ONTARIO SNAPS SAN ANTONIO’S SIX-GAME POINT STREAK IN 3-2 DECISION
Defenseman Eric Gelinas Records Assist in 350th Professional Game
ONTARIO, Calif. (March 24, 2017) – Three second-period goals lifted the Ontario Reign (31-18-10-0) over the San Antonio Rampage (25-33-5-2) 3-2 on Friday evening at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
After a scoreless first period, Ontario opened the scoring early in the second when Michael Mersch finished a loose rebound in front of Rampage netminder Joe Cannata at 2:27. Quinton Shore extended the Reign lead to two nearly 10 minutes later when he netted his first of the season 11:47 into the frame. Mersch gave Ontario a 3-0 lead after capitalizing on a shorthanded breakaway, blasting the puck from the point and past Cannata at 16:08. The Rampage evaded a shutout when Felix Girard tipped in a shot from Eric Gelinas on the power play 17:08 in the second.
Despite a second Rampage power-play goal midway in the third from Rocco Grimaldi 10:01 into the period, the Rampage were unable to net a game-tying goal to send the game into additional minutes.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Bourke – O'Brien – Petryk Bigras – Clark Cannata
Elson – Smith – Grimaldi Boikov – Siemens Martin
Ranford – Girard – Bourque Geertsen – Gelinas
Greer – Belzile – St. Amant
San Antonio concludes this season’s series against the Ontario Reign on Saturday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 8 p.m. CT. All Rampage games can be heard on Ticket 760 and SARampage.com. Individual and season tickets are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at SARampage.com. The 2016-17 season is presented by Wells Fargo.
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