Eagles earn fourth straight win with 8-1 Thumping of Reign
April 1, 2022
ONTARIO, CA. – Colorado forward Kiefer Sherwood had two goals and two assists as the Eagles tied their season high with eight goals in an 8-1 win over reigning Ontario on Friday. Goaltender Hunter Miska stopped 31 of 32 shots he faced to claim the win in net, while six different Colorado skaters recorded multi-point performances. The win was the Eagles’ fourth in a row and now puts them four points behind Ontario for second place in the AHL’s Pacific Division.
Colorado flew out of the gates when defenseman Jacob MacDonald split a defenders pir at the blue line and lifted a shot into the back of the net to give the Eagles a 1-0 advantage just 1:13 from the start of the game. match.
A power play would extend the lead when forward Martin Kaut caught a pass between the hoops and fired a shot past Reign goaltender Matthew Villalta to put Colorado ahead 2-0 at 8:36 of the first period.
The Eagles would strike again when Mikhail Maltsev won a faceoff against Sherwood at the top of the circle where he hammered a clock that would light the lamp and extend Colorado’s advantage to 3-0 with 7:42 remaining in the first 20 minutes. . .
Still leading 3-0 as the puck dropped in the second period, the Eagles would continue to pour it when Sherwood hit another one-timer from the left wing circle to make it 4-0 at 2:05 in the game. the second period.
A power play for Colorado would be capped by a wrist from forward Dylan Sikura’s right circle, giving Colorado a 5-0 advantage and chasing Villalta from the net with 11:48 left in the middle frame.
Kaut collected his second goal of the night on another power play when he buried a shot from the slot past goalkeeper Lukas Parik to extend the Eagles’ lead to 6-0 at 10:48 of the second stanza .
Forward Jayson Megna picked up his third point of the game when he scored a one-timer from the top of the left wing circle, lighting the lamp and giving Colorado a 7-0 lead with 7:04 remaining in the period.
The third period saw the Eagles convert for the fourth time on the power play when MacDonald beat Parik with a shot from the right circle to make Colorado lead 8-0 at 12:24 of the period.
Ontario finally got on the scoreboard with a power-play one-timer from forward Samuel Fagemo to cut the Eagles lead to 8-1 with 6:45 left in the game.
Colorado outshot the Reign 33-32, 4-for-6 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the shorthanded.
The Eagles will be back in action when they take on Reigning Ontario on Saturday, April 2n/a at 7:00 p.m. MT at Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA. Tickets for all regular season games are on sale now and start at just $19. You can find more information about ticket packages, theme tickets and promotional nights by visiting ColoradoEagles.com or calling the Ticket Department at (970) 686-7468.