March 18: Reign 5, Rampage 3 + postgame notes/video

Ontario Reign 5, San Antonio Rampage 3

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Box Score

SOG: ONT – 33; SA – 23
PP: ONT – 2/4; SA – 0/3

First Period
1) SA – Sam Henley (5) (Mikko Rantanen), 1:41
2) SA – Borna Rendulic (12) (Andrew Agozzino, Mason Geertsen), 13:00

Second Period
3) ONT PPG – Justin Auger (14) (Kris Newbury, Jonny Brodzinski), 8:03
4) ONT – Brett Sutter (6) (Jonny Brodzinski, Kurtis MacDermid), 18:40

Third Period
5) ONT PPG – Jonny Brodzinski (11) (Nick Ebert, Kris Newbury), 3:53
6) ONT – Brett Sutter (7) (Nic Dowd, Justin Auger), 5:38
7) ONT – Sean Backman (19) (Michael Mersch, Nic Dowd), 6:59
8) SA – Reid Petryk (14) (unassisted), 12:55

Ontario Reign (36-14-4-1, .700 win %) vs. San Antonio Rampage (24-32-8-0, .438)
Friday, March 18, 2016, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Referees: #18 Michael Mullen, #8 Ryan Hersey
Linesmen: #98 John Grandt, #89 Caleb Andrade
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ONT starters: G Peter Budaj, D Derek Forbort, D Kevin Raine, LW Michael Mersch, C Nic Dowd, RW Sean Backman
ONT scratches: D Zach Leslie, F Matt Leitner, D Vincent LoVerde, F Paul Bissonnette

SA starters: G Roman Will, D Maxim Noreau, D Brandon Gormley, LW Andrew Agozzino, C Joey Hishon, RW Borna Rendulic
SA scratches: F Ben Street, F Troy Bourke, D Duncan Siemens, F Nick Drazenovic, F Michael Schumacher, F Taylor Beck, F Daniel Maggio


–The Rampage opened the scoring just under two minutes in as all the Reign’s players got caught above the circles on a Sam Henley deflection. Video courtesy of Sheng Peng:

–Brett Sutter earned a fighting major, an instigator penalty and a 10-minute instigator misconduct when he came to the defense of Adrian Kempe, who was leveled by Mat Clark at 7:50 into the first period.

–San Antonio’s second goal resulted in a sleepy Reign defense allowing Borna Rendulic to get behind them.

–The Reign couldn’t convert on a 5-on-3 in the second period, but Justin Auger cashed in 5-on-4, battling in front to get positioning, eventually getting two whacks on a rebound of a Kris Newbury point shot for his 14th goal of the season:

–Sutter grabs a blocked Jonny Brodzinski shot and goes upstairs on Roman Will to make it 2-2 late in the second period:

–The Reign scored three third period goals in a 3:06 span, starting with Brodzinski’s power play marker:

–That was followed by Sutter’s second of the game and then a blast by Sean Backman:

–Sutter had his first goals on home ice and his first multi-goal game with the Reign.

–Defenseman and team captain Vincent LoVerde missed his first game of the season due a neck/throat injury suffered Wednesday against San Jose. Nic Dowd, Auger and Backman are now the only players to play in all 56 games.

–Brodzinski recorded his third multi-point game of the season and second three-point game.

–The Reign improved to 6-9-3-0 when trailing after the first period.

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