Photo credit to San Jose Barracuda Twitter. Defenseman Billy Constantinou makes his debut for the Barracuda against the Ontario Reign.
By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)
After a win on Sunday the Barracuda followed it up with a loss on the road to the Ontario Reign by a final of 5-1.
The starting goalie for the Reign would be Pheonix Copley and for the Barracuda Eetu Makiniemi.
The game started off with a power play opportunity for the Barracuda as Jordan Spence headed to the box for delay of game. San Jose whiffed on the opportunity with Danil Guschin getting the lone shot.
Not too long after the Barracuda had their power play the Reign got one as well on a high sticking penalty by William Eklund.
On their chance the Reign capitalized with Samuel Fagemo getting his fifth goal of the season. Quinton Byfield and Jordan Spence both got assists on the play.
The momentum continued in favor of Ontario as Tobias Bjornfot buried one to get his second goal of the season. The assists on the play went to both Martin Chromiak and Samuel Helenius.
Barely two minutes later the Reign saw fit to tack onto the lead as Tobie Bisson got his first goal of the season. Cameron Gaunce and Nate Thompson both were credited with assists on the play.
The score at the end of the period finished at 3-0 with the shots also favoring the Reign at 16-5.
Unlike the first period the first big play of the period would be a goal for the Reign this time coming from Tyler Madden with his fifth goal of the season. The assists both going to Byfield and Alex Turcotte.
It would take a while for another goal to happen but it came again from the Reign this time Spence scored getting his first goal of the season. Byfield and Turcotte once again both got the assists on the goal.
With the score at 5-0 the Barracuda looked pretty much out of it with time dwindling in the second period.
However on the power play San Jose finally got one back as Tristen Robins would rip one in from the top of the right circle. Andrew Agozzino and Scott Harrington got the assists on the goal.
At the end of the period the shots finished still in favor of the Reign 26-14.
Only 1:25 into the first period San Jose would take a penalty as Artemi Kniazev got a penalty for tripping.
That penalty would be killed off as well as a collective five other penalties would be called. Four against the Barracuda and two penalties against the Reign.
At the end of the day there would be no scoring in the period with the final score coming in at 5-1.
The three stars would end up being Byfield, Spence, and Turcotte.
The Barracuda’s next game will be on the road against the Henderson Silver Knights on Friday at 1:00 p.m.