Sunday, December 8, 2002

Cyclones win 5th straight


Ducks tie Bears; OSU sweeps MU

The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Cincinnati Cyclones, who were 4-for-6 on the power play, won their fifth consecutive ECHL game overall and their seventh straight at U.S. Bank Arena with an 8-0 thrashing of Wheeling on Saturday.

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Cyclones260- 8
First Period: 1. Cin, Noga 9 (Jozefowicz, Bootland) 7:26; 2. Cin, Gallace 7 (Gaucher, Cheverie) 11:37 (ppg).

Second period: 3. Cin, Cardarelli 9 (Gallace, Gaucher) 1:29 (ppg); 4. Cin, Cardarelli 10 (Gaucher, Brand) 2:57 (ppg); 5. Cin, Jozefowicz 4 (Twordik, Casselman) 3:14; 6. Cin, Noga 10 (Bootland) 5:15 (shg); 7. Cin Noga 11 (Casselman, Twordik) 10:04 (ppg); 8. Cin, Maser 1 (Casselman, Jozefowicz) 17:36.

Power plays: Whe 0-for-4; Cin 4-for-6. Goaltenders: Whe, Mike Valley (8-10-2 record; 10 saves, 13 shots); David Chant (20 saves, 25 shots). Cin, Greg Hewitt (9-6-1 record; 27 saves, 27 shots).

Attendance: 3,158

AHL DUCKS TIE BEARS

Travis Brigley scored the tying goal early in the second period to help the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks skate to a 2-2 tie with the host Hershey Bears Saturday night at Giant Center.

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Hershey2000-2
First period: 1. Cin, Yarema 8 (Smirnov, O'Sullivan), 1:34. 2. Her, Kuleshov 4, 2:44. 3. Her, Kuleshov 5 (Thompson, Freer), 9:58.

Second period: 4. Cin, Brigley 6 (Popovic, Belanger), 5:35.

Shots on goal: Cin 11-6-5-3=25; Hershey 4-13-12-3=32; Power-play opportunities: Cin 0-for-0; Hershey 0-for-0. Goaltenders: Cin, Damphousse (32 shots, 30 saves; record 5-3-3); Her, Budaj (25 shots, 23 saves; record 3-2-1). A: 6,702 Records: Cin 8-8-5-3; Her13-5-4-1.

OSU SWEEPS MIAMI

No.14-ranked Ohio State (10-4-1, 7-2-1 CCHA) scored a 5-3 victory over No.11 Miami (12-5-1, 7-4-1 CCHA) Saturday at Value City Arena and completed a two-game sweep in Columbus. R.J. Umberger had seven points in the two games, including a goal and two assists Saturday.




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Cyclones win 5th straight; Ducks tie Bears; OSU sweeps MU

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