Bootland Scores 2 Goals,
Cincinnati Wins 4-3

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (Ticker) — Nick Bootland scored a pair of goals to lead the Cincinnati Cyclones past the AtlanticCity Boardwalk Bullies, 4-3 and tie the best-of-seven NorthernConference Semifinals at three games apiece. Bootland, who leadsthe league in playoff scoring with 17 points, scored anunassisted goal to supply Cincinnati with a 3-2 lead and thenscored the eventual game-winning goal at the 6:26 mark of thefinal stanza. Bootland has five goals and an assist in his lastthree postseason contests. Mike Casselman and Ryan Gaucher eachfinished with a goal and an assist for the Cyclones, who havecomeback from a 3-0 deficit to win the last three games andforce a game seven on Saturday in Atlantic City. Peter Hamerlikmade 29 stops in the game, including 23 in the first twoperiods, to earn the win. Jade Galbraith and Jim Henkel eachscored a goal and added an assist for the Boardwalk Bullies, wholost in the Conference Semifinals last year. Scott Stirlingmade 12 saves in the loss and Matt Yeats, who started the game,stopped 10 of 13 shots.

DATE – 05/02/03

Cincinnati ( 4) AT Atlantic City ( 3)

SCORE BY PERIODS
Cincinnati 2 1 1–4
Atlantic City 1 1 1–3

FIRST PERIOD — Scoring: 1, Cincinnati-Gaucher 2 (Twordik) 3:01. 2, Atlantic City-Colley 8 (power play) (Furey; Curtin) 4:32. 3, Cincinnati-Casselman 3 (power play) (Gaucher) 16:35. Penalties: Cannon, CIN (Delay of game), 4:25. Labenski, CIN (Tripping), 6:43. Henkel, ATC (Tripping), 15:43. Metcalf, ATC (Roughing), 17:39. Maltby, ATC (Unsportsmanlike Cond), 19:12. Labenski, CIN (Hooking), 19:12.

SECOND PERIOD — Scoring: 4, Cincinnati-Bootland 9 (unassisted) 12:49. 5, Atlantic City-Henkel 2 (Caudron; Galbraith) 14:42. Penalties: Rodberg, CIN (Hooking), 5:55. Gallace, CIN (High sticking), 16:28.

THIRD PERIOD — Scoring: 6, Cincinnati-Bootland 10 (game winner) (Casselman) 6:26. 7, Atlantic City-Galbraith 2 (Henkel; Nicholishen) 7:57. Penalties: Colley, ATC (Charging), 1:49. Stirling, ATC served by Munn (Delay of game), 11:32. Rodberg, CIN (Hooking), 18:09.

SHOTS ON GOAL
Cincinnati 9 4 13–26
Atlantic City 11 14 7–32

Power Play Conversions: Cincinnati – 1 of 4, Atlantic City – 1 of 5.
Goalies: Cincinnati-Hamerlik (32 shots, 29 saves; record: 3-0-0). Atlantic City-Yeats (13 shots, 10 saves); Stirling (13 shots, 12 saves; record: 3-3-0).
A: 2612. Referee: Pellerin. Linesmen: Unknown.