Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Clones will play Toledo



The Enquirer and wire reports

Cincinnati plays the Toledo Storm in the ECHL Northwest Division best-of-5 finals. The series pits the league's top regular-season team in Toledo (47-15-10, 104 points) against the upstart Cyclones (36-29-7, 79).

Cincinnati eliminated Peoria in the first round 3-1 after Sunday's 4-3 double-overtime victory. Toledo swept Lexington 3-0.

Cincinnati and Toledo met 10 times during the season, with the Storm holding a 7-2-1 advantage.

Game 1 is 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Toledo Sports Arena. Game 2 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Toledo Sports Arena. Games 3 and 4, if necessary, will be at U.S. Bank Arena on April 15 and 16 at 7:05 p.m. Game 5, if necessary, would be April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Toledo. Playoff tickets are $19.50, $17.50, and $11.50.

For more information, call (513) 421-7825 ext. 144.

ECHL Playoffs

DIVISION SEMIFINALS

(Best-of-5)

Northeast Division

Trenton vs. Atlantic City

Wednesday, April 2

Atlantic City 4, Trenton 3

Friday, April 4

Atlantic City 4, Trenton 0, Atlantic City leads series 2-0

Monday, April 7

Atlantic City 7, Trenton 3, Atlantic City wins series 3-0

Roanoke vs. Greensboro

Thursday, April 3

Greensboro 7, Roanoke 2

Friday, April 4

Roanoke 3, Greensboro 1

Saturday, April 5

Greensboro 3, Roanoke 2, Greensboro leads series 2-1

Tuesday, April 8

Greensboro at Roanoke, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, April 10

Roanoke at Greensboro, 7 p.m., if necessary

Northwest Division

Lexington vs. Toledo

Wednesday, April 2

Toledo 9, Lexington 1

Friday, April 4

Toledo 3, Lexington 0

Saturday, April 5

Toledo 5, Lexington 1, Toledo wins series 3-0

Cincinnati vs. Peoria

Tuesday, April 1

Cincinnati 4, Peoria 3

Wednesday, April 2

Peoria 2, Cincinnati 1, OT

Saturday, April 5

Cincinnati 1, Peoria 0, OT

Sunday, April 6

Cincinnati 4, Peoria 3, 2OT, Cincinnati wins series 3-1

Southeast Division

Pee Dee vs. South Carolina

Wednesday, April 2

Pee Dee 3, South Carolina 0

Friday, April 4

South Carolina 7, Pee Dee 1 Saturday, April 5

Pee Dee 4, South Carolina 3, Pee Dee leads series 2-1

Monday, April 7

Pee Dee 4, South Carolina 3, OT, Pee Dee wins series 3-1

Columbia vs. Greenvile

Wednesday, April 2

Columbia 6, Greenville 2

Friday, April 4

Columbia 6, Greenville 4, Columbia leads series 2-0

Monday, April 7

Columbia 6, Greenville 4, Columbia wins series 3-0

Southwest Division

Arkansas vs. Louisiana

Wednesday, April 2

Louisiana 2, Arkansas 0

Thursday, April 3

Louisiana 2, Arkansas 1

Saturday, April 5

Louisiana 3, Arkansas 1, Louisiana wins series 3-0

Mississippi vs. Pensacola

Wednesday, April 2

Mississippi 5, Pensacola 1

Friday, April 4

Mississippi 5, Pensacola 1

Saturday, April 5

Mississippi 5, Pensacola 1, Mississippi wins series 3-0

DIVISION FINALS

Best-of-Five

Northwest Division

Cincinnati vs. Toledo

Friday, April 11

Cincinnati at Toledo, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

Cincinnati at Toledo, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15

Toledo at Cincinnati, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Toledo at Cincinnati, 7:05 p.m., if necessary

Saturday, April 19

Cincinnati at Toledo, 7:30 p.m., if necessary




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