Cincinnati’s friendly minor league hockey team is once again in the Kelly Cup finals and will host games 4 through 6 of a best-of-seven series against the Alaska Aces starting this weekend. The Cyclones won the league championship in 2008 and 2010, but they’ll need to win both weekend home games for a chance to hoist the cup at U.S. Bank Arena on Monday. The ’Clones dropped two of three to the Aces in Alaska, meaning they’ll play at least two games in Cincinnati Friday and Saturday. Fun fact: The Cyclones are actually the only pro hockey team in North America to increase ticket sales every year for the past eight years.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday (if necessary). $20-$36.50. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown. 513-421-4111, cycloneshockey.com.