Kelly Cup playoffs down to last 4 teams: Cincy is in, yet again

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

Rob Madore made 28 saves for the Cincinnati Cyclones tonight, backstopping them to a 4-1 win over Fort Wayne that gave eliminated the Komets in six games of the ECHL Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The Cyclones thus hit the conference finals -- the Greenville Road Warriors await -- for the fifth time in the last seven seasons. That's the most finals appearances in that span -- the Alaska Aces, who open the Western Conference finals Friday against visiting Bakersfield, have made the finals four times in the last six seasons.

Cincinnati won Kelly Cups in 2010 and 2008.