Ontario Reign ignite in third to defeat Eisbären Berlin

By in Press Enterprise on February 14, 2018

By Sports Staff

The Ontario Reign scored three goals in the third en route to a 6-3 victory over the Eisbären Berlin in an American Hockey League game Tuesday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.
The Reign’s Michael Mersch scored the first goal of the game with 1 minute, 46 seconds into the first period. Matt Luff and Matt Moulson assisted.
Although Berlin fired back with a goal of their own less than seven minutes later, Sean Walker made it 2-1 Regin off an assist from Philippe Maillet and Bokondji Imama at 13:54.
Maillet, who led the Reign, scored just 57 seconds into the second period with help from Brett Sutter and Walker.
Berlin’s Martin Buchwieser put them within one at 6:40 in the second. However, Ontario went off in the third where they gained a 6-2 lead within a span of less than five minutes.
Justin Auger scored Ontario’s first of three goals at 12:15 with assists from Matt Roy and Mersch.
Moulson followed with a goal at 14:56 as Sutter and Luff assisted. T.J. Hensick made it 6-2 with a goal 15:24 into the third. He was assisted by Mersch and Alex Lintuniemi.
Eisbaren’s final goal of the game came at 17:18 into the third.
Mersch, Sutter and Luff finished with two assists each.
Reign goalkeeper Cal Peterson had 24 saves.

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