The Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL hockey team paid homage to Kings Island's iconic Beast roller coaster Friday night, becoming the Cincinnati Beast for one night and skating to a 4-1 triumph over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at Heritage Bank Center.
Cody Milan scored two goals and Matt Spencer and Ben Johnson added single tallies for the Beast, who improved to 34-16-7-1 on the season and lead the Central Division by five points over second-place Toledo.
Michael Houser made 16 saves in the win for Cincinnati, which auctioned off its Beast-themed jerseys after the game for charity.
Since 1979, The Beast has unleashed its awesome power on the unsuspecting as it sprawls across 35 acres of wooded terrain. When the ride debuted April 14, 1979, it was acclaimed America’s ultimate roller coaster. It broke all existing records as the longest and fastest ride in the world. It is still listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest wooden roller coaster at 7,359 feet.
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