November 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
6-2 Victory in Colorado is Milestone for Reign
Ontario Records 100th Regular-Season Franchise Win
Loveland, CO – The Ontario Reign (4-2-1-0), proud affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, defeated the Colorado Eagles (4-4-0-0) 6-2 before 5,289 at the Budweiser Events Center Saturday night. Derek Couture tallied a goal and an assist in the 350th game of his professional career and goaltender Jean-Francois Berube recorded his first ECHL victory.
Colorado took an early lead, as Chad Costello beat Berube 1:16 into play to give the Eagles a 1-0 advantage. Matt Tassone answered for Ontario at 16:09 with a shot that slipped in just under the crossbar to tie the game at one. The teams were headed into the first intermission at a draw, but Adam Chorneyko slapped a knuckleball over Berube’s shoulder with just nine-tenths of a second on the clock to put the Eagles up 2-1 at the break.
Like last night, the Reign offense ignited in the second period. Tassone recorded his second goal of the game at 5:46, as he redirected Geoff Irwin’s shot past Chris Carrozzi to even things up at two. C.J. Stretch jammed home a rebound at 9:58 to give Ontario its first lead of the contest and Irwin extended the Reign’s lead to 4-2 at 14:18.
Couture and Francois Brisebois each scored their fourth goals of the season in the third period to seal the win for Ontario. Berube turned aside 25 of 27 Colorado shots for the win, while Carrozzi got the loss with 29 saves on 35 shots.
To view the box score, click here.
1) ONT – Geoff Irwin
2) ONT – Matt Tassone
3) COL – Chad Costello
The Reign return home Tuesday to face the Bakersfield Condors. The game is a "State Farm 2-for-1 Tuesday" - visit a local State Farm agent today to pick up your 2-for-1 ticket voucher. Fans can bring their State Farm vouchers to the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office to redeem them for a Tuesday night Reign game. Wednesdesday, November 16 is our first "$5 Ticket Oporto Fresh-Grilled Chicken Wednesdays." Go to any Oporto Fresh-Grilled Chicken Burgers location (Ontario & Rancho Cucamonga) any Sunday through Wednesday until 3/21/12 and purchase a specially priced $5 Bondi Burger Meal to receive your ticket vouchers (Limit 4 vouchers per meal).
For tickets please call us at (909) 941-PUCK (7825) or visit us online at www.OntarioReign.com.