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TC Cyclones Upcoming Games and Recap

December 22, 2008 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Twin City Cyclones News Release

The Twin City Cyclones have three games on the slate this week. The first stop will be in Fayetteville on Christmas Day. For Friday and Saturday, the Cyclones will return home to host the Huntsville Havoc and Columbus Cottonmouths. Both games are scheduled to start at 7:30PM.

Friday, December 26: Re-Gift Night benefiting the Salvation Army

Saturday, December 27: Winston Salem Journal Family Four Pack Night/ Post-Game Skate (Family Four Pack includes: 4 hot dogs, 4 popcorns, 4 sodas, and 4 upper-level tickets for $44)

Wednesday, December 31: New Years Eve! Join the Cyclones as they take on the Knoxville Ice Bears and for the Post-Game New Years Bash at Deac ‘N Dive! Tickets to the New Years Eve Bash are only $10. Order yours in advance!

Cyclones Blank FireAntz, 5-0

December 18, 2008 Winston-Salem, NC

For the first game of the week the Cyclones traveled to Fayetteville Thursday night in hopes of stringing together three wins in a row. Not only was Twin City victorious, but they shut out the FireAntz 5-0.

Donald Melnyk started the scoring off for the Cyclones with a powerplay goal in the first period.

Ben Manny added another in the second period, as did Michael Richard with a shorthanded goal.

It seemed to be the Ben Manny show, as he added two more goals in the third period, giving him the hat trick.

Kevin Druce recorded 31 saves.

Cyclones Fall To Ice Bears, 5-2

December 19, 2008 Winston-Salem, NC

The Cyclones had hopes of continuing their winning streak but, unfortunately, the Ice Bears were able to overcome Twin City by a score of 5-2.

Ben Manny and Matt Puntureri were responsible for the two Cyclones' goals.

Cyclones Lose in Shoot Out to Knoxville, 3-2

December 20, 2008 Winston-Salem, NC

To finish out this week's games, the Cyclones traveled to Knoxville to face off against the Ice Bears for the second time this week. Looking to get revenge from last night's loss, the Cyclones fought a hard battle, forcing a shoot out, but were unable to come away with the win.

The first period saw no scoring by either team leaving the score tied at zero heading into the second.

Michael Richard would change the tide for the Cyclones at 1:30 in the second with an unassisted goal. However, Kevin Swider answered back for the Ice Bears with a goal at 5:06 to knot the game at one. Knoxville overtook the Cyclones at 17:22 with another goal from Swider. Going into the final period, the Ice Bears were up 2-1.

Ben Manny tied the game at two on a powerplay goal which would send the teams into overtime.

After five minutes of overtime, neither team scored, which forced a shoot out.

Both Matt Puntureri and Donald Melnyk got shots past the Ice Bear's netminder, but Knoxville was able to get three past Terry Dunbar. Final score 3-2, Knoxville. The Cyclones gained one point for forcing overtime.

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