Damien Ketlo just put his name on a short list, and he hasn't even signed a permanent contract for a hockey team yet. Odds are he did himself a big favor on Tuesday night, but it was an even bigger performance for the Colorado Eagles, as they secured home ice for the first round of the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs with a 3-0 win over the pesky Ontario Reign. Having joined the team just Saturday morning, Ketlo, a 21-year-old netminder fresh from the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League, had but a couple of days to get his feet under him and get acquainted with his teammates before being thrown to the fire with the Eagles needing just one point to get that No. 4 slot in the postseason. Instead, Ketlo had ice in his veins, stopping all 27 shots he faced in his professional debut. "If he felt comfortable playing in front of this crowd, he's going to feel comfortable anywhere," head coach Chris Stewart said afterwards. "It's not like it was an easy game for him to play in at all. If you look at the power plays, he had to stop a 5-on-3 power play and it was (nine) to three in total power play chances. He did a nice job, really good for him." Ketlo was offered the chance to start last Saturday at Utah, but it had been a full week since he had practiced. For both he and Colorado, it was a good thing he waited. "I didn't really know," Ketlo said of his expectations. "I got to watch a couple of games, and the shots are way harder in practice. So the expectations for me were to stay as square as I could and control the rebounds, and fortunately it worked out for me." He said the first puck he saw and stopped was going wide of net anyway, but after every save he gained more and more confidence. In the third period, with the Eagles holding the narrowest of leads at 1-0, Ketlo was tested heavily. The Reign had four power play chances in the frame, including 1:05 of 5-on-3 time early. While the defense played particularly strong around him, Ketlo calmly turned aside some healthy chances from Ontario's scoring units. In all, the Reign went 0-for-9 on the power play. Colorado played with that slim lead from early on in the game, as Aaron Slattengren got the team on the board with his 13th goal of the season just 3:41 into the action. Despite both teams having ample opportunities on the power play, that score remained there until the 10:06 mark of the third, when Jake Marto finished off a 2-on-1 breakaway with a smooth wrister for his second goal of the season -- and second in the last three games. A hard-earned goal from Joey Sides at 14:46 made it 3-0, and Ketlo finished off the rare feat. "No matter what, just keep going and don't think about winning. Don't get ahead of myself," Ketlo said of his thoughts down the stretch. "The guys were great in front, they boxed out and let me have a shot. We just pulled it off and got the win, and got a couple of (insurance) goals." "He played unbelievable, and you just have to be happy for him," added Slattengren. "He deserved (the shutout)." With the win, Colorado (36-27-1-5) now knows its playoff schedule even though the opponent is still to be determined for the best-of-5 first round. They will play Games 1 and 2 on the road next Tuesday and Wednesday (April 3-4), then will come home for Games 3, 4 and 5 on April 6, 7 and 9. For more on this article Click Here.