Reign: Mixed results at ECHL all-star game

First the good news: Geoff Walker scored a goal and Tim Kraus assisted on another, on a light day of scoring for the National Conference, which took an 11-5 loss in Reading, Pa. in the ECHL All-Star game Wednesday night. Apparently it’s not like this every year; the 11 goals tied an ECHL All-Star game record.

Which is bad news for John Murray.

All eyes were on Murray, whose grew up in nearby Lancaster. Murray played the third period, allowed five goals on 18 shots, and saw the score jump from 6-4 to 10-4 under his watch. I’m sure the 20-to-40 family and friends Murray had in attendance were expecting something better, but such is an All-Star game (except in Major League Baseball, where “it counts”). The goalies always get beat up because no one plays defense.

Here’s the box score and here’s the official bare-bones ECHL recap. I’ll catch up with the trio once they get back for this weekend’s home-and-home against Bakersfield.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
  • Tom Ingalls

    I couldn’tve said it better. Read Hornstra’s last sentence.