Ontario Closes Out Road Series
VICTORIA, BC, Canada – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL Los Angeles Kings and AHL Manchester Monarchs, was defeated by the Victoria Salmon Kings Sunday afternoon in front of 5,547 fans at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
It took 23:37 for the first puck to find the back of the net in the match. Victoria left wing Scott Howe picked up the rebound from center Adam Taylor’s bid and lifted it past Ontario goaltender Jeff Zatkoff. Right wing Wes Goldie registered the secondary assist, and the Salmon Kings were on the board with a 1-0 lead.
While on a power play less than four minutes later, right wing Jon Rheault tipped in center Tim Kraus’ shot from the point to tie up the game. Defenseman David Walker notched the secondary assist on the play, and the teams headed into the third period tied with one goal each.
The score remained tied until 15:53 in the final period of play. Salmon Kings right wing Brady Leavold threw a shot on goal that was saved by Zatkoff. The rebound came back out to his stick and Leavold slid the puck into the net. Defenseman Matt Kelly and center Chris St. Jacques notched the assists, and Victoria took a 2-1 lead with just over four minutes left to play. With 42 seconds remaining, Ontario pulled Zatkoff for the extra attacker. The Salmon Kings capitalized on the empty net and their power play with one second remaining in the third. Adam Taylor tossed the puck into the untended goal off assists from Matt Kelly and netminder Julien Ellis. Victoria won the match with a final score of Salmon Kings 3, Reign 1.
To view the box score, click here.
1. VIC – B. Leavold
2. ONT – J. Zatkoff
3. VIC – T. Wedderburn
• Tim Kraus extended his assist streak to 4 games (5a) (3/11/09-3/15/09)
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Wednesday, March 18, the Reign is extending a special ticket offer to their fans. Upper level tickets are only $5, and lower level tickets are only $10! Please note, this price does not include a $3 facility fee, and is subject to availability. This offer is only available at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office.
Saturday, March 21 is Military Appreciation Night, presented by the Ontario USO! Come out and salute your armed forces and help raise money for the kids! Your Reign players will be wearing special military-themed jerseys, sponsored by Ice Town. These game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off after the game and a portion of the proceeds will go to Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. Be sure to arrive early as the military festivities will begin at 5:00 pm with miniature F-18's on display. All active and non-active military personnel with valid military ID can purchase any upper level seat for ONLY $6! This offer is good only for advanced purchase tickets, and is available by calling the Reign front office at (909)941-7825. **AN EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR THIS GAME!!**
Saturday, March 21 is also the third and final bobblehead giveaway night! The first 3,500 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Karl Taylor bobblehead!
Sunday, March 22, the Reign is honoring their fans on Fan Appreciation Night! All fans will have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the game! All season ticket, club view, and suite holders: make sure to come to today's game, as your name could be pulled as the winner of a game-worn jersey (you must be present to win)! The Reign players will be wearing their orange jerseys tonight and you will get the sweaters off their backs… that is, if your name is selected!
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