tied for fourth place with Fayetteville, and only six points out of second place.

Twin City has only one game this week; Friday, February 27th versus the Knoxville Ice Bears. It will be Scout Night, so all scout groups can take advantage of $5 upper-level tickets! Order group tickets in advance by calling 721-1700. Game time is set for 7:30PM at the LJVM Coliseum Annex.

Cyclones Top Cottonmouths in OT, 6-5

February 21, 2009

Winston-Salem, NC

After an intense matchup on Friday night, the Cyclones and the Cottonmouths met up again on Saturday evening. Twin City was seeking revenge from last night's loss, and was able to get it. Even though Columbus collected a point for the teams going into overtime, the Cyclones came away with the 6-5 victory.

Scoring for the Cyclones: Michael Richard, Allan Sirois (two goals), Bogdan Rudenko, and Ben Manny (two goals) scored the game-winner for the Cyclones.

The Cyclones have one game next week, on Friday the 27th. It will be Scout Night with $5 upper-level tickets for all girl and boy scouts! Call the Cyclones at 721-1700 to order group tickets in advance!

Cottonmouths Bite Cyclones, 4-2

February 20, 2009

Winston-Salem, NC

Friday night, the Cyclones welcomed the Columbus Cottonmouths to the Annex for the first of a two-game series this weekend. After losing in overtime to Fayetteville on Thursday night, Twin City needed this win at home. However, the Cottonmouths came from behind to hand the Cyclones the 4-2 loss.

Scoring for the Cyclones: Michael Richard, Phil Sbrocchi, and Bogdan Rudenko.

Twin City Falls in OT, 3-2

February 19, 2009

Winston-Salem, NC

Coming off of a two-game winning streak, the Cyclones had hopes of adding another Thursday night against the FireAntz. Unfortunately, even though they received a point for overtime, Twin City was unable to defeat Fayetteville. Final score, 3-2.

Scoring for the Cyclones: Jim Jensen and Michael Richard.

Cyclones Top 'Snakes', 4-3

February 18, 2009

Winston-Salem, NC

With a full slate of games this week, the Cyclones began in Columbus on Tuesday night. Greatly needing to gain some ground in the standings, Twin City fought off the Cottonmouths by a final score of 4-3.

The first period saw no scoring from either team. However, Bogdan Rudenko got the Cyclones on the board first in the second period. Donald Melnyk would follow soon after to give Twin City a 2-0 lead. Columbus got on the board to narrow the gap, but Taylor Hustead continued his latest scoring streak, adding another for the 'Clones to put the score at 3-1. Before the end of the period, Columbus got a shot past Cyclones' netminder Terry Dunbar. Heading into the final period, Twin City retained the 3-2 lead.

Josh Piro lit the lamp for Twin City at 11:51 to, again, go up by two goals. The Cottonmouths threatened late with a goal from Craig Stahl, but were unable to catch the Cyclones. Final score 4-3.

Terry Dunbar recorded 43 saves on the night.

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