The Twin City Thunder earned their second win against the Northern Cyclones in three days.

Behind Roman Wainwright’s two goals, the Thunder defeated the Cyclones 4-1 in a USPHL NCDC New England Division game at Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn on Saturday night.

“We are trying to get into playoff position and we knew he had to win against those guys, and it puts us two points behind them,” Thunder coach Dan Hodge said. “We have 13 wins now, and I hope it’s a sign of good things.”

The Thunder (13-22-2, 28 points) are two points back of the Cyclones (11-19-8, 30 points) for the fifth and final playoff spot in the New England Division.

Goalie Jeffrey Kreidler made 50 saves in the win.

The Thunder put 47 shots on goal.


“We are getting shots and rebounds and we are getting more opportunities on net,” Hodge said. “We are trying to get shots on net and we are trying to get them on the shot count. I think we had 48 tonight. The last five or six games, we have been close to 50.”

Edvin Robertsson got the Thunder’s legs going with the opening goal midway through the first period. Cole Roenick started the play.

“Roenick made a great play, winning the puck battle and Edvin picked up the loose puck and fired it,” Hodge said.

Jack MacDonald doubled Twin City’s lead in the second period.

Wainwright scored both of his goals in the third period. His first one beat Cyclones goalie Logan Abric early in the stanza and his second was an empty-net goal.

“Our whole bench was leaning over and watching it,” Hodge said of the empty-netter. “It rolled left, right, left, right into the net. It was a seeing-eye goal, as they would say.”

Brayden Grange broke Kreidler’s shutout bid with under three minutes to play.

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