Cyclones Report: Eastern Conference Champions

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The Cincinnati Cyclones are officially heading to the 2014 ECHL Kelly Cup Finals. Last night they won Game 6 in overtime to eliminate the Greenville Road Warriors to become the ECHL Eastern Conference Champions.

The final scoreline was 3-2 and all goals by the Cyclones came from special teams: shorthanded goal by Dan Eves, power-play goal from Jonathan Hazen, and the overtime game-winner was scored shorthanded by Hazen.

So, who will the Cyclones be facing in the Kelly Cup Finals? The team that finished the regular season off with the best record in the ECHL, the Alaska Aces. Talk about a doozy of a travel schedule on top of what should be a grueling series. The 2014 Kelly Cup Finals officially begin on Friday in Alaska. You can find the full schedule for that series right here.

To end with one last smile on your face moment – remember that Magnus Hellberg guy? Me too, and it has been a very tough season for him in regards to results and injuries. Still, for those that have had the chance to know and talk to him, he is an incredibly positive person. You would think that after the season he has had, finishing it on the bench watching Rob Madore in the ECHL start in net, he wouldn’t be. He posted this photo to Twitter after last night’s game:

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Class. And it must be said. I think Zach Budish doesn’t have the biggest head in Cincinnati – unless it’s just some sort of a distance thing in the photo.

2 thoughts on “Cyclones Report: Eastern Conference Champions”

  1. Congrats to the Cyclones. Alaska is going to be a tough battle, though.

    Hypothetically, if the Cyclones win the Kelly Cup, how weird do you think it would feel to be part of the cup winning team and not have played a single second of the playoffs? Unless Madore has a horrendous night or gets injured, that could happen with Hellberg.

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