Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Tristen Robins shoots on goaltender Cal Petersen.
By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)
San Jose went to battle against Ontario on the road and had a rough game defensively losing by a final of 6-1.
For the Barracuda Strauss Mann got the start while Matthew Villalta started for the Reign.
Goal scoring in this game took a minute to get going but Jordan Spence got the opening goal at the 9:50 mark for the Reign making it 1-0.
Scott Reedy took an interference penalty at the 11:13 mark giving Ontario a chance to expand their lead.
On the power play they did just that as Alan Quine scored netting his sixth goal of the season and extending their lead to two.
At the end of the first the shots favored Ontario at 13-7.
The second period was a lot quieter than the first as there was no scoring between the two teams.
The shots at the end of the second favored San Jose now at 25-20.
Scoring in the third came a lot quicker as just 2:42 in Jeffrey Viel scored shorthanded on a rebound cutting Ontario’s lead in half.
The Reign dug deep though and found a response as Samuel Fagemo scored his 17th goal of the season to make the lead two again.
Feeling the momentum Jacob Moverare scored his fourth goal of his campaign making the score now 4-1.
San Jose pulled their goalie to try and come back but Tyler Madden scored on the empty net to put it away.
Thomas Bordeleau took a penalty for high-sticking after the goal and once again Ontario punished San Jose with a goal. This time Kim Nousiainen scored his second goal of the season putting their lead up to 6-1.
The three stars of the game were 1st: Matthew Villalta 2nd: Jacob Moverare 3rd: Martin Chromiak
The Barracuda’s next game will be against Coachella Valley on Monday at 7 p.m. on the road.