March 17, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
Reign Defeat Wranglers, 4-2
Lewadniuk and Taylor Each Record One Goal, One Assist
LAS VEGAS, NV – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, beat the Las Vegas Wranglers 4-2 before a crowd of 2,579 at the Orleans Arena Thursday night.
The Wranglers took a 1-0 lead at 12:48 of the first period, as Kevin Schaeffer threw the puck at the net and it got by a screened Jase Weslosky.
Ontario took a 3-1 lead with three goals in under eight minutes in the second period. Aaron Lewadniuk led it off with his 15th goal of the season at 1:20, as he fired off a shot and then backhanded his own rebound past Michael Ouzas. Kyle Kraemer sliced between two defenders and slid the puck into the net for his 14th goal of the year just 81 seconds later. Shawn Germain tallied his third goal of the season when he snapped a feed from Lewadniuk into the net at 9:04. Las Vegas cut the Ontario lead to 3-2 on a late goal by Colin Long.
Weslosky turned aside all nine Las Vegas shots in the third period and Justin Taylor added an empty-net goal, and the Reign went on to win it, 4-2.
Weslosky made 27 saves in his second consecutive win with the Reign, while Ouzas took the loss with 32 saves.
To view the box score, click here.
To view current Pacific Division and league standings, click here.
1. ONT – Aaron Lewadniuk
2. LV – Michael Ouzas
3. ONT – Jase Weslosky
This year’s post-season dinner and jersey auction will be held on Sunday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel Claremont. Enjoy dinner with the players and support the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital when you bid on warm-up jerseys worn by the team this season. The cost of the dinner is only $25 per person, and space is limited. Call (909) 941-PUCK (7825) to make your reservation today!
The Reign is back on home ice on Wednesday, March 30 when they face-off against the Bakersfield Condors at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at ticketmaster.com.