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West Valley City, Utah - The Utah Grizzlies fell 6-5 to Ontario Saturday night at the E-Center as their four-game winning streak comes to an end. Utah is now 6-3 on the season. The Grizzlies finish the three-game home stand 2-1 versus Ontario.
Utah fell behind by three goals three separate times in the game at 3-0 in the first period, 4-1 in the second period and 6-3 in the third period but was unable to ever tie up the Reign cutting the deficit to one twice.
Four Utah players in James Sanford (one goal, two assists), Reagan Leslie (two goals), Mike Walsh (one goal, one assist), and Vladimir Nikiforov (two assists) had multi-point games for Utah and in total nine players scored for the Grizzlies.
Utah made the score 6-5 with 12:29 left in regulation but was unable to get a goal pulling Mike Mole in the final two minutes in favor of an extra-attacker.
Utah outshot Ontario 41-29 in the game.
First place in the West Division will be on the line when Utah returns to action next Friday, Saturday and Sunday as they open up a three-game series against the Alaska Aces in Anchorage. Face-off Friday is at 9:15 p.m.
Utah returns home Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 opening up a five-game home stand hosting the Las Vegas Wranglers in a rematch of last year's conference finals.