Salmon Kings Take Win In First of Reign’s Three-Game Road Series
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL Los Angeles Kings, was defeated by the Victoria Salmon Kings at Save-On Foods Memorial Centre. Victoria’s second win of the season saw 3,922 fans in the stands for the Wednesday evening match.
Victoria center Dirk Southern picked up his first goal of the season with his power play shot at 8:10 in the first period that sailed over goaltender Curtis Darling’s glove and into the back of the net. Defensemen Gary Gladue and Jimmy Sharrow, who made his first appearance with Victoria since signing with the club on Wednesday, registered the assists on what would be the game-winning goal for the Salmon Kings.
Forward Andy Brandt extended the Salmon Kings’ lead to two goals at 3:41 in the second period with assists from center Mike Hamilton and defenseman Mike Salekin.
Victoria netminder Matt Keetley saved all 35 shots he faced in his first game with the club since being re-assigned by the Abbotsford Heat (AHL) on Tuesday. Victoria claimed their second win of the season with a final score of Salmon Kings 2, Reign 0.
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1. VIC – Matt Keetley
2. ONT – Curtis Darling
3. VIC – Jimmy Sharrow
The Reign’s next home game is on Friday, November 20 at 7:30 pm against the Stockton Thunder. It’s Farmer John Friday with 2-for-1 hot dogs all night long, so be sure to come hungry. Also, all fans in attendance will receive a FREE oil change, compliments of Certified Transmission & Car Care.
Mark your calendars for our next specialty jersey night, brought to you by the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley! On Saturday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m., Ontario will take on the Stockton Thunder. Reign players will be wearing special one-of-a-kind jerseys with paw prints on them, so don't miss this post-game live auction. The proceeds will benefit animals cared for by the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley. Immediately following the post-game jersey auction, the Reign players will be on hand at Boston's Restaurant (4th & Milliken) for our first post-game player party. Come out and meet your Ontario Reign!