ONTARIO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls (10-15-1-2) were shut out 7-0 by the Ontario Reign (17-6-1-0), Friday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Chris Carrozzi pitched his second shutout of the season, stopping 21 Bulls shots. Derek Couture registered three goals and an assist in the win.
Following a scoreless first period, longtime NHL defenseman Paul Mara scored his first career ECHL goal at 3:49 of the second period on the power play for a 1-0 Reign lead. Kyle Kraemer and Dan DaSilva scored 31 seconds apart with 6:49 and 6:18 left in the second period to put Ontario up 3-0. Couture scored his first of three, on a power-play goal with 90 seconds left in the second period for a 4-0 Reign advantage.
In the third period, Ontario went up 5-0 on Jason Beeman’s goal at 2:24. Couture completed his hat trick with a pair of power-play goals with 7:57 gone by and 5:59 remaining in the third period for a 7-0 Ontario final.
The Bulls return to action tomorrow to take on the Condors in Bakersfield at 7 pm. On Monday, the Bulls host the Stockton Thunder at HP Pavilion at San Jose at 7:30 pm. Catch both games on KNBR.com and Americaonesports.com.
Bulletins: The Bulls snapped their 10-game streak of scoring a power-play goal…Dean Ouellet had his five-game point streak snapped…The Bulls were shut out for the second time this season—both against Ontario.
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About the ECHL
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/