This report is courtesy of Record stringer George Alfano from Ontario
The Thunder started somewhat tentatively in the first three minutes of the game, but had the better of things after that.
Ontario made some sloppy passes in their defensive zone, but it was a penalty against Matt Register which gave the Thunder a power-play opportunity.
Alan Quine followed up a shot by Ryan Hayes and poked it by Ontario goaltender J. P. Anderson at 13:08 of the first period.
Ontario picked up the pace after Quine’s goal, but Stockton netminder Brian Foster was up to the challenge. Foster turned aside 17 Ontario shots in the first period, the most notable in the last minute when he stuck his right arm out and stopped Gaspar Kopitar, who was right outside the crease.