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