Former Twin City Cyclones hockey player known for fighting skills arrested for NC murder

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man wanted in connection with a North Carolina murder has been arrested at a hotel in Colorado Springs.

Police said 32-year-old Bogdan Rudenko surrendered peacefully Friday at a Howard Johnson’s hotel after several hours of negotiations.

He is suspected in a Dec. 20 slaying in Stallings, N.C.

Stallings police chief Larke Plyler told The Gazette of Colorado Springs that a motive hasn’t been established.

Rudenko is the minor league hockey player who played for the now-defunct Twin City Cyclones in Winston-Salem, N.C. in the 2008-09 season. The hockey player was known for his fighting skills.