ONTARIO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls were defeated 3-1 by the Ontario Reign in the final contest of their nine-game road trip, Wednesday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Edmonton Oilers Theo Peckham made his Bulls debut in the loss, while former San Jose Sharks forward Devin Setoguchi recorded two assists for the victorious Reign. The Bulls return home Friday to take on the Stockton Thunder.
Vincent LoVerde put the Reign on top with 7:15 remaining in the first period with his fourth goal of the season. Ontario out-shot the Bulls 15-10 in the first period.
Hard work by Justin Bowers and Jordan Morrison led to Peter Sivak’s tally, 55 seconds into the second period. Sivak’s second of the season tied the game at one. Ontario registered the next two goals. Jason Beeman scored at 8:53 of the middle frame, followed by Dan DaSilva’s goal, 3:14 later, for a 3-1 advantage
The Bulls were unable to solve goaltender Chris Carrozzi in the third period. Final shots on goal favored Ontario 36-24.
The Bulls return home to the Cow Palace on Friday, November 9 for a Bulls Inaugural Season Hat Giveaway, courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle, against the Stockton Thunder. On Saturday, November 10, it’s Team Poster Giveaway, courtesy of Stayingahead.com, when the Bulls take on the Ontario Reign. The puck drops at 7:15 pm for both games. Call up the Bulls office at 855-SF-BULLS (855-732-8557) to find out about group rates. Get to the game by public transportation. Free SF Bulls shuttles from the Balboa Park BART/Muni station take you to and from the Cow Palace on game days, beginning 90 minutes before the drop of the puck.
Bulletins: Evan Barlow had his four-game point streak snapped…The Bulls play five of their next six games at home on the Cow Palace ice…Thomas Heemskerk finished with 33 saves for the Bulls…Jordan Morrison led Ontario in scoring in 2010-11.
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The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12 season, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/