ONTARIO WINS SECOND STRAIGHT IN IDAHO, 3-2
Alex Bourret Extends Point Streak with Two Assists
BOISE, Idaho – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, beat the Idaho Steelheads 3-2 before a crowd of 5,044 at Qwest Arena Friday night.
Kyle Kraemer’s power-play goal put the Reign up 1-0 at 13:17 of the first period, as he fired Justin Taylor’s pass into the top shelf of the net for his 15th goal of the season.
The teams played back-and-forth hockey in the third period. Aaron Lewadniuk gave Ontario a 2-0 lead with a power-play goal at 3:44, but Mark Derlago responded at 8:21 to cut the Reign lead to 2-1. Ontario re-established a two-goal lead with the man advantage at 9:27, as Bourret’s pass through the slot found Jordan Morrison all alone to snap it into a wide-open net to make it 3-1. Marty Flichel cut the Ontario lead to 3-2 at 13:13. However, the Reign shut down the Idaho offense for the rest of the period, and held on for the 3-2 win.
Beau Erickson earned the win with 30 saves, while Dusty Carlson stopped 20 shots in the loss.
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1. IDH – Mark Derlago
2. ONT – Alex Bourret
3. IDH – Evan Barlow
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. Call (909) 941-PUCK (7825) to make your reservation today!
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 is back on home ice on Wednesday, March 30 when they face-off against the Bakersfield Condors 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.