March 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laura Hendrick, Ontario Reign PR Intern
ONTARIO, Calif.- The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, announce that forward, Ian Boots, has been placed on waivers.
Reign Place Rookie Forward on Waivers
Ian Boots leaves Ontario
Boots, 25, signed with Ontario on March 23 but did not play with the team. The Oswega State athlete joined the Reign after taking his team to the Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship; where they received the runner-up trophy. The forward recorded 28 points (13g, 15a) in 30 games, leading all seniors on the team with Oswega this season. Boots, the team’s alternate captain, was named to the 2012 NCAA All-Tournament Team.
During the 2010-11 season, the 5-10, 180-pounder played his first season with Oswego State in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. During this season he earned a spot on the All-SUNYAC First Team and All-America East Second Team leading his team in all offensive categories. A native of Akwesanse, New York, Boots was honored as Oswego State Athlete of the Week for January 3, 2011 and SUNYAC Player of the Week for February 20, 2011.
From 2008-10 Boots played in the CCHA for Ohio State recording a two-season total of 29 points (10g, 19a) in 50 appearances including two, three-point games in his college debut season.
Boots played a season of junior level hockey in the CJHL between the Cornwall Colts and Brockville Braves for a total of 54 games earning 74 points (33g, 41a).
This week,forward Matt Tassone returned to the ice for the first time in 45 games and defenseman Alan Mazur made his return to the blueline after missing 12 games.
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