Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Cyclones lose shootout



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The Wheeling Nailers snapped the three-game winning streak of the Cincinnati Cyclones with a 6-5 shootout win on Tuesday at U.S. Bank Arena.

Wheeling built a 4-2 lead after two periods, but the Cyclones rallied with three third-period goals to tie the score at 5-5 and force overtime.

The Cyclones close the home portion of the 2002-03 regular-season schedule against the Dayton Bombers at 7:05 p.m. today.

Wheeling1310(1)-6
Cyclones0230(0)-5

First period: 1. Whe, Smith 6 (Elich, Major) ppg, 10:42.

Second period: 2. Cin, Rodberg 2 (Brand, Norrie) 3:10; 3. Whe, Ouellet 19 (Mihaly, Smith) 12:41; 4. Whe, Major 17 (Larocque, Elich) 13:53; 5. Cin, Bootland 18 (Noga) 15:28; 6. Whe, Konopka 21 (Mihaly, Ouellet) 18:10.

Third period: 7. Cin, Labenski 13 (Noga, Bootland ) ppg, 4:46; 8. Cin, Cardarelli 32 (Norrie, Cannon) 11:36; 9. Whe, Crampton 12 (Mihaly, Konopka) 12:15; 10. Cin, Cardarelli 33 (Brand, Strand) 18:07.

Overtime: None.

Shootout: Whe, Elich (GWG)

Power plays Whe 1-for-3; Cin 1-for-4. Goaltenders: Whe, Tyler MacKay (11-12-0 record; 40 saves, 45 shots); Cin, Peter Hamerlik (1-0-1; 19-24).

Attendance: 1,225.




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