Gulls Conquer Reign on the Road

San Diego returns to the win column against their rivals from Ontario

The bad news is the San Diego Gulls had their franchise-record 12-game points streak snapped on Wednesday night in San Jose.

The good news is their losing streak lasted just one game.

San Diego’s professional hockey club beat the Ontario Reign 4-1 on the road Friday night. Since the calendar flipped to 2017 the Gulls have gone 12-3 and what makes that stretch even more impressive is 10 of those games were on the road.

On Friday night in the Inland Empire goals were hard to come by early. Gulls center Kyle MacKinnon scored in the 1st period to give San Diego a 1-0 lead that stood until in to the 3rd period things got a little nutty.

Defenseman Jaycob Megna scored to put the Gulls up 2-0 but Jonny Brodzinski scored to make it a 1-goal game with 5:29 left to play, still plenty of time to find the equalizer. Or to have San Diego put it away.

Less than three minutes later Nick Sorensen stole the puck inside the Reign blue line and made a beautiful pass to Jordan Samuels-Thomas for another goal and a 3-1 lead. Ontario pulled their goalie for a 6th attacker and Ryan Garbutt scored an empty-netter to put it completely out of reach.

The Gulls are on the brink of passing the Reign for 2nd place in the Pacific Division and the schedule gets a lot easier for a bit. They have eight of their next 11 games at home, starting Sunday night against the Bakersfield Condors. The puck drops at 5:00 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center.

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