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Playoff Bound Cyclones Home Both Thursday and Friday Night

March 8, 2006 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Twin City Cyclones News Release

The Pee Dee Cyclones clinched a spot in the upcoming SPHL hockey playoffs as a result of the Jacksonville Barracudas losing to Fayetteville 9-0 on Tuesday night. The playoff bound Cyclones return to the Florence Civic Center for their final two regular season home games this Thursday & Friday night, March 9th & 10th at 7:35PM each night.

Upcoming games & promotions:

Thursday, March 9th vs. Columbus Cottonmouths (7:35PM @ Florence Civic Center). The seventh meeting of the year with Columbus. The Cottonmouths lead the season series 4-1-1 winning the last meeting in Columbus 7-2 back on February 28th. 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, March 10th vs. Florida Seals (7:35PM @ Florence Civic Center). Florida leads the season series 5-0-2. Five of the seven games have been one goal games with all five of the games being determined in overtime. Promotion: "Fan Appreciation Night" with lots of free items being given away to the fans during the game.

Cyclones and the SPHL Playoffs

If the SPHL regular season ended today, the Cyclones would be in sixth place and would play the first place Knoxville Ice Bears in a best of five series that would start during the week of March 20th. According to reports in the February 9th edition of the Knoxville News-Sentinel, due to an arena conflict with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Knoxville will not have home ice availability for the first week of the SPHL playoffs. Games #1 & #2 of the series will be played at the Florence Civic Center and those dates would be Friday & Saturday, March 24th & 25th. These dates can be firmed once Knoxville clinches first place which they can do this weekend.

Cyclones Tickets Notes:

*Both Cyclones Playoff Tickets & 2006-07 Season Tickets are on sale everyday at the Cyclones office located on the lower level of the Florence Civic Center and will be on sale at both games this weekend at the Cyclones Customer Service Table on the main concourse.

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

The Pee Dee Cyclones website is www.peedeecyclones.com

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