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Cyclones starting line-up makes history

Saturday, March 30th
Cyclones starting line-up makes history

The Cincinnati Cyclones started five Black players in Saturday's game against Wheeling, becoming the first team in professional hockey history to start a forward and defensive unit comprised of all Black players.

Landon Cato, Elijah Gonsalves, Jalen Smereck, Kyle Bollers and Josh Burnside all started the game for Cyclones' head coach Jason Payne, one of two Black head coaches in the ECHL, along with Kalamazoo's Joel Martin.

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