February 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
REIGN CLIP CONDORS, 4-3
Jordan Morrison Scores Game-Winning Goal, Finishes With Two Points
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, defeated the Bakersfield Condors, 4-3, before 8,741 fans at Citizens Business Bank Arena Saturday night.
Chaz Johnson gave the Reign an early 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 7:01 of the first period. A pair of precision passes by Jordan Morrison and Shawn Collymore found Johnson parked low in the left circle and he snapped the puck into the net for his twelfth goal of the season. The Condors responded with a breakaway goal by Michael Gergen at 10:39.
Alex Bourret tallied his second goal of the season at 13:35 of the second, as he one-timed Collymore’s feed out of the right corner to retake the lead, 2-1. Kyle Kraemer netted his second unassisted goal in two nights to extend the Ontario lead to 3-1 at 16:49. Kraemer picked the puck up along the boards, stickhandled his way past defenseman Joey Ryan, then slid the puck around a sprawling Josh Tordjman. Vyacheslav Trukhno banked the puck off of Mike Zacharias’ back and into the net to cut the Reign lead to 3-2 at 19:12
A shorthanded goal by Adam Naglich at 3:51 of the third period tied the game at three, but Morrison scored a power-play goal at 8:32, as Tordjman was unable to control a rebound in the crease and Morrison managed to swat it in for what turned out to be the game winner, as Ontario held on for the 4-3 win.
Zacharias turned aside 29 shots for his first win of the season with the Reign, while Tordjman made 35 saves in the loss.
Tonight’s three stars were:
1) ONT – Jordan Morrison
2) ONT – Alex Bourret
3) BAK – Vyacheslav Trukhno
Complete scoring summary available by clicking here.
The Reign continues its homestand Wednesday, February 9 with a game against the Stockton Thunder. It's 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).
Friday, February 11, the Reign begins a three-game series against the ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks, the Elmira Jackals. The cross-town rivalry between the Kings and Ducks goes cross-country, as the Jackals are the first ECHL Eastern Conference club to ever travel to the west coast. The Kings hold bragging rights in head-to-head play with the Ducks, so come out and cheer on your Reign as they look to earn the same.
Also on Friday is the Reign's third annual career fair from 1 – 4 p.m. prior to the game against the Jackals. The entry fee is $16 and includes a ticket for that evening’s 7 p.m. game. In between the career fair and the game, come out to Hooters Restaurant for the Reign's pre-game rally that starts at 5 p.m.
The 7 p.m. game against the Jackals on Saturday, February 12 is Affiliate Jersey Night, sponsored by IceTown of Riverside. Reign players will be wearing the jerseys of their NHL affiliate, the Los Angeles Kings. These limited-edition jerseys, along with signed Kings alumni jerseys (Robitaille #20, Brown #23, Kopitar #1, Johnson #3 and Doughty #8), Kings tickets to pair with each Reign and Kings jersey, a Carnival Cruise and much more, will be auctioned off immediately following the game with proceeds to benefit the Jr. Reign Hockey Club. In addition, the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Luc Robitaille bobblehead, so be sure to arrive early and stay for the post-game live jersey auction.
Sunday, February 13, the Reign and Jackals end the three-game series with a 5 p.m. puck drop at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Wednesday, February 16th 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 (Baseline & Day Creek location).
Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at ticketmaster.com.