Ontario Rains on San Diego Gulls Playoff Parade
By Rob Stone
The San Diego Gulls suffered a tough 2-1 season-ending loss to the Ontario Reign in Game 5 of the best-of-seven Pacific Division Finals of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Trophy Playoffs, which was played at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Saturday evening, May 14.
In the second period, trailing by a score of 1-0, San Diego Center Chris Wagner put the biscuit in the basket for the Gulls, knotting the contest up at one goal apiece.
However, that would prove to be as close as San Diego would get as Ontario would add another goal in the second period to seal the victory down the stretch.
Gulls Left Wing Nick Ritchie assisted on Wagner’s goal in the second period and Goaltender Matt Hackett stopped 24 out of the 26 pucks that were fired at him in goal for San Diego.
Defenseman Jacob Larsson the 2015 first-round draft pick of the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks, made his professional debut with the Gulls in Game 2.
Rob Stone is a lifelong resident of the San Diego area and is also a certified talent scout through Sports Management Worldwide. Rob has been working with and helping to assist sports agents in getting their clients signed to contracts. If you would like a professional scouting report written up on your favorite athlete, contact Mr. Stone directly. He may be reached at: (858) 262 3966,