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Cyclones Top 'Snakes', 4-3

February 18, 2009 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Twin City Cyclones News Release

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.

The Cyclones continue the playoff hunt, as they return to home ice for a three-game homestand this week:

Thursday: Thirsty Thursday with YES! Weekly and 336 Events! $2 drafts and sodas! Game time 7:30PM. Don't miss out, there are only two Thirsty Thursday's left!

Friday: Pink in the Rink Night sponsored by New Balance Winston-Salem and benefiting the Susan G. Komen NC Triad Affliate. The Cyclones will be wearing specialty pink jerseys which will be auctioned off following the game with partial proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There will be plenty of cool prizes and concession deals! (4 hot dogs, 4 popcorns, 4 sodas for only $25!). Game time is at 7:30PM. Come out and show your support for the Cyclones and Breast Cancer Awareness!

Saturday: First Annual Miss Cyclone Pageant. Contestants will be competing in two categories during the intermissions: swimsuit and evening gown. Come out and help us crown the first Miss Cyclone! Game time at 7:30PM.

Tickets for all games start as low as $7.50 for adults! Order in advance at the Coliseum Box Office or through!

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