March 30, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
REIGN BEAT CONDORS, 7-5
Jordan Morrison Records Goal, Two Assists
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, defeated the Bakersfield Condors, 7-5, before 9,136 fans at Citizens Business Bank Arena Wednesday night.
Aaron Lewadniuk scored the game’s first goal at the two-minute mark of the first period. C.J. Stretch blocked a Bakersfield clearing attempt, fed the puck through the slot to Justin Taylor, who fed it back across to Lewadniuk for the one-timer past the outstretched mitt of Jim Watt. Jean-Marc Beaudoin evened up the score at one for the Condors with a goal at 11:33.
Stephane Goulet gave the Condors a 2-1 lead at 3:51 of the second period, but Brett O’Malley and Shawn Germain tallied goals 51 seconds apart to put the Reign ahead, 3-2. O’Malley tipped David Walker’s slap shot into the net at 13:42 to tie the game at two. Michael Pelech also assisted on the play. With Bakersfield on a power play, Jordan Morrison scooped up a loose puck at center ice and put the puck on the stick of Germain, who skated in all alone and beat Watt cleanly at 14:33. The short-handed goal put Ontario up, 3-2. Justin Taylor extended the Reign lead to 4-2 with a power-play goal at 18:46, as he hammered home a rebound at 18:46.
Alex Bourret was hooked on a breakaway and awarded a penalty shot at 6:22 of the third period. He skated in on net from the right circle, faked a move to the far side of the net which got Watt moving in that direction, and lifted the puck into the net on the short side to give Ontario a 5-2 advantage. Erick Lizon cut the Reign lead to 5-3 at 11:42, but Morrison re-established a three-goal lead for the Reign at 11:59. Bakersfield’s added goals by Beaudoin and Bobby Robins and O’Malley scored his second goal of the game, as the Reign beat the Condors by a final score of 7-5.
Beau Erickson stopped 29 shots for his 10th win of the season, while Watt stopped 32 in the loss.
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1) ONT – Brett O’Malley
2) ONT – Alex Bourret
3) BAK – Jean-Marc Beaudoin
This year’s player dinner and jersey auction will be held on Sunday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel Claremont. Enjoy dinner with the players and support the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital when you bid on warm-up jerseys worn by the team this season. The cost of the dinner is only $25 per person, and space is limited. Reservations must be made by Thursday, March 31. Call (909) 941-PUCK (7825) to make your reservation!
Join the Reign on a 3-Day "Ontario Reign Hockey Fan Cruise"! Celebrate a long weekend in style by taking a 3-day cruise to Ensenada, Mexico with fellow Reign Fans! Enjoy private cocktail parties and a VIP Party! Only $50 deposit per person is required to secure your reservation. Visit the Connection to Cruise Web site at ConnectionToCruise.com for more information or to sign-up.
The Reign finishes the season with a two-game series against the Idaho Steelheads Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2. Both games start at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at ticketmaster.com.