Ontario Reign defenseman Kevin Gravel
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography
ONTARIO, CA — After taking a 1-0 lead early in the second period, the Ontario Reign
gave up three straight goals in a span of just 2:36 and ended up dropping a 4-3 decision to the Lake Erie Monsters
in Game 1 of the American Hockey League
’s Western Conference Finals at Citizens Business Bank Arena
in Ontario, California on May 21.
In that fateful second period, Reign forward Sean Backman opened the scoring on a one-timer from left point on the power play at 4:23. But the Monsters came right back with three quick goals, first by Lukas Sedlak at 7:10, Josh Anderson at 8:23 on the power play, and Ryan Craig at 9:46, giving the Monsters a 3-1 lead, leaving the Reign stunned.
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