December 30, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Reign Add to Blue Line
Sean Murray's Arrival Gives Ontario Three Defensive Pairs
ONTARIO, Calif.- The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, announced the signing of rookie defenseman Sean Murray.
Murray, 24, began his professional career this season with the Louisiana IceGators of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) where he recorded 16 points (3g, 13a) and 45 penalty minutes in 23 games. The 6-foot-1, 195 pound blueliner was tied for fourth in points and assists for a defenseman in the SPHL before signing with Ontario. He helped lead Louisiana to a league-leading 25.4% power play success rate and was second among all skaters with 10 power-play assists.
The Burlington, Ontario native played three seasons of college hockey with Buffalo State between 2008 and 2011. Murray Tallied 18 points (3g, 15a) and 137 penalty minutes in 50 games. In the 2009-10 season, he recorded 79 penalty minutes to become third all-time in single-season penalty minutes for the Bengals.
Murray played 22 regular-season and eight playoff games in his only season of junior hockey with the Powell River Kings of the BCHL in 2007-08, registering a total of 14 points (2g, 12a) and 36 penalty minutes in 30 games.
The Ontario Reign invites fans to the first game of the new year on Jan. 3 against the Bakersfield Condors. It is a 2-for-1 Tuesday presented by State Farm so be sure to pick up vouchers at your local State Farm agent to receive two tickets for the price of one for this game! Also, stop by Chick-fil-A (Ontario Mills Parkway location) in your Reign gear to receive one free brownie.
Give the gift of hockey with a four game Holiday Plan, starting at $35, including at $25 gift card from Boston's Restaurant or other options. Call 909-941-PUCK (7825) or visit www.ontarioreign.com today.