Eight Points Divide Top Five Teams In North

Posting a pair of wins against Johnstown and a win against Toledo, Cincinnati improved to 27-18-4 and leads the North Division with 58 points.

Trenton is second with 53 points (24-20-5) followed by Dayton with 52 points (24-17-4), Toledo with 51 points (25-21-1) and Reading with 50 points (22-24-6).

The Cyclones play at Reading on Wednesday and at Trenton on Friday and Saturday. Cincinnati has won the last two games at Reading and is 3-1-0 on the road and 5-2-1 overall against the Royals, who are 22-24-6. Trenton won the last meeting 6-5 in overtime at Cincinnati and leads the season series with the Cyclones 3-1-0, including 1-0-0 at home.

Trenton plays at Dayton on Tuesday before hosting Cincinnati on Friday and Saturday and Wheeling on Sunday. The Titans are 2-0-0 on the road and 4-2-2 overall against the Bombers and 4-2-1 overall and 3-1-0 at home against the Nailers, who have won two of the last three games against Trenton.

Toledo heads south where it will visit Charlotte on Thursday and Augusta on Friday while Dayton hosts Trenton on Tuesday before visiting Reading on Friday and Saturday. The Bombers are 1-0-0 on the road and 3-1-0 overall against the Royals this season.

Johnstown is in sixth place with 49 points after going 6-2-1 in its last nine games to even its record at 22-22-5. The Chiefs play at Wheeling on Friday and Saturday. Johnstown won the last meeting 5-2 at home on Feb. 10 to improve to 5-3-0 against the Nailers, who are 2-1-0 at home this season against the Chiefs.