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Twin City Drops Another to Columbus, 4-3

November 16, 2008 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Twin City Cyclones News Release

The Cyclones' game versus the Cottonmouths finally got underway Sunday afternoon in Columbus. Twin City went into this game greatly in need of a win.

As the first period began, Cyclone Brady Heintz was called for a slashing penalty which put Columbus on a powerplay. It did not take them long to get one past Cyclone netminder Terry Dunbar to go up 1-0 at 1:50. No other goals were scored during the period, but some excitement was generated as Mark Black dropped the gloves with Dan Leslie at 13:18. Score at the end of one, 1-0 Columbus.

Matt Puntureri got the second period off to a good start for the Cyclones with a goal at 1:28 (Paul Falco, Taylor Hustead). Soon after, Ryan Bartle and Michael George got into a skirmish at 1:50. Daryl Moor lit the lamp for the Cottonmouths at 7:03 to put them up by one again. Ryan McCarthy added another to Columbus' total at 13:18. Black and Leslie decided to give it another go with another altercation after the third Cottonmouth's goal. Allan Sirois put a stop to the Cyclones' goal drought at 17:30 with the help of Taylor Hustead and Don Melnyk to cut the Cottonmouth's lead to 3-2.

Columbus got on the board at 5:19 of the third with a powerplay goal from Andrew Dwyer to increase their lead back to two goals. Capitalizing on a powerplay opportunity of their own, Michael Richard shot one in at 12:56 (Sirois, Swartzentruber). However, Richard's goal would prove to be the last one of the game. Final score, 4-3 Columbus.

The Cyclones will travel to Richmond on Wednesday to face the Renegades before returning home for a couple of games on November 20 and 22. Tickets start at $7.50! For more information, contact the Cyclones at 721-1700.

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