December 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
ONTARIO DROPS GAME TO VICTORIA, 8-4, ON THE ROAD
Lane Caffaro Notches a Goal, Two Assists in Loss
VICTORIA, BC – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, was outscored 8-4 by the Victoria Salmon Kings in the teams' final meeting of the season on Wednesday. Lane Caffaro extended his goal-scoring streak to three games.
The Salmon Kings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Ryan Turek and Jeff Caister. Caffaro later cut Victoria’s lead in half with a wrist shot from the point.
After Victoria took a 3-1 lead early in the second on a goal by Chad Painchaud, Jeff Corey walked out from the left boards and fired a laser past Salmon King goaltender, David Shantz, to cut Victoria’s lead to 3-2.
The third period saw a combined seven goals scored between the clubs, but most of those went to the home team as Victoria tallied five goals to the Reign’s two, for a final score of 8-4.
Brett O’Malley got his third goal of the season with an assist by Caffaro and Alex Bourret netted his first goal of the season while the Reign was shorthanded. Former Reign forward Tim Kraus registered his first goal of the season and Painchaud scored twice to complete the hat trick.
Shantz made 27 saves to earn the win, while Kellen Briggs stopped 37 shots in the loss.
Tonight's three stars were:
1. VIC - Chad Painchaud
2. VIC - Rob Hennigar
3. VIC - Matt Stefanishion
Complete scoring summary available byclicking here.
Ontario heads to Alaska for games against the Aces Friday and Saturday before returning home for a four-game home stand beginning Wednesday, January 5th with a game against the Bakersfield Condors.
The game against the Condors is a Buffalo Wings & Rings $5 Wednesday! Upper level tickets are only $5 (not including facility fees). This offer is only available by picking up a ticket voucher at Buffalo Wings & Rings (Baseline & Day Creek).
The Reign face-off against the Utah Grizzlies on Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th. The first 3,000 fans in attendance at Saturday's game will receive a limited edition Bud Holloway bobblehead, so be sure to arrive early!
Saturday also features a post-game player party at Boston's Pizza (4th & Milliken location) immediately following the game. Come out, meet your favorite Reign players, and enjoy 15% off of your bill (excluding alcohol) when you show your ticket stub from the game against Utah.
Ontario concludes its home stand Wednesday the 12th against the Alaska Aces with another Buffalo Wings & Rings $5 Wednesday! Upper level tickets are only $5 (not including facility fees). This offer is only available by picking up a ticket voucher at Buffalo Wings & Rings (Baseline & Day Creek).
Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at ticketmaster.com.