Photo Gallery: Kyle Clifford’s first game with Ontario

Game recap provided via team press release…

DALY CITY, Calif. – The Ontario Reign (11-5-0-0), defending Pacific Division Champions and proud affiliate of the NHL’s 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, had their seven-game winning streak stopped short on Friday night by the San Francisco Bulls (7-10-0-2) in a surprising 5-1 defeat.

Starting off, the Reign gave up a power-play goal just seconds after David Starenky got the gate for hooking. Marek Viedensky scored his first goal of the night at 7:48 with helpers from Justin Bowers and Sacha Guimond. At 12:12 CJ Stretch picked up the puck in the neutral zone and skated it in toward Thomas Heemskerk. Stretch’s deke caught Heemskerk off balance and Derek Couture was able to bury the puck into the Bulls net for a power-play goal to extend his point streak to four games. With 3:04 left in the first frame, the Reign trailed again as Alex Tuckerman netted another for the Bulls; Viedensky earned his second point of the night with a matching assist with Peter Sivak.

The Reign’s offense picked up the pace in the second period doubling the Bulls shots on goal 18-9 but they couldn’t get past Heemskerk’s glove. Viedensky scored his second goal for the Bulls about halfway through the second frame putting his team ahead 3-1. Sivak made the most of San Francisco’s second man-advantage of the game earning his third point one minute into their power-play.

Ontario couldn’t bridge the 4-1 gap heading into the final period. They only got four shots on Heemskerk and as their frustration grew, the Reign retreated to more physical play. The Bulls scored their final goal of the game at 8:46 and outshot the Reign 11-4 in the third.

JF Berube faced a season-high 35 shots stopping 30 for the loss. Heemskerk stopped 28 of 29 shots for his sixth win of the season.

The Reign will take the ice again tonight, this time in Bakersfield vs. the Condors. They’ll then return home for three games this week – Wednesday, Friday and next Saturday.

Special thanks to Amy Gist, Jason lockhart and Cole Volmer for assistance with the photos.

RELATED ARTICLES:

Kyle Clifford is leaving LA, taking his talents to Ontario – his first interview with the Reign

Mark Hardy talks first impressions of Kyle Clifford

Jarret Stoll on Clifford – ‘Confidence is a scary thing sometimes’

Setoguchi explains why he joined the Reign

Clifford might have been the MVP of the NHLPA charity game

Recent Articles

Kings Ducks Pearson Playoffs

Talking Kings, Ducks, and Expansion on NHL Radio

Follow @mayorNHL Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking hockey today on Top Shelf with Jimmy Murphy. During the spot on NHL Network Radio, they discussed the Kings-Ducks rivalry, possible expansion in the NHL, Drew Doughty, Cam Fowler, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Stanley Cup, and much more. Give it a [...]

NHL Network Radio

AUDIO: Full 1-hour Kings Preview Show on NHL Radio

Follow @mayorNHL Buckle up! We have a full 1-hour preview of the upcoming LA Kings season for you. “The Mayor” John Hoven joined Boomer Gordon on NHL Network Radio for the first portion of the discussion, where they talked about Anze Kopitar’s new contract, Marian Gaborik’s decision to stay with the team, the salary cap, [...]

fathead banner

CONTEST: Win an LA Kings Stanley Cup Fathead

Summer can be painful for hockey fans, so MayorsManor is here to help you out. Thanks to our relationship with Fathead over the past few years, we’ve given away quite a few of their NHL products – via our show West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio, as well as here on the website. Did [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Photo Gallery – Clifford’s first game with the Ontario Reign [...]