SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Former San Jose Sharks forward Devin Setoguchi returned to the Bay Area, and scored two goals in a 7-0 win for Ontario reign over the San Francisco Bulls, Saturday night at the Cow Palace in front of a crowd of 4,517. J.F. Berube pitched the shutout, stopping all nine Bulls shots.
Ontario jumped out to a one-goal lead in the first period as Jason Beeman scored on a goal assisted by Mario Lamoureux with 6:19 left in the first period. Ontario took a two-goal lead 22 seconds later as Setoguchi scored on a goal assisted by Matt Clune. The Bulls were out-shot in the first period 16-1.
The only goal in the second period came from Beeman as he scored to give Ontario a 3-0 lead. Kyle Kraemer and Lamoureux assisted on the goal with 7:57 left in the middle frame.
Ontario scored four goals in the third period which were aided by the Bulls’ multiple trips to the penalty box. C.J. Stretch, Kraemer, Setoguchi and Colton Yellow Horn all scored in the third period to seal the win for Ontario.
The Bulls head back to the road and face the Reign in Ontario on Wednesday at 7 pm.
Bulletins: Despite allowing seven goals, San Jose Sharks prospect goaltender Thomas Heemskerk stood tall for the Bulls, stopping 40 shots…Ryane Clowe once again returned to assistant coach duties behind the bench tonight…Jordan Clendenning dropped the gloves with Matt Clune in the third period in the game’s only fight…The shot clock favored Ontario 47-9.
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The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12 season, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/