February 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laura Hendrick, Ontario Reign PR Intern
ONTARIO, Calif.- The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, have announced that forward Mike McKenzie has been recalled to the AHL by the Houston Aeros.
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McKenzie, 25, played just a few games in a Reign uniform after coming to the team from the AHL’s Houston Aeros on February 15. McKenzie scored his first and only goal with the Reign in the first game he played with the club against the Stockton Thunder.
Prior to the Reign, the Whitby, Ontario native spent equal time between the ECHL’s Florida Everblades and the Houston Aeros during the 2011-12 season. In Florida, McKenzie recorded 15 points (5g, 10a) in 19 games. With the Aeros, he tallied three points (1g, 2a) in 19 games.
During his rookie season the 6-foot, 190-pound forward split the 2010-11 season between the AHL and ECHL with the Charlotte Checkers and the Florida Everblades. In 14 games with the Checkers, McKenzie recorded a goal. With the Everblades, he earned 38 points (18g, 20a) in 55 games, finishing in second among Everblades rookies in scoring. McKenzie was named ECHL Rookie of the Month for the month of December 2010.
The Reign are back at home Wednesday, February 29 for the first of a five-game series against the Utah Grizzlies. This is an Oporto Fresh-Grilled Chicken Burgers $5 Wednesday, so be sure to stop by your local Oporto location (Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and now Glendora) to pick up your $5 ticket vouchers! No Purchase necessary.
The series continues at home on Friday, March 2 (7 pm) and Saturday March 3 (6 pm). The Silver Skater and Golden Goalie jersey participants, Vincent LoVerde, Derek Couture and J.F. Berube, will wear the specially designed jerseys that evening. Saturday’s game is the final of the three bobblehead giveaway nights presented by Progressive Energy Solutions, Inc.! Be sure to come to the game early and get your Shawn Germain bobblehead; only the first 3,000 fans through the doors will receive one.