March 19, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
Reign Drop Game to Condors, 5-2
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, lost 5-2 to the Bakersfield Condors before a crowd of 5,509 at Rabobank Arena Saturday night.
Justin Taylor and Alex Bourret Each Score for Ontario
Justin Taylor put the Reign up 1-0 just 43 seconds into the contest. Shawn Germain’s shot hit Bakersfield goaltender Jim Watt in the chest and fell to the crease, where Taylor poked it in for his eighth goal of the season. Vyacheslav Trukhno’s 5-on-3 power-play goal at 6:32 tied the game at one.
Adam Naglich gave the Condors a 2-1 lead with a short-handed goal at 3:18 of the second period. Alex Bourret’s goal at 19:03 tied the game at two. Bourret moved into the low slot and hammered home Kyle Kraemer’s feed from the end wall for his 10th goal of the season. However, the Condors regained the lead 11 seconds later on a disputed goal by Joel Broda. The goal light came on, but there was no signal from the referee. After some discussion, officials ruled it a goal and Bakersfield went to the intermission leading 3-2.
Broda and Trukhno each scored their second goals of the game in the third period, and the Condors went on to defeat the Reign by a final score of 5-2.
Beau Erickson turned aside 39 shots in the loss while Jim Watt got the win in his first professional start with 23 saves.
To view the box score, click here.
To view current Pacific Division and league standings, click here.
1. BAK – Joel Broda
2. BAK – Jim Watt
3. BAK – Erik Burgdoerfer
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!
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.
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.