February 8, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Reign Battle Back to Beat Wranglers 4-3
Third-Period Comeback Extends Win Streak to Seven Games
ONTARIO, Calif. - The Ontario Reign (27-14-2-2), proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, scored three unanswered goals in the final 14:03 of regulation for a 4-3 victory over the Pacific Division-leading Las Vegas Wranglers (30-15-1-3) before 6,416 Wednesday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. It was the Reign's second come-from-behind win in as many games.
Kyle Kraemer fronted Ontario a 1-0 lead with his 11th goal of the season as he got behind defenseman Channing Boe and finished off a 2-on-1 with Bill Bagron 2:23 into the opening stanza. Las Vegas tied the game less than two minutes later on a goal by Ryan Weston.
Sean Wiles scored twice in the second period to give the Wranglers a 3-1 lead going into the second intermission. Wiles netted his first goal with a point shot through traffic at 9:19. The second came on a wrist shot from the low circle at 14:09. Jean-Francois Berube appeared to be screened on both goals.
Ontario’s third-period comeback started as Tristan King tallied his third goal in two games 5:57 into the frame to cut the Las Vegas lead to 3-2. The rebound from Kraemer’s shot dropped into the crease and King pushed the loose puck across the goal line. Las Vegas opened the door for Ontario with a holding penalty at 11:58 and a double-minor for high-sticking at 12:22. The Reign couldn’t convert the two-man advantage, but Chris Huxley threw a floating wrist shot toward the net which found its way past goaltender Mitch O’Keefe to tie the game 3-3 with the second penalty still on the board at 15:51. Kevin Estrada put home the winning marker with just over a minute left in regulation as he chipped a pass from Brady Calla over O’Keefe’s glove to give the Reign a 4-3 win.
Berube (8-8-1) won his third straight game with 23 saves on 26 shots, while O'Keefe (3-4-0) took the loss with 34 saves on 38 shots.
1) ONT- Kevin Estrada
2) LV - Sean Wiles
3) ONT- Kyle Kraemer
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The Reign play a two-game set against the Utah Grizzlies this Friday and Saturday. Be sure to enjoy Free Wing Fridays courtesy of Hooters. Bring your Reign ticket to Hooters within 24 hours of the game to receive five free wings.
Saturday's 6 p.m. game is David Walker Bobblehead night. The first 3,000 fans will receive a David Walker Bobblehead, sponsored by Progressive Energy Solutions.
Saturday is also a University of La Verne jersey auction with specialty jerseys going up for auction after the game. All proceeds benefit the University of La Verne Scholarship Foundation. Citizens Business Bank Arena will be going green and fans can enjoy tips on how everyone can go green.
Call 909-941-PUCK (7825) or visit www.ontarioreign.com today for tickets to Reign home games.