Reign Drop Series Opener to Eagles 6-4
Everett Sheen nets a pair of goals and an assist
The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Riley Nelson and Joey Sides before Kraemer got the Reign in the game with a power-play goal at 9:13. Everett Sheen hit Kraemer in the slot where he beat Kyle Jones with a low wrist shot. Michael Forney re-established a two-goal lead for Colorado with a goal at 15:55 and the Eagles took a 3-1 lead into the first break.
The only goal in the second period came for the Reign, as Everett Sheen tallied his eighth goal of the season at 12:43. Ontario had a 5-minute power play and a brief 5-on-3 advantage, but failed to convert the opportunity.
The third frame started with Colorado on a 5-on-3 power play and they made it count as Kevin Ulanski scored 45 seconds in to give the Eagles a 4-2 lead. Forney extended the Colorado lead to 5-2 at 5:17. Bill Bagron answered for Ontario just 23 seconds later to cut the lead to 5-3 and Sheen notched his second goal of the game, a power-play goal, at 14:07 to get Ontario within striking distance at 5-4. The Reign pulled Chris Carrozzi for the extra attacker and the Eagles forced a turnover which allowed Ulanski to score an empty-net goal, his second goal of the game, to seal the win for the Eagles, 6-4.
Carrozzi (13-7-3) look the loss with 17 saves on 22 shots. Jones (24-9-3) made 19 saves on 23 shots in the win.
1) COL- Michael Forney
2) COL- Kevin Ulanski
3) ONT - Everett Sheen