Ontario hosts Colorado in 25th Game 7 in ECHL history

The Ontario Reign host the Colorado Eagles tonight at 7 p.m. PT in Game 7 of their Pacific Division Semifinals series. It marks just the 25th Game 7 in the ECHL’s 27-year history, and the first since 2013.

Both teams are seeking their first-ever win in a Game 7.

Ontario is playing its second Game 7 in club history. The Reign fell to Stockton 5-4 in Game 7 of the 2009 Pacific Division Semifinals while Colorado is making its first appearance in a Game 7 in its four-year ECHL history.

Ontario head coach Jason Christie has coached in one previous Game 7 with Peoria, falling to Trenton 4-3 in the 2001 Northern Conference Finals.

The Reign forced the decisive game with a 4-1 win last night, getting a pair of goals from both Judd Blackwater and Matt Register.

The home team is 16-8 all-time in ECHL Game 7’s, and has won 12 of the last 18. Four times a Game 7 has gone to overtime, with three of those being decided in double overtime. The home team has won each of the Game 7’s decided in two overtimes, with the road team winning the lone Game 7 to end in one overtime.

Tickets for tonight’s game are available by clicking here. The game is also available for viewing on ECHL.TV.

Game 7’s in ECHL History



May 1, 2013Florida 1 at READING 4CSF
April 14, 2013Las Vegas 4 at STOCKTON 6CQF
April 27, 2011WHEELING 4 at Greenville 3 (OT)ECSF
May 12, 2010Reading 0 at CINCINNATI 1ACF
April 28, 2010CINCINNATI 2 at Charlotte 1ACSF
June 5, 2009SOUTH CAROLINA 4 at Alaska 2KCF
May 6, 2009Stockton 1 at LAS VEGAS 5PDF
April 22, 2009STOCKTON 5 at Ontario 4PDF
April 22, 2009Bakersfield 1 at LAS VEGAS 5PDSF
April 21, 2009ELMIRA 5 at Trenton 3NDSF
April 20, 2009Wheeling 1 at CINCINNATI 2 (2 OT)NDSF
May 5, 2008Reading 1 at CINCINNATI 6NDF
May 18, 2007DAYTON 3 at Florida 1ACF
May 3, 2007Cincinnati 3 at DAYTON 5NDF
May 22, 2006Fresno 2 at ALASKA 3 (2 OT)NCF
May 6, 2006Bakersfield 2 at FRESNO 4PDF
April 22, 2006Long Beach 3 at BAKERSFIELD 4PDSF
April 19, 2006Idaho 2 at LAS VEGAS 6WDSF
May 16, 2005TRENTON 2 at Alaska 0NCF
May 3, 2003Cincinnati 2 at ATLANTIC CITY 3NCF
May 13, 2001Peoria 3 at TRENTON 4NCF
May 30, 1999Richmond 3 at MISSISSIPPI 4 (2 OT)KCF
March 31, 1992Roanoke Valley 2 at GREENSBORO 6ED1st
April 12, 1989CAROLINA 7 at Johnstown 4RCF