Ontario's recent fond memories of Selland Arena took a steep downturn as it went on to suffer an 8-1 decision at the hands of the Monsters. Saturday's game was the final regular season game scheduled for Selland Arena, as the Monsters will close out the season at Gateway Ice Center.
Ontario Avalanche 5, Fresno Monsters 4
Ontario Avalanche 1, Fresno Monsters 8
Ontario Avalanche 4, Fresno Monsters 6
It wasn't much of a contest for Fresno who had a 6-0 lead by 9:07 of the second period. Petr Philippov and Narek Aleksanyan had already collected each of their two goals in the game. Mikhail Gavrilenko completed his hat trick to culminate the scoring at 16:23 of the third frame.
Ontario could strike some doubt into the Monsters on Saturday, however. First, the Monsters scored two goals in under two minutes to go ahead 2-0 at the 10:26 mark. But the, the Avalanche came back and found the energy to tie it up 2-2 sending it to intermission on a draw. Gabel Longshore and Quinn Deshler were responsible for tying the game but Ontario found itself behind again.
The second opportunity to tie the game was capitalized by Charles Riordon at 15:19 of the second frame. The go ahead goal belongs to Adam McGill giving Ontario a 4-3 partial lead.
Fresno took over the game in the third period and out-muscled to Avalanche with three unanswered goals for the 6-4 final.