Cyclones Unable to Skate Past Richmond, 5-4
For the first game of the week, the Cyclones traveled to Richmond to face off against the Renegades. Still looking to begin the ascent out of last place, the Cyclones almost achieved their goal.
Twin City struck first with a goal at 5:44 from Chris Tutalo (Melnyk, Richard). Matt Puntureri added another for the Cyclones at 14:49 (Melnyk, Wagner). But, the celebration would be short-lived as the Renegades got on the board at 15:21 and again at 19:04 to knot the game at two heading into the middle stanza.
The second period was an active one. Richmond's John Halverson got a shot past Terry Dunbar at 13:47, but Taylor Hustead answered with a powerplay goal for the Cyclones at 16:00 (Sirois, Melnyk). The momentum swung back in Richmond's favor as Ryan Busby was able to add a shorthanded goal at 16:32 to give the Renegades the lead again. Hustead replied with yet another powerplay goal at 17:51 to finish out the period and tie the game at four.
The final period was almost the opposite of the second with only one goal being scored. Jason Price was able to get one more goal for the Renegades to give them the 5-4 victory.
The Cyclones will be back at home tomorrow night for Thirsty Thursday. Come out and enjoy the beverage specials as the Cyclones welcome the Huntsville Havoc. Game time is at 7:30PM.
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