RECAP: Late Rally Reigns Supreme
Yellow Horn caps off Ontario rally with game winner in overtime
ONTARIO, Calif. –
ONTARIO, Calif. –Colton Yellow Horn finished off a rally by the Ontario Reign with a game winning goal just 27 seconds into sudden death overtime, sending the Stockton Thunder (11-5-2, 24 points) to a 5-4 overtime loss at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday.
Yannick Riendeau poked a backhander through Chris Carrozzi’s five hole for a breakaway goal to open the scoring at 2:29 of the first period for a 1-0 Thunder lead. Mario Lamoreux responded with a one timer from the mid slot to tie the game with 8:45 elapsed.
The Thunder claimed their second lead of the night at 2-1 when Harrison Reed finished Garet Hunt’s centering pass from behind the net with 3:09 remaining in the period.
Nathan Deck extended the Thunder lead to 3-1 with a goal on the rush in the third period, beating Carrozzi under the crossbar after completing a feed from Riendeau at 1:17. Lamoureux’s second goal of the game cut the deficit to 3-2 at 9:28 when he stashed a rebound at the goal mouth.
C.J. Stretch tied the game at 12:54 of the third period on a deflection at the goal mouth, but the Thunder responded after Ontario committed consecutive penalties for another 5-on-3 situation.
Reed blistered a slap shot by Carrozzi from the slot for a 4-3 Thunder lead and a power play goal with 5:22 left in regulation.
Before Ontario pulled Carrozzi for an extra attacker, Chris Huxley buried a rebound at the goal mouth with 1:13 to go for a 4-4 tie.
Yellow Horn ended the game on a wrist shot from the right circle with 27 seconds elapsed in overtime.
NOTES: The Thunder scratched Matt Bergland and Kevin Noble … the Thunder killed a 5-on-3 man advantage by Ontario in the second period … Stockton went 1-of-6 on the power play … Maylan has eight points in the last eight games.
The Thunder returns to play tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. (1280 KWSX/StocktonThunder.com), hosting the Bakersfield Condors at Stockton Arena.
A two time recipient of the ECHL “Award of Excellence,” the Thunder led the ECHL in attendance for four consecutive seasons and drew over 200,000 fans for the seventh consecutive season in 2011-12. Season Tickets, Group Tickets and Mini-Plans for 2012-13 are on sale now. For more information about tickets, merchandise, or other inquiries contact the Stockton Thunder offices at (209) 373-1500 or visit www.StocktonThunder.com
1. ONT – C. Yellow Horn
2. ONT – M. Lamoureux
3. STK – H. Reed