FURY COME UP EMPTY IN SAN DIEGO

by Bill Norris

The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, found itself on the wrong side of history Sunday night, as San Diego goalkeeper Chris Toth made 16 saves to post his first career shutout, as the Fury fell 8-0 to the Sockers.

San Diego’s Matt Clare had three goals and an assist, but Toth was the story of Sunday night’s game between the two Pacific Division rivals. Toth and the San Diego defense was able to keep the Fury’s offense at bay throughout the game, as the Sockers’ defense blocked 10 Ontario shots to go with Toth’s 16 saves.

The Sockers would get the only goal they would need in the first quarter, as Kraig Chiles converted a pass from Clare to score with 16 seconds left on a power play, as Israel Sesay was in the penalty box serving a tripping penalty.

Still, Ontario was only down 2-0 at the half, as rookie goalkeeper Joey Miranda made 21 saves of his own in the game. But with frustration mounting, and the push for a goal getting stronger, the Fury put itself in a hole, taking four penalties in the second half, and San Diego took advantage, scoring three times.

Ontario will have Thanksgiving week off before concluding their five-game road trip with another flight back east. On Dec. 1, Ontario will take on the defending Ron Newman Cup winners, the Baltimore Blast. The following day, the Fury will make a return trip to Harrisburg to take on the Heat. All MASL games can be seen live on MASL.tv.

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.