The San Diego Gulls started the season on the right foot on Friday night, taking down the Ontario Reign 4-1 at Toyota Arena.
The win marks the first in the AHL for head coach Matt McIlvane.
Things got chippy at Toyota Arena on Sunday afternoon, as the San Diego Gulls took down the rival Ontario Reign 6-4 for their second straight win to open the season.
A total of 32 minutes of penalties were given out in the second period alone – 18 to Ontario and 14 to San Diego – including a 10-minute misconduct to Ontario’s Brandt Clarke.
The San Diego Gulls returned to Pechanga Arena San Diego on Friday but didn’t have the homecoming they wanted as they fell to Ontario 3-2.
Despite the loss, America’s finest fans brought the energy and kept the team in it until the very end.
The San Diego Gulls fought until the very last second, but they couldn’t generate much offense in a 2-1 loss to the Tucson Roadrunners Tuesday morning.
Goaltending was once again a bright spot for the Gulls. Calle Clang stopped 33-of-35 shots in his second start of the season, keeping the Gulls in the game despite the lack of goals.
The San Diego Gulls couldn’t hold off a late charge from the Henderson Silver Knights and lost their fourth game in a row, a 4-2 loss at The Dollar Loan Center Sunday afternoon.
San Diego scored twice in the first period but didn’t find the back of the net again. Calle Clang was solid in net despite the loss, as he tied his AHL career high in saves, stopping 35-of-38 shots.
The Gulls picked up a point in their first matchup with the Charlotte Checkers, but ultimately dropped their fifth straight game in overtime 4-3 on Friday.
Trevor Carrick had a big homecoming in Charlotte, tallying a season-high three points (1-2=3) to surpass 300 career AHL points (78-223=301). Carrick began his career with the Checkers and spent five seasons in Charlotte from 2015-19. He recorded 181 of his 301 points with the team.
It was another overtime battle in Charlotte, but the Gulls will leave North Carolina with two points rather than four after a 5-4 overtime loss to the Checkers Saturday night.
It was a spirted bout, but the San Diego Gulls couldn’t recover from a three-goal first period and fell to the Coachella Valley Firebirds 4-2 Wednesday night at Acrisure Arena.
The San Diego Gulls couldn’t find their footing early and allowed four goals in the first period, as they lost 8-3 to the Calgary Wranglers Friday night at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
Olen Zellweger was a bright spot for San Diego, picking up a career-high three assists (0-3=3). He now co-leads AHL rookie defensemen in assists (6) and ranks second in points (2-6=8).
The San Diego Gulls gave it everything they had, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Colorado Eagles, as they fell 5-2 Saturday night at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
The San Diego Gulls took a shot at redemption, but ultimately fell to the Charlotte Checkers 3-2 in overtime Wednesday night at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
The San Diego Gulls came out of a defensive tussle on the wrong end Friday night, as they fell 1-0 to the Charlotte Checkers at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
Alex Stalock was terrific in net, stopping 31-of-32 shots.
The San Diego Gulls nearly erased a four-goal deficit but fell just short in a 5-4 loss to the San Jose Barracuda Tuesday night at Tech CU Arena.
"I think we had a decent first, you know, getting behind on the PK goal," head coach Matt McIlvane said. "Then we disappeared in the second period. It was really far from us and our standard. Got back to hunting a little bit more, simplifying our game a bit in the third period, we're able to mount a push. You know, it's good to see the puck go in the net for the guys. It's too little too late when we put ourselves that far behind the eight ball."
After a solid start, the San Diego Gulls distributed a complete effort in tonight’s down-to-the-wire battle against the Chicago Wolves, but ultimately fell 6-4 Friday night at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
The San Diego Gulls came back for more tonight and finally found their first win on home ice. In another raging wrangle with the Chicago Wolves, San Diego took down the opponent in a 3-1 victory Saturday night at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
The San Diego Gulls lit up the arena tonight in a tightly contested match with the Texas Stars, but ultimately dropped the game 6-5 in overtime on Wednesday night.
"For me, I think the story of the game is the comeback," head coach Matt McIlvane said. "For our guys to be down three, not the start that you want, for sure, especially against a great team like Texas, and then being able to be able to find a way to keep fighting. Being able to learn a lesson that we can score in bunches, put in five on the board today. That's a big deal. We're happy to be able to fly back. Wish that we had that extra point."
Chase De Leo scored his first goal of the season and earned two assists (1-2=3). He now has 55-87=142 points as a Gull, passing Kalle Kossila (51-90=141) for the third-most points in Gulls American Hockey League history. He has 1-3=4 points across his first two games this season.
The San Diego Gulls started their five-game road trip on the right foot Saturday night, taking down the Chicago Wolves 4-1 at Allstate Arena.
The Gulls scored the first goal of the game and never looked back, as they led from 6:20 mark in the first and didn’t trail all night. San Diego has now earned standings points in three straight contests (2-0-1-0).
Calle Clang was terrific in net, turning away 24-of-25 shots to earn his second win of the season.
The San Diego Gulls couldn’t make it a weekend sweep, as they fell 5-3 to the Chicago Wolves Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena.
Despite the loss, San Diego has earned standings points in three of the last four games (2-1-1-0).
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