By Marc Hardin
Cincinnati Enquirer Contributor
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Cyclones coach Chuck Weber said he believes it when people say everybody loves a winner.
“But you have to act like a winner,” Weber said. “And if you win, they’ll remember you.”
They acted like winners Saturday night by rallying from a three-goal deficit to defeat the South Carolina Stingrays 5-4 in overtime.
The Cyclones hope they are in the midst of a memorable run that will culminate in their first Kelly Cup championship.
The Cyclones, playing South Carolina in the best-of-seven ECHL American Conference finals series, represent the first professional sporting conference finalist in Cincinnati since themselves, when they made similar advancement in the 2002-03 ECHL playoffs.
Cincinnati staked itself to a 2-0 lead in the series as it shifts to South Carolina, where the Stingrays are unbeaten this postseason at 9-0.