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Renegades Slip Past Cyclones, 6-4

October 24, 2008 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Twin City Cyclones News Release

The Cyclones traveled to Richmond Friday night to face off against the Renegades for the SPHL's Opening Night 2009.

Twin City struck first with an unassisted goal at 15:53 by Michael Richard. However, the Renegades were able to answer with a powerplay goal from Dan Vandermeer at 16:32. The teams were knotted at one goal each at the end of the first.

The second period started off with a powerplay for the Cyclones. At 1:25, Eddie Chlanda capitalized on the man advantage with the help of Donald Melnyk and Matt Puntureri to put the Cyclones up by one. Soon after, Melnyk decided to add a goal of his own with a rifle of a slapshot past the Renegades' netminder to increase the Cyclones' lead to two. Richmond answered with a goal from Jason Price to cut Twin City's lead at 5:46. The Cyclones did not take long to light the lamp again, as another goal from Chlanda came through at 14:15. Before the end of the period, former Cyclone Clay Lewis added one for Richmond to put the score at 4-3 heading into the final stanza.

The Renegades came out firing in the third period with a goal at 1:41 from R.C. Lyke. A couple of minutes later, the 'Gades got another shot past Twin City goaltender Terry Dunbar to go up by one. Taking advantage of a powerplay, Richmond got on the board again with a goal from John Halverson at 9:42 increasing their lead by two and putting a cap on the night. Final score, 6-4 Richmond.

The Cyclones will return home for games on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's game time is set for 7:30PM and Sunday's will be 4:30PM. Don't miss out on the excitement! Tickets start as low as $7.50! For more information, contact the Cyclones at 721-1700.

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