ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign defeated the San Francisco Bulls, 8-1, Wednesday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Mario Lamoureux scored three times to lead the Reign to their third victory over the Bulls this week. The Bulls return home on Friday to face the Idaho Steelheads to begin a three-in-three weekend.
Ontario went on top first on Dan DaSilva’s fifth goal of the season at 6:26 of the first period. Lamoureux scored twice in the first, with 6:57 remaining and 1:39 left to put the Reign up 3-0 after one period.
In the second period, Chris Lawrence got the Bulls on the board at 1:26. Sacha Guimond and Justin Bowers assisted on the score that cut the lead to 3-1. Devin Setoguchi responded, 1:20 later, with his third goal of the season for a 4-1 game.
The Reign added four goals in the third period. C.J. Stretch, Colton Yellow Horn, Derek Couture and Lamoureux upped the lead to 8-1.
The Bulls return home for three weekend contests against the Idaho Steelheads (Friday) and the Utah Grizzlies (Saturday and Sunday). On Saturday, the first 1,000 fans 13 and over receive a Bulls Schedule T-Shirt. The puck drops at 7:15 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:15 pm on Sunday. Call up the Bulls office at 855-SF-BULLS for your tickets.
Bulletins: Chris Lawrence has five points in six games…The Bulls were out-shot 34-27…Ontario went 2-for-5 on the power play, while the Bulls went 0-for-3…J.F. Berube earned the victory and Taylor Nelson suffered the loss.
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