Ontario Reign 1 (3-6-0-0) vs. San Diego Gulls 0 (4-4-1-0)
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA
Referees: Andy Howard, Chris Pontes
Linesmen: Greg McAlpine, JM McNulty
– Puck is down for the 3rd period. ONT on PK for 38 second to start frame. 1-0 ONT
– 1st promo timeout quickly arrives. Both teams grappling for possession. 13:40 left in 3rd with ONT holding a 1-0 lead.
– Six total shots through the first 8 minutes of the first period. Brodzinski with the best chance. Dances in front of Irving. 1-0 ONT.
– Sam Herr comes in ith three quality chances. Left alone in front of Irving. Pad stop. Finds Roy pinching in at point. Another pad stop.
– In the Face: Luff blasts it into the mask of Irving. Creates rebound and skirmish. SD holds tight. ONT picking up pace.
– 9:32 left in the contest and ONT up 1-0. Reign take 3-3 shot tie in frame to 11-3 advantage in a blink.
– SD pushing back, but Reign D rising up. ONT now up in shots 41-26 and lead 1-0 with 5:07 left in contest.
– ONT’s 41 shots a new season high. Previous was 36 on 10/14 at CHI and 10/21 vs. BAK.
– Petersen with the save of the game. Rebound to left, dives head first to catch it…you guessed it…on the mask. 4:04 left in 3rd. 1-0 ONT
– 2 minute warning. SD pulls Irving for extra man. Icing call and timeout for SD.
– 2nd period is underway and we start off with another penalty. Tripping to ONT’s Kevin Gravel 11 seconds in.
– Early 2nd period SD PP closes. Drop to 0/2. 1-0 ONT with 16:31 to go.
– Hensick with golden chance to put in a rebound bast Irving. Tries to put puck against the grain of goalie slide. Holds on. 14:26 left in 2nd
– Reign have caught Gulls twice in bad changes so far. Tough passes missing for breakaways. Still 1-0 ONT with 10:50 left in 2nd period.
– Massive save by Irving keeps the Reign lead 1-0. Luff show shot off left circle. Rebound. Sutter denied rebound twice by right pad.
– Choppy 2nd period at the halfway point. No flow. Handful of icings handed to SD. 9:04 left. 1-0 ONT
– Good tip by Iverson from a Devane shot. SD counters with scrum in front of Petersen. Loses stick, but comes up with stop. 5:57 left in 2nd.
– Better period for SD. 9 shots so far. ONT with 13. 27-12 advantage with 4:47 left in 2nd. 1-0 ONT off Maillet PPG in 1st.
– Excellent shift by Paul LaDue. Blocks a shot and creates a breakaway for himself. Runs out of gas. 1-0 ONT with 2:10 left in 2nd.
– ONT Penalty: Zac Leslie knocks the net off and draws a delay of game call as SD builds momentum. 1:03 left in 2nd.
– Auger with 3 big blocks to bail out ONT defense. Period closes w/ ONT holding 1-0 lead. Gulls get 14 shots in 2nd period.
– Puck is down in San Diego. Big hits from SD. Petersen denies point blank chance seconds in.
– Crescenzi with a couple rights connects on Oleksy. SoCal rivalry alive and well. 15:06 left in 1st. 0-0
– SD Penalty: Sam Carrick whistled for high sticking. ONT go on game’s 1st power play 6:20 into 1st period. 0-0
– SD Penalty: Devan Sideroff goes off for tripping. 1:02 of 5on3 for ONT now. 12:48 to go in 1st. 0-0
– ONT Goal: Phil Maillet cashes on on 5on3 w/ tic-tac-toe setup of the right corner. 1-0 ONT. Hensick and Brodzinski with assists at 8:02.
– SD Penalty: Jordan Samuels-Thomas with a crosscheck in the corner. 3rd ONT PP coming up. 7:35 left in 1st period. 1-0 ONT
– ONT Penalty: Mersch battling with Oleksy at net front. Falls and clips Oleksy with high stick. 4on4 for 1:21 now.
– ONT dominating in shots, 11-2, with 5:34 left in 1st. 4on4 over. SD on brief 1st PP. 1-0 ONT
– SD Penalty: Too many men. Served by Kevin Roy. Comes at 15:02. Brief 4on4 and ONT goes on 4th PP. 1/3 so far. 1-0 ONT
– ONT PP comes to a close. Back to 5on5…for now… 1-0 ONT with 2:21 left in 1st.
– A penalty-filled 1st period comes to a close. 1-0 ONT. Reign 1/4 on power play with 14 shots. SD 0/1 with 3 shots.
ONT Starters: Gravel, LaDue, Hensick, Brodzinski, Mersch, Petersen
SD Starters: Pettersson, Olesky, Sabourin, Liambas, Samuels-Thomas, Irving
ONT Scratches: Falkovsky, Watson
SD Scratches: Bickel, Tropp, Kerdiles, Schultz, Hansen