February 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
REIGN FALL TO THUNDER, 4-3
Bourret, Hill, and Kraemer Each Record One Goal, One Assist
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, fell to the Stockton Thunder, 4-3, before 5,797 fans at Citizens Business Bank Arena Sunday evening.
Stockton put up the initial point of the game with a goal by Chris Lawrence at 1:48 of the opening period. Alex Bourret responded with his second goal in as many nights at 3:55. Jordan Hill’s stretch pass put Bourret on a breakaway which he converted with a low snap shot to tie it at one. Jordan Fulton’s goal at 6:22 re-established a one-goal lead for Stockton, 2-1.
Jordan Foreman made it a 3-1 Thunder lead at 14:29 of the second period with a short-handed goal, but drew a delay of game penalty just seconds later and the Reign capitalized on the two-man advantage. Kyle Kraemer tipped Hill’s pass past Thunder netminder Dan Tormey at 15:30 to cut the Stockton lead to 3-2.
The Reign and Thunder traded power-play goals early in the third, with Lawrence scoring for Stockton 39 seconds into the frame and Hill answering with a one-timer at 5:24. However, it was as close as the Reign would get, as they fell to the Thunder by a score of 4-3.
Mike Zacharias stopped 34 shots in the loss, while Tormey turned aside 26 for the win..
Tonight’s three stars were:
1) STK – Chris Lawrence
2) ONT – Jordan Hill
3) ONT – Kyle Kraemer
Complete scoring summary available by clicking here.
Join the Reign on a 3-Day "Ontario Reign Hockey Fan Cruise"! Celebrate a long weekend in style by taking a 3-Day cruise to Ensenada, Mexico with fellow Reign Fans! Enjoy private cocktail parties and a VIP Party! Only $50 deposit per person is required to secure your reservation. Visit the Connection to Cruise Web site at ConnectionToCruise.com for more information or to sign-up.
Tuesday, March 1, fans will have a chance to connect with Reign players on a different level at the Tip-A-Player charity event that will be held at Buffalo Wings & Rings. Tips and other money collected will benefit the Hope Reigns Foundation. Players will take over as restaurant staff and bring food and drinks to the fans. Be sure to save the date!
The Reign returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena Wednedsay, March 9 to begin a three-game home stand with a 7 p.m. game against the Idaho Steelheads. The game 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 (Base Line & Day Creek location).
Ontario welcomes the Las Vegas Wranglers for a pair of 7 p.m. games Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th. The fun kicks off with a Hooters pre-game rally at 5 p.m. at the Hooters Restaurant located at 725 N. Milliken in Ontario then continues at the arena with a "Beat Las Vegas" Cap Night, sponsored by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive "Beat Las Vegas" Cap #6 (in a series of seven), so be sure to arrive early!
Saturday's game is Go Green & Teacher Appreciation Night, sponsored by the University of La Verne! Reign players will be wearing special edition jerseys that will be auctioned off immediately following the match against Las Vegas. Proceeds will benefit the University of La Verne.
Also on Saturday, Luc Robitaille and a host of other Los Angeles Kings Alumni will play a game against the Ontario Fire Department at 4 p.m. Your ticket is good for both games.
Saturday is also a "Beat Las Vegas" Cap Night, sponsored by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive "Beat Las Vegas" Cap #7 (the last in the series), so be sure to arrive early!
A post-game player party will be held at Boston's Pizza (4th & Milliken location) immediately following the match. Come out, meet your favorite Reign players, and enjoy 15% off of your bill (excluding alcohol) when you show your ticket stub from the match against Las Vegas.
Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at ticketmaster.com.