After dropping the first game of the series against the Ontario Reign 2-1 on Wednesday, the Colorado Eagles look to redeem themselves Friday night in El Segundo. More than a dozen players of the Eagles roster have been recalled by the Avalanche and have been unavailable since the Eagles began their California road trip last Saturday. Colorado has gone 0-2-1 on the road trip and is looking to pick up their first win of the season Friday night.
Colorado forward Shane Bowers scored the team’s lone goal as Colorado fell to the Ontario Reign, 2-1 on Wednesday. Goaltender Trent Miner made his second-consecutive start in net, making 37 saves on 39 shots in the loss. Miner was pulled in favor of the extra attacker in the final 30 seconds of the contest, Bowers would step into a one-timer from the bottom of the right-wing circle to get Colorado on the board and trim the deficit to 2-1 with 19 seconds left to play. The Eagles would not be able to find the equalizer, falling by a final score of 2-1.
Reign forwards Arthur Kaliyev and Blaine Byron each found the back of the net Wednesday and goaltender Matthew Villalta claimed the win in net, stopping 28 of the 29 shots he faced. The Reign picked up their first win of the season improving to 1-4-1-0.
Eagles at Reign
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Jayson Megna, Jacob MacDonald, Sheldon Dries, Adam Werner, Peyton Jones, Logan O’Connor, Conor Timmins, Dan Renouf, Dennis Gilbert, and Kyle Burroughs are all currently recalled by the Colorado Avalanche. Forwards TJ Tynan, Miikka Salomaki, Kiefer Sherwood, and goaltender Hunter Miska were reassigned to the Eagles on Thursday. Defenseman Greg Pateryn was reassigned to the Eagles February 12th.
Forwards Martin Kaut, Sasha Mutala, and Liam O’Brien did not make the trip due to injury. Goaltender Hunter Miska will remain in COVID protocol.
Wednesday’s matchup is the seventeenth matchup between the clubs since the Eagles joined the American Hockey League in 2018. Colorado has an 11-5-0 record against Ontario. It is the second of six times the teams will face-off this season.
Former Eagles Captain Mark Alt signed a one-year two-way contract with the LA Kings in October. Alt played 120 games for the Eagles and 2 games with the Colorado Avalanche. Currently Alt is wearing #5 with the Ontario Reign and has appeared in 2 games with the LA Kings this season.