If the Cincinnati Cyclones had a motto, it would be “Community First.” The
professional minor league hockey team has earned plenty of bragging
rights, from its two recent Kelly Cup championships to the fact that the
team has made the playoffs every season except three since its
inception in 1990.
Those of us looking for progress from the Reds came through the first week of the season with mixed feelings. But it ended nicely, as if a momentary crisis were averted. Meanwhile, the NCAA hockey championship game ended in a bitter disaster for Miami, as the RedHawks' apparent title went up in two goals worth of smoke with one minute left against Boston University.