by Bill Norris

The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, could not stop the Baltimore Blast power play as they fell to the defending Ron Newman Cup champions 8-5 Friday night before a sold-out crowd of 3,800 people at the SECU Arena in Towson, Maryland.

Ontario actually led 2-1 early in the second quarter when Andy Reyes scored 17 seconds into the period off a feed from Douglas Lima. But the Blast quickly countered. Israel Sesay was whistled for tripping, and was ruled to be the last man from behind, setting up a shootout penalty. Tony Donatelli took the shootout, and he slotted a shot past Jose Miranda to tie the game.

Donatelli ended the night with three goals, as did his Baltimore teammate Vinicius Dantas. Baltimore led 4-3 at the half, and it was Dantas doing the damage for the Blast in the second half, as he scored Baltimore’s first two goals of the third period, scoring twice within 1:03 of each other.

Juan Carlos Gonzalez scored twice for the Fury, while Francisco Cordeiro and Maicon de Abreu each had two assists.

There’s no time for the Fury to rest, as they finish off their five-game road trip Saturday night against the Harrisburg Heat. It will be the second time the two teams meet during this road trip, with Harrisburg winning the first matchup 7-6.

Ontario returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena on Dec. 10 to take on the El Paso Coyotes. Tickets for that game, scheduled to kickoff at 3 p.m., are on sale now at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or through the Fury’s offices by calling 909-457-0252.

The Ontario Fury have two great ticket plan offers for sale now. There is the five-game mini-plan that gives fans the same great seats for $50 per ticket, and includes a commemorative five-year anniversary pin. There is also the holiday plan, with tickets to three games and a Fury holiday ornament for only $9 per seat for the three games.

Information about the plans can be found at OntarioFury.com or by calling the Fury’s offices at 909-457-0252.