FURY FLOOR IT IN FOURTH, BEAT BARRACUDAS

by Bill Norris

The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, were anxious not to have a repeat of last week’s fourth quarter collapse against El Paso, scored six times in the fourth quarter to defeat the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas 9-2 Sunday afternoon at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Eight different Fury players scored Sunday, as they only led 3-1 after 45 minutes of action. But Ontario responded to coach Jimmy Nordberg’s challenge after last game to keep going forward and not sit back on its lead.

Adrien Perez scored the first of his two goals in the fourth quarter, deflecting a defensive clearing pass into the net to give Ontario a 4-1 lead. After the Barracudas made it 4-2, scoring just after a penalty expired, the Fury responded on a power play themselves. It only took two seconds of time on the power play as Leonardo de Oliveira shot a pass from Maicon de Abreu past goaltender Fidel Garcia for a 5-2 lead.

Ontario scored twice more before Rio Grande Valley employed the sixth attacker, with the Fury scoring twice into the vacated net – the final time coming shorthanded, as Israel Sesay scored the final goal with 15 seconds remaining.

Goaltender Jose Miranda made 10 saves in the victory for the Fury, who will take on the Turlock Express at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Tickets for that game 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.