The Greenville Road Warriors took on the Cincinnati Cyclones in game 4 of their ECHL Conference Final Series. Here is Andy Zilch Media Relations Manager of the Greenville Road Warriors report:
The Road Warriors defeated Cincinnati 3-2 in overtime
Saturday night after making another third period comeback completed by Sean
Berkstresser in overtime.
Wade Megan gave Cincinnati the early lead 1:34 into the
first period after tipping in a shot from Josh McFadden past Jeff Malcolm. The Road Warriors were
outshot 12-10 and were unable to score on Rob Madore. The period ended with
Greenville trailing 1-0.
The second period remained scoreless with neither goaltender
giving up a goal. The Road Warriors outshot the Cyclones 14-8 and had a power
play opportunity that they were unable to capitalize on. Cincinnati has five
powerplays by the close of the second period that they could not score on. The
period ended with Greenville still trailing 1-0.
Josh Nicholls tied
the game at 1-1 just 6:51 into the third period when he scored on the rebound
off a shot by Andrew Yogan. With
5:27 left in the period, Byron Froese regained the Cyclones lead when he
chipped a shot over the glove of Malcolm. With 1:44 left, The Road Warriors
created more last minute magic. Jordie Johnston scored off a centering pass
from Yogan to tie the game at two
and force overtime for the second game in a row. When overtime began, Devon
Krogh was called on an interference penalty to put Cincinnati down a man. Brian
Nugent was also called on a delay of game penalty to give the Road Warriors a
5-on-3 power play. Sean Berkstresser scored 3:38 in overtime to win the game
3-2 and even the series at 2-2. Malcolm stopped 27 shots for his third win of the postseason.
How the Prospects did:
Kyle Jean (2012 UFA) had a secondary assist on Greenville’s
first goal for his 4th assist of the playoffs and his 10th point. A +1 on 3 shots with a minor penalty for holding.
Samuel Noreau (2011 5th) was scoreless on 0 shots
while “even” for the game
Andrew Yogan (2010 4th) had the primary assists on both
regulation goals by Greenville. His 6-10-16 leads the Road Warriors and is 3rd overall in ECHL playoff scoring. Yogan was a +1 on 6 shots and took 2 minors
(holding and high-sticking)
Michael St. Croix (2011 4th) was scoreless on 0
shots and a +1. St. Croix’s 4-9-13 is 8th in the ECHL playoff
Josh Nicholls (2012 UFA) scored his 6th goal of
the playoffs on 6 shots and was “even”. Nicholls is 6th in ECHL
Jeff Malcom (2013 UFA) was named the game’s 3rd star after stopping 27 out of 29 shots. Earned his 3rd win of the
playoffs (3-1-1) and has a 2.84 goals against with a 0.905 save percentage.
Jason Missiaen (2011 UFA) is out with an undisclosed injury
with no details as to his status other than he did not even dress as the backup