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Ryan Faragher is getting a front-row seat for what’s turning into a pretty good series.

The Fort Frances native currently is serving as the back-up goalie for the San Diego Gulls, who trail the Ontario Reign 2-1 in their best-of-seven AHL Calder Cup Pacific Division final.

Faragher was called up from the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies on April 29 after Gulls’ goalie Anton Khudobin was injured in the team’s series-clinching win in the semi-finals that same night.

Gulls’ goalie Matt Hackett has played all three games against the Reign, which won the first two games 5-3 and then 2-1 in overtime.

But Hackett recorded 29 saves on Sunday to earn a 3-0 shutout in Game 3.

Game 4 goes on Friday in San Diego, with Game 5 set for Ontario on Saturday.

If necessary, the Gulls will host Game 6 on Monday, with Game 7 back in Ontario next Wednesday.

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