Thursday, March 28, 2002

Cyclones win streak at five

Enquirer staff and news services

        Cincinnati defeated Johnstown 6-4 for its fifth straight win.

        Curtis Huppe had two goals and two assists for the Cyclones, who have a three-point lead over Wheeling for the league's final playoff spot.
        Johnstown ....... 2  1  1—4
       Cincinnati ....... 1  3  2—6

First period: 1. J, Spence (Stayzer, Rodrigues) 3:30; 2. J, Carlson (u/a) 7:01; 3. C, Baird (Henderson, Huppe) 15:12.

        Second period: 4. C, Huppe (Biggs, Jozefowicz) 3:38; 5. C, Egeland (u/a) 8:31; 6. J, Sutter (Schneider) 10:11; 7. C, Huppe (Molina, Jozefowicz) 18:00.

        Third period: 8. C, Egeland (Bootland) 4:09; 9. J, Roy (PPG) (Carlson, Sandrock) 17:22; 10. C, Baird (ENG) (Biggs, Huppe) 18:53.

        Goalies: Cin. Westlund (27 saves), John. Sabourin (30). Power plays: Cin. 0-1, John. 1-3. A—1,562

        • Forward Kris Cantu has been suspended by the team for the remainder of the season. Cantu, who was acquired from South Carolina in February, left the team for personal reasons.

        • Forward Matt Noga, who has missed five games because of a groin injury, has been activated from the injured reserve list.


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