Bud Holloway Scores Hat Trick, Jon Rheault Records Three Assists
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL Los Angeles Kings and AHL Manchester Monarchs, defeated the Phoenix RoadRunners, 4-2, in front of 2,603 fans at US Airways Center in Phoenix. The victory marked the Reign’s sixth consecutive win over the RoadRunners this season. Three Reign players (Bud Holloway, Jon Rheault, and Denny Johnston) had multi-point games.
The Reign got on the board first in the match at 13:29 in the first period. Defenseman Andrew Martens launched a shot on goal that Phoenix netminder Chris Beckford-Tseu couldn’t get in front of. Defenseman Dan Knapp and right wing Jon Rheault registered the assists on the play. At 17:74, the Reign scored their second unanswered goal and took a 2-0 lead. Right wing Denny Johnston sent a centering feed to right wing Bud Holloway from behind the net, and Holloway threw the puck past Beckford-Tseu. Right wing Jon Rheault also picked up an assist on the goal, and his second point of the night. The Reign took their 2-0 lead into the second period.
Just 41 seconds into the second period, Phoenix ended their scoreless night. Left wing Mark O’Leary fired the puck from the short side and beat Reign goaltender Jeff Zatkoff, with an assist from right wing Mitch Carefoot. The Reign answered back at 5:20, with a goal from Bud Holloway. A bid from Denny Johnston didn’t make it to the net and bounced back out into the play. Holloway picked up Johnston’s rebound and lifted the puck over Tseu’s shoulder and into the net. Jon Rheault also registered an assist, bringing his point total to three for the night. Holloway notched his second goal of the match, and Johnston recorded his second assist. The teams headed into the final period of play, with Ontario looking to hold their 3-1 lead.
Phoenix cut the Reign lead to one at 9:15 into the third period. Right wing Dan DaSilva beat Zatkoff with a top-shelf shot that flew over the netminder’s glove. Defenseman T.J. Campbell picked up the assist. The RoadRunners pulled Beckford-Tseu, hoping it would result in a game-tying goal. Instead, at 19:49, Bud Holloway found the empty net and the hat trick. Ontario went on to win the game with a final score of Reign 4, RoadRunners 2.
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1. ONT – B. Holloway
2. ONT – J. Rheault
3. PHX – D. DaSilva
• Bud Holloway extended his point streak to 5-games (5g, 2a) (2/18/09-2/26/09), and scored a hat trick
• Dan Knapp is currently on a 3-game assist streak (3a) (2/22/09-2/26/09)
• Jon Rheault is on a 3-game point streak (2g, 3a) (2/22/09-2/26/09)
• Andrew Martens is currently on a 2-game goal streak (2g) (2/23/09-2/26/09)
Attention Reign Fans! Team action photos are now available for online purchase at www.ontarioreign.com under the “Multimedia - Photo Gallery” tab. The Ontario Reign team photographer is Lee Calkins.
Saturday, February 28, the first 3,500 fans in attendance when Ontario takes on Las Vegas will receive a special edition Reign trucker cap!
Sunday, March 1, the Reign is holding their season ticket holder party at Santa Anita Racetrack from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Season ticket holders: please R.S.V.P. by calling Lauren Gesselman at (909)941-7825.
Are you looking to get in the sports industry? Now is your opportunity!! The Ontario Reign will host a Job Fair at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday, March 6, 2009 from 2 – 5 p.m. You will be networking with top executives from leading sports and entertainment organizations such as the Clippers, Dodgers, Kings, Galaxy, Angels, Chivas USA, Defenders, Arsenal, Quakes & the 66ers. Pre-registration is required; the $10 registration fee includes a ticket to that night’s 7:00 p.m. game vs. the Stockton Thunder. Bring multiple copies of your resume. Call Greg Mejia to pre-register at (909) 941-7838 or email him at email@example.com.
The Reign is Going Green on Saturday, March 7! The Reign and the Frontier Project joined forces, and fans will experience an Eco-Village, have the opportunity to recycle old cell phones for Chuck-A-Pucks, and watch the Reign take the ice in specially designed green jerseys! The first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition green puck. The Reign will be auctioning off their game-worn jerseys after the game, with all proceeds benefitting the Frontier Project. The Foothill Communities New Generation Rotary Club will be hosting an electronic waste (E-Waste) recycling collection event in the parking lot of Citizens Business Bank Arena from 9 am – 4 pm.
Single game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, at all TicketMaster locations, or by calling (213) 480-3232.