Saturday, November 16, 2002

Gerber's 39 saves leads Ducks



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Cincinnati Mighty Duck fans Diana and Stephanie Cottone.
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Alexei Smirnov, a first-round pick by Anaheim in 2000, scored two third-period goals and Martin Gerber made 39 saves to lead Cincinnati past the Hershey Bears 4-2 at the Gardens.

Rob Valicevic and Brian Gornick also scored for the Ducks, who improved to 4-1-0-0 in their last five home games.

Valicevic extended his point streak to five games.

Hershey110- 2
Mighty Ducks202- 4
First period: 1. Her, Hahl 6 (Kuleshov, Svatos), 2:13. 2. Cin, Valicevic 6 (Reirden, Brigley), 10:04 (ppg). 3. Cin, Gornick 1 (Martensson, Yarema), 18:17.

Second period: 4. Her, Clark 2 (Freer, Stephens), 19:14.

Third period: 5. Cin, Smirnov 1 (N. Smith, Popovic), 0:43. 6. Cin, Smirnov 2, 18:57 (shg).

Shots on goal: Her 11-18-12=41; Cin 16-5-8=29. Power-play opportunities: Her 1-for-7; Cin 1-for-3. Goaltenders: Her, Sauve (58:03; 29 shots, 26 saves, 1 eng; record 6-3-1); Cin, Gerber (41 shots, 39 saves; record 1-0-0). Att: 4,622. Records: Her 7-4-1-1; Cin 5-5-2-1.

ECHL CYCLONES WIN: Cincinnati defeated the Lexington Men o'War 4-2 at Rupp Arena.

Cyclones121- 4
Lexington011- 2
First Period: 1. Cin Gaucher 3 (ppg) (Henderson, Brand) 17:13.

Second period: 2. Cin, Gallace 1 (Henderson, Brand) 5:29; 3. Cin, Twordik 4 (Gaucher) 13:19; 4. Lex, Fiacconi 2 (Smyth) 19:37.

Third period: 5. Cin, Cheverie 6 (Bootland, Noga) 2:46; 6. Lex, Mark Smith 7 (Vandermeer) 8:46.

Power plays: Lex 0-for-3; Cin 1-for-4. Goaltenders: Lex, Mike Smith (2-4-2; (16 saves, 20 shots); Cin, Hewitt (5-3-1; 36 saves, 38 shots). Attendance: 2,556

COLLEGE: Clarkson coach Mark Morris, 44, was fired amid allegations that he injured a player during practice. Morris used "physical force and threatening conduct toward a Clarkson player" on Nov.2, according to a statement from university president Denny Brown.

REDHAWKS WIN: The No.13-ranked Miami RedHawks (10-3-0), led by two goals each by Derek Edwardson, Nick Jardine and Danny Stewart, defeated host Findlay 9-4 in the first meeting between the Ohio schools.

They play again at 7:35p.m. today at Goggin Arena in Oxford.




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SOCCER
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Mason Co. 49, Lloyd 21
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