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Stockton, CA – Forward Phillippe Maillet recorded his first multi-point performance and forward Mike Amadio added a goal and an assist to push the Ontario Reign (36-20-10-0) past the Stockton Heat (33-25-6-2) with a 3-2 overtime win at Stockton Arena Wednesday night.
The Heat opened the scoring early in the first period as forward Garnet Hathaway slipped past the defenseman and beat Reign netminder Jeff Zatkoff (W, 31 saves on 33 shots) over the glove at 2:05.
Reign forward Mike Amadio turned around the momentum early in the second period, slipping in his 15 goal of the season at 1:21 from forward Philippe Maillet. Moments later, Maillet setup Adrian Kempe for his 12 goal of the campaign, beating Heat goalie David Rittich (OTL, 25 saves on 28 shots) under the blocker at 7:48.
Heat forward Andrew Mangiapane reset the contest and eventually set up overtime on the power play at 13:07 of the third period, knocking a rebound past Zatkoff. In the extra skate, Maillet pulled away with a loose puck inside his own zone and broke away for the game-winning goal at 2:11 with help from Amadio. The Reign finished the game 0-for-2 on the power play while the Heat went 1-for-3.
Celebrate the 2016-17 season and push the Reign into the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs on Fan Appreciation Night on Friday, April 14 against the San Diego Gulls at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Friday is $2 Bud Light Friday! The first 9,000 fans receive a Smart Solar Power clapper! Be sure to purchase your Jersey Off Their Back raffle ticket benefiting the Hope Reigns Foundation for a chance to win a game-worn jersey from your favorite player right after the game!
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