February 1, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
REIGN LOSE TO STEELHEADS, 2-1 IN OVERTIME
James McEwan Nets First Goal of Season
BOISE, Idaho – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to the Idaho Steelheads before 3,261 at Qwest Arena Tuesday night.
James McEwan got the scoring started at 4:23 of the first period with his first goal of the season. Steelhead goaltender, Tyler Beskorowany, misplayed the puck behind his net and McEwan tapped Aaron Lewadniuk’s pass into a wide-open cage. The Steelheads tied it on a goal by Geoff Irwin at 18:03.
The first-period goals held up through regulation and the game went to overtime. Mike Zacharias made several brilliant saves, including a point-blank stop on Marty Flichel, but Aki Seitsonen finally got one by him to win it with just five seconds left in the extra frame.
Zacharias made 33 saves while Beskorowany turned aside 21.
Tonight’s three stars were:
1) IDH – Aki Seitsonen
2) IDH – Geoff Irwin
3) ONT – Mike Zacharias
Complete scoring summary available by clicking here.
The Reign closes out its road trip Friday in Bakersfield against the Condors before returning to Ontario on Saturday, February 5th to face the Condors on home ice.
Saturday, February 5th is Fire on Ice III. The Ontario Fire Department will play the New York Fire Department in a charity hockey game at 2:00 PM, benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There will be a Firehouse Chili Cook-Off and BBQ at the arena at 4:00 PM. Your ticket is good for both games!
A post-game player party will be held at Boston's Pizza (4th & Milliken location) immediately following the match. Come out, meet your favorite Reign players, and enjoy 15% off of your bill (excluding alcohol) when you show your ticket stub from the match against Bakersfield.
Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at ticketmaster.com.