LATE GOAL SINKS FURY IN TACOMA AGAIN

by Bill Norris

The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, gave up a goal to Micheal Ramos with 1:42 remaining to fall to the Tacoma Stars 9-8 at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash.

Tiguinho Dias and Juan Carlos Gonzalez each had two goals and one assist for the Fury, who had leads of 4-1 and 7-5 in the game, only to see the home team come back to tie the game. Leonardo de Oliveira also had two goals for Ontario.

Ramos, Dan Antoniuk and Evan McNeley all scored twice and added an assist for Tacoma, who moved to 3-0 over the Fury at the ShoWare Center.

Nick Perera and Chico Francisco also scored for Ontario

The game, which was originally scheduled for 6 p.m., was rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. to allow fans to watch the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup. The game was delayed further for about 50 minutes to watch the end of the game.

Ontario returns home at 6 p.m. Saturday against the El Paso Coyotes. It is Casa Colina Jersey Auction night, as the Fury will be wearing special jersey that will be auctioned off after the game to benefit Casa Colina in its mission of serving the public. The California Highway Patrol will also be set up outside Citizens Business Bank Arena collecting toys for the “CHiPs For Kids” toy drive, and Santa Claus will be in attendance to take pictures before the game.

Tickets for the game are on sale now at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at Ticketmaster.com or through the Ontario Fury offices by calling 909-457-0252. The Fury’s three-game Holiday Plan is also on sale, with tickets to three Fury games starting at $9 per seat. For information, contact the Fury at 909-457-0252.