Ontario Reign 3 (6-7-0-1) vs. Stockton Heat 1 (10-5-0-1)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena
Referees: Alex Garon, Jeremy Tufts
Linesmen: Jacob Fraser, Brett Martin
– Ice conditions preventing the start of the 3rd period. 3-1 ONT. Amadio with 2g. Mersch with 2a.
– Puck is dropped, but both teams struggling to play through the puddles. Campbell smothers first chance.
– ONT force chances on Gillies. Several rebounds, but no second effort. 3-1 ONT with 18:05 to go in 3rd.
– Sam Herr, who has had multiple chances tonight, sets up Phil Maillet on a 2on1 point blank look, but Gillies comes up with MONSTROUS right pad sliding stop.
– Campell smothers STK attack to bring some calm. 16:03 to go in 3rd .3-1 ONT
– ONT Penalty: Interference called to Zac Leslie off STK attack into the offensive zone. 1st PP for STK tonight. 3-1 ONT with 14:48 left in 3rd.
– Welp…some miscommunication between the refs has Leslie step out and Crescenzi jumps into the box.
– STK set the power play up and pass around the outside. Distance shot on Campbell into the glove.
– Crescenzi is out of the box. ONT hold 3-1 lead with 12:27 left in 3rd period.
– STK building momentum and chances. ONT not allowing much ground in Dzone. 3-1 ONT with 9:41 left in 3rd.
– ONT Penalty: Paul LaDue takes a slashing call at 10:49 of the 3rd. 2nd PP for STK in the game and period. ONT up 3-1
– LaDue out of the box. STK now 0/2 on PP. ONT is 0/3. 28-27 shots in favor of STK. Neither side taking control on shots/chances.
– Amadio takes the shot on a 2on1 with Sutter. Hits crossbar over blocker of Gillies. Close to claiming 1st hat trick and 2nd HT for ONT this season.
– Assist added to Auger on second Amadio goal. So now 2g for Amadio, 2a to Mersch and Auger tonight.
– 3:51 to go in 3rd. ONT sitting on 3-1 lead over STK. Keeping an eye on Amadio
– Gillies off now. ONT icing. Amadio has to stay out. 1:03 left in game. Heat takes timeout
– No HT for Amadio. Makes change. Another icing against ONT. 28.8
– That’s the game! Reign claim a 3-1 win over Stockton.
– ONT Goal: Keegan Iverson registers his first pro goal on a great puck retrieval effort. Jamie Devane with the lone assist. Goal comes 37 sec into 2nd period.
– The Crescenzi-Devane-Iverson unity creating multiple scoring chances tonight. Good combo for ONT. 2-1 with 14:55 left in 2nd period.
– Campbell makes diving save. Reaches back to deny a sure STK goal rolling. 2-1 ONT with 12:56 left in 2nd.
– STK Penalty: Colby Robak takes a seat and sends ONT on 2nd PP of game. ONT up 2-1 with 6:18 left in 2nd period.
– PP comes to a close. ONT 0/2, but lead 2-1. STK takes another penalty. Hooking to Josh Healey. 4:40 left in 2nd period.
– 3rd PP comes to a close for ONT. 0/3 now. 2-1 lead with 2:09 to go in 2nd period. ONT up in shots 21-18
– ONT Goal: Amadio finished great setup at right circle for his 2nd goal of game to make it 3-1 ONT. Comes with 6.3 seconds left in 2nd period.
– 2nd period comes a close. ONT with goals in the first and last min of the frame. Amadio with two goals so far. Mersch wish two assists.
– Puck is down in Ontario
– Amadio with the waltz around the defense, but STK’s Gillies with save in close. 0-0 with 15:29 left in 1st
– Hensick sets up Luff with one-timer. Gillies thought pass would be cut off. ONT pressuring. Shots 4-1 ONT. 0-0 w/ 14:03 left in 1st.
– STK Goal: STK cashes in on a set offensive zone faceoff play. Morgan Klimchuck makes it 1-0 at 6:36 of 1st period. Fast passing.
– ONT Goal: Mike Amadio responds quickly for the Reign, chipping a loose puck over the glove of Gillies. 1-1 with 11:55 to go in 1st.
– Just made aware of the Jack Campbell contract extension. Press release, social media, notes, blog and game summary posts being updated…brb
– Will be sure to chat with Campbell following tonight’s contest on the 2-year extension. Now…after all this typing…the Reign and Heat still sit at 1-1 with 5:21 left in 1st period.
– STK swinging the momentum late in the 1st period. 3-4 quality looks on Campbell. Now lead in shots, 9-8. 1-1 game with 3:20 left in 1st.
– STK Penaltiy: Slashing dished out to Luke Gazdic. 2:33 left in 1st. 1st PP for ONT and the game.
– 1st period comes to a close. 1-1 between ONT and STK. Shots finish 12-10 in favor of ONT. Back and forth.
Jack Campbell signs a two-year contract extension with the Kings. Announced prior to puck drop. Full Story
ONT Starters: Leslie, Lintuniemi, Iverson, Crescenzi, Devane, Campbell
STK Starters: Kylington, Shinkaruk, Robak, Lombergm, Gazdic, Glass, Gillies
— Joey Zakrzewski (@ReignInsider) November 23, 2017