Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Cyclones 3, Detroit 2
7th straight win; 14th straight over Vipers
The Cincinnati Cyclones jumped to a 3-0 lead and survived a Detroit comeback to win 3-2 Tuesday at Firstar Center.
The Cyclones earned their 14th consecutive IHL victory over the Vipers.
Tonight they (the Vipers) played a lot harder than they did Saturday night in their building, said defenseman Len Esau, who paced the Cyclones with a pair of assists. Sticks were up all over the ice. I'm glad we hung on and got the win.
After going 9-11-2 in their first 22 games, the Cyclones have gone 15-2-1 in their last 18 games, a span that includes a current seven-game winning streak.
Detroit ....... 0 2 02
Cyclones ....... 2 1 03
First Period: 1. Cin, Tselios 2 (Esau, Cole) 11:58; 2. Cin, Ustorf 10 (Koehler, Esau) 19:20.
Second Period: 2. Cin, McCarthy 4 (Ritchie) 1:50; 4. Det, Afanasenkov 10 (Ekman, Cibak); 5. Ziegler 6 (unassisted) 12:14, pp.
Third Period: No scoring.
Shots: Det 34, Cin 31. Saves: Hoople (Det) 28, Pelletier (Cin) 32.
UMass 75, Xavier 64
SULLIVAN: Outmuscled, outshot, out of streaks
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Mack hopes for reduced jail term
Reds sign Stinnett, Guerrero for depth
Marge Schott released from hospital