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Cyclones capture Gingher Trophy with 3-2 win


The Cincinnati Cyclones defeated the Greenville Road Warriors 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals at U.S. Bank Arena. Cincinnati wins the series 4 games to 2, and advances to meet the winner of the Western Conference Finals between Alaska and Bakersfield in the 2014 Kelly Cup Finals.

The Cyclones receive the E.A. "Bud" Gingher Memorial Trophy as ECHL Eastern Conference champions.

Greenville struck first on a Ryan Hegarty tally 7:19 into the first period, but Cincinnati pulled even just over eight minutes into the second period on a Dan Eves shorthanded tally. The game remained tied until 11:21 of the third period when Jonathan Hazen put the Cyclones ahead with a power-play tally.

The Cyclones held the lead until the final minute. With goaltender Jeff Malcolm pulled for an extra attacker, Greenville forced overtime on Andrew Yogan‘s seventh goal of the postseason.

Hazen tallied the game-winner just over 13 minutes into the extra session, scoring a shorthanded tally on a shot from the right-wing side.

Cincinnati reaches the Kelly Cup Finals for the third time in team history. The Cyclones were victorious in both previous visits to the Finals, defeating Las Vegas 4 games to 2 in 2008 and Idaho 4 games to 1 in 2010.