The Cincinnati Cyclones used a 22-save performance from Robert Mayer to collect a 2-1 win over the Idaho Steelheads on Friday night at U.S. Bank Arena. An ECHL playoff record crowd of 13,483 was on hand for the contest. The total passes the 12,722 that witnessed the game six win for the Cyclones against Las Vegas in the 2008 Kelly Cup Final.
With the victory, the Cyclones clinch their second Kelly Cup title in three years.
Cincinnati wins this final round in the USA Collision Centers postseason, four games to one over the Steelheads.
The crowd of 13,483 was the largest of the 2010 Kelly Cup postseason, surpassing the 5,678 set Thurdsay night. It was the largest crowd in Cyclones and ECHL playoff history and the club is now averaging 4232 fans per postseason contest, third-best in the Kelly Cup playoffs.
The Cyclones have already set a team record for combined attendance between the regular season and playoffs, attracting 190,708 fans.
Rookie goaltenders Robert Mayer and Jeremy Smith were named co-winners of the Kelly Cup playoffs 'Most Valuable Player' award.