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Cyclones To Battle Johnstown!

April 8, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - Cincinnati Cyclones News Release

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Cincinnati Cyclones (55-12-5) of the ECHL will take on the Johnstown Chiefs in the North Division semifinals, beginning this weekend at U.S. Bank Arena. The series is a best-of-seven, that starts in Cincinnati on Friday night (April 11) and Saturday night (April 12), both games are at 7:30pm. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate for the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators of the NHL.

Johnstown (36-30-3) advanced to the semifinals tonight, by virtue of a 5-0 win over Dayton-to claim the best-of-three quarterfinals series in a two game sweep. The Chiefs will host the middle three games of the series with the Cyclones. The third game would be Tuesday night (April 15) at 7pm from the Cambria County War Memorial. The fourth game would be the next night, Wednesday, April 16, also at 7pm. A fifth game, if necessary, would also be played in Johnstown on Friday, April 18 at 7pm.

Should the sixth and/or seventh game be necessary, they would be played at U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday, April 19 and Monday, April 21, both nights at 7:30pm.

This will be the first time that the Cyclones and Johnstown have met in the Kelly Cup playoffs. This season, Cincinnati posted an 8-1-1 record, against Johnstown, but the Chiefs have the last two wins in the series. All-time, Cincinnati has a 27-12-5 (.670 win percentage) mark versus the Chiefs and a 15-8 slate (.652) at U.S. Bank Arena.

For fans holding tickets to all playoff games, Game A is for game one on Friday, April 11. The Game B ticket is for the game on Saturday, April 12. If the sixth game is needed, Game C would be the ticket needed for Saturday, April 19. Should a seventh game be necessary, Game D would be for that Monday, April 21 contest. Tickets not used in this round will serve as the first tickets needed for future games.

The complete schedule of games is as follows:

Best-of-seven North Division Semifinals - Cincinnati v. Johnstown

Game 1 Friday, April 11 at U.S. Bank Arena 7:30pm Game 2 Saturday, April 12 at U.S. Bank Arena 7:30pm Game 3 Tuesday, April 15 at Cambria County War Memorial 7pm Game 4 Wednesday, April 16 at Cambria County War Memorial 7pm Game 5 Friday, April 18 at Cambria County War Memorial 7pm * Game 6 Saturday, April 19 at U.S. Bank Arena 7:30pm * Game 7 Monday, April 21 at U.S. Bank Arena 7:30pm * * - if necessary

The Cincinnati Cyclones play host to Johnstown or Dayton on Friday night (April 11) and Saturday night (April 12) at 7:30pm at U.S. Bank Arena. Tickets for all Cyclones games can be purchased at the U.S. Bank Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores, charge by phone at 513-562-4949 or online at ticketmaster.com. The most up-to-date information and broadcast of the games can be found on our website www.cycloneshockey.com.


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