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Ontario Reign  2 (1-6-0-0) vs. Cleveland Monsters  1 (3-3-1-0)
Game #7
Saturday, October 28, 2016, 10 a.m. PT
Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH
Referees: Reid Anderson, Tim Mayer
Linesmen: Bevan Mills, Zach Roberts

Box score
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3rd Period:
– Mike Mersch does not return to Ontario bench at the start of the frame. Will get update from Head Coach Mike Stothers in Postgame Video session.
– Cleveland pushing early in 3rd period. Shots from all angles. Motte misses open net. Lintuniemi levels him in open ice. Clean hit.
– CLE Penalty: Camper off for slashing with 12:22 left in 3rd period. ONT 2/5 on PP.
– Big stop by Campbell on a Tyler Motte shorthanded breakaway. Close one. 10:39 left in 3rd period. 2-1 ONT
– Cleveland crash the net of Campbell. Full snow angel save on Pendenza. Walker looks banged up. Had tough time moving around.
– Momentum continuing to build for Cleveland. ONT Paul LaDue called for tripping. PP CLE with 7:05 left in 3rd and down by one goal.
– Successful PK for the Reign.
– Final promo time out. ONT holding on to 2-1 advantage. 3:06 to go.
– Cleveland pulls the goalie with 2:00 to go

2nd Period:
– ONT Penalty: Stepan Falkovsky with cross check. 2:30 into second. 1st power play for CLE.
– Fantastic save by Campbell at the end of CLE power play. Full splits denies Hodgson. 2-0 ONT with 15:17 left in 2nd.
– CLE Penalty: Former ONT FW Miles Koules off for slashing. 5th PP for ONT. 14:25 left in 2nd. 2-0 ONT
– ONT Penalty: Sutter whistled for tripping off the face off. 4on4 for 1:21 and then CLE PP.
– Gravel and Vigneault drop the gloves after big collision in the corner. Gravel fired up. Carries over from last night after taking hit.
– CLE Goal: Motte’s shot deflects past Campbell on the brief power play. 12:33 left in 2nd. Carter Campber with tip.
– Cleveland building momentum following Camper goal. 2-0 ONT with 10:43 left in 2nd period.
– Looking at Reign bench. No Mike Mersch. Blocked shot early in game, came back to score. Still battling injury it seems.
– 2nd period quietly comes to a close. CLE gets on the scoreboard with Carter Camper. 2-1 ONT through 40 minutes.
– Goal change for Cleveland: Motte with the marker at 7:27 of second period.

1st Period:
– Puck is down. Moments in, forward Mike Mersch blocks shot and in serious pain. 18:19 to go in 1st.
– CLE Penalty: Hooking to Andre Beniot takes a seat. ONT to 1st power play. 2/5 yesterday vs. Monsters. 3:33 time of infraction
– ONT Goal: Walker drives a shot from the right point through traffic. Sutter screening Kivlenieks. 5:30 on the power play.
– CLE Penalty: Cameron Gaunce off to the box. Reign 1/1 on PP today.
– ONT Goal: Mike Mersch makes big return. 1st shift after leaving game, scores power play goal to make it 2-0 ONT with 7 min gone in 1st period.
– Walker and Mersch goals 1:07 apart. 2-0 ONT with 11:55 left in 1st period.
– Jamie DeVane and Brett Gallant drop the gloves at center ice with 10:02 to play. Heavyweight swing away and officials separate.
– CLE Penalty: John Ramage off for holding. ONT PP on fire. 2/2 so far. Lead 2-0 with 9:20 left in 1st period.
– CLE Penalty: Sutter draws a call on a fast break. Hodgson sits with 1:01 left in 1st. 2-0 ONT. Slash the call.
– Period closes. 2-0 ONT with 59 sec of power play time to start 2nd.

ONT Starters: Gravel, LaDue, Sutter, Luff, Herr, Campbell
CLE Starters: Kivlenieks, Austin, Koules, Vigneault, Thurkauf, Benoit
ONT Scratches: Leslie a scratch for Ontario along with Iverson and Zatkoff.
CLE: Scratches: Austin, Moutrey, Schroeder, Somerby

Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.