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Kempe Scores Twice En Route to 3-1 Victory over Barracuda in Game 3

April 29, 2016 - Ontario, CA - Forward Adrian Kempe netted two goals to lead the Ontario Reign (2-1-0-0) past the San Jose Barracuda (1-2-0-0-), 3-1, on Thursday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. With the win, Ontario takes a 2-1 series lead over San Jose in the best-of-five Pacific Division Semifinals. "Kempe looked great in the middle," said Head Coach Mike Stothers after the game. "He gave us real good hits and a real good game. Amadio did a good job for his first American Hockey League game too." Leading into tonight's game, ... Full Story

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Gulls Dim Stars 6-1 to Take 2-1 Series Lead

April 29, 2016 - SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Gulls made their first-ever American Hockey League home game in the Calder Cup Playoffs one to remember, storming past the Texas Stars 6-1 in front of a boisterous crowd of 6,571 at Valley View Casino Center. San Diego has a 2-games-to-1 series lead with Game 4 scheduled for Friday night (7:05 p.m.). Chris Wagner (1-2=3), Mike Sgarbossa (1-2=3) and Shea Theodore (0-3=3) each paced the Gulls offense, as San Diego (2-1) set a postseason high and matched their best regular season mark with six goals... Full Story

Pirates Persevere to Win Game 3 in Triple Overtime

April 29, 2016 - Portland, ME - More than four hours after Game 3 began Rob Flick scored of an odd-man rush to give the Portland Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Hershey Bears in Game 3 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals Thursday Night at the GIANT Center. The triple over time contest snapped a 15 year-old franchise record by 64 seconds. The win gives the Pirates a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series. Flick accepted the pass from Rob Schremp before one-timing the shot from the right-wing circle that beat Justin Peters at 3:10 of the third ... Full Story

Second Round Preview: Grizzlies Open Conference Semifinals Friday in Fort Wayne

April 28, 2016 - Advancing In Playoffs During their nine consecutive years in the playoffs, the Grizzlies have now advanced to the second round in five of them. Utah joins Fort Wayne, South Carolina and Allen as the only ECHL teams to advance to the second round in two-straight years. Three of the four teams in the Western Conference Semifinals were in the second round a year ago. Scoring Goals The Grizzlies led the first round of the ECHL playoffs with 26 goals for a 4.33 goals-per-game average. The Grizzlies have scored seven goal... Full Story

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