REIGN BEAT JACKALS 5-4 IN SHOOTOUT
Johnson and Collymore Score a Pair of Goals Each
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, beat the Elmira Jackals 5-4 in a shootout before 5,643 fans at Citizens Business Bank Arena Friday night. Chaz Johnson and Shawn Collymore each scored twice, and Jordan Morrison recorded three assists and a shootout goal.
The Reign was first to strike, as Johnson worked a give-and-go with Morrison and finished it with his 13th goal of the season at 2:14 of the first period. Ontario had gone five consecutive games without giving up a power-play goal, but the streak was ended by Michael Dubuc who tied the game at one at 9:38. Collmore gave the Reign a 2-1 lead, as he picked up a loose puck and lifted it high over Garrett Zemlak’s blocker to record his 13th goal of the season. Elmira tied it at two on a goal by Patrick Coulombe at 19:22.
After a scoreless second period, Andrew Sweetland gave the Jackals a 3-2 lead at 5:22 of the third. Johnson drew the Reign even at three with his second goal of the game at 12:07. Justin Taylor set Johnson up at the top of the right circle for a one-timer that beat Zemlak. Elmira and Ontario again traded goals. Sweetland put the Jackals up 4-3 at 14:21 before Collymore’s wrist shot found the back of the net to tie it at 16:10.
Neither team scored in the overtime session, and the game went to a shootout. Beau Erickson stopped four of the five Elmira challengers, while Morrison and Taylor each converted their opportunities, and the Reign beat the Jackals by a final score of 5-4.
Erickson saved 29 for the win and Zemlak saved 20 for the loss.
Tonight’s three stars were:
1) ONT – Chaz Johnson
2) ELM – Andrew Sweetland
3) ONT – Shawn Collymore
Complete scoring summary available by clicking here.
The Reign continues its homestand Saturday, February 12 with Affiliate Jersey Night, sponsored by IceTown of Riverside. Reign players will be wearing the jerseys of their NHL affiliate, the Los Angeles Kings. These limited-edition jerseys, along with signed Kings alumni jerseys (Robitaille #20, Brown #23, Kopitar #1, Johnson #3 and Doughty #8), Kings tickets to pair with each Reign and Kings jersey, a Carnival Cruise and much more, will be auctioned off immediately following the game with proceeds to benefit the Jr. Reign Hockey Club. In addition, the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Luc Robitaille bobblehead, so be sure to arrive early and stay for the post-game live jersey auction.
Sunday, February 13, the Reign and Jackals end the three-game series with a 5 p.m. puck drop at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Wednesday, February 16th 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 location).
Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at ticketmaster.com.