The Cincinnati Cyclones defeated the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 Wednesday night to capture the series and advance to the American Conference Finals for the third straight season.
The #5 seed Cyclones will face the #7 Reading Royals for a chance to play for their 2nd Kelly Cup. Reading is coming off of a sweep of Florida and have not lost a game in their playoff run (7-0-2). Cincinnati went 2-1 against Reading in the regular season. The series will begin this Friday at US Bank Arena.