The Pacific Division has a new look this season, with two squads departing and one coming in. The two Texas teams have moved over to the Central, while AHL newcomer Colorado Eagles come into the division. The Tucson Roadrunners are defending Pacific champs, but Colorado enters the season after closing its ECHL days with back-to-back Kelly Cups.
ONTARIO, Calif. - It wasn't a matter of who wanted it more. It wasn't up to special teams, who had the better offense or stronger defense. It wasn't even a matter of which goaltender was better. It all came down to a mistake by a defender.
Here are Duck & Hound's photos from the double-overtime game three thriller between the Ontario Reign and Texas Stars.
When it was finally determined that the Stars and Reign would be meeting in the first round of the playoffs, the stats said it would be a close series. Two games in Texas reinforced this fact with nearly identical stats between the teams and one match that went to overtime.
CEDAR PARK, Texas - Friday night's game against the Texas Stars may not have been an elimination game, but in the best-of-5, the Ontario Reign could not afford to go down 2-0.
CEDAR PARK, Texas - Coming into the playoffs, the stats said the matchup between the Ontario Reign and Texas Stars would be evenly matched. They had similar records, had played four tightly contested games and both had full rosters with their parent club out of the playoffs.
ONTARIO, Calif. - The Pacific Division was an incredibly tight race throughout the year, with every team above .500 most of the year. While first place was held by the Tucson Roadrunners for much of the season, the other three playoff spots were shifting around until the last day of the regular season
ONTARIO, Calif. - Check out this photo gallery shot by The Sin Bin's Duck and Hound of the contest between the Stockton Heat and Ontario Reign at Citizens Bank Business Arena on April 13, 2018.
ONTARIO, Calif. - Since their move to California, the Ontario Reign and San Diego Gulls have been bitter rivals. Most games involving the two teams...
ONTARIO, Calif. - Check out this photo gallery shot by The Sin Bin's Duck and Hound of the contest between the Cleveland Monsters and Ontario Reign at Citizens Bank Business Arena on March 31, 2018