TWTW: Reign Grab First AHL Victory in Commanding Fashion

Oct 12, 2015

The Week That Was…

The Ontario Reign opened their first American Hockey League (AHL) season in team history Saturday night, visiting an old rival, the Bakersfield Condors, at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California.

Captain Vincent LoVerde grabbed the first AHL goal in team history and Kris Newbury buried two goals and added an assist en route to a 5-0 victory. Goaltender Peter Budaj earned his 11th career AHL shutout stopping all 21 shots faced.

The Numbers:

  • Record: 1-0-0-0 (2nd Pacific Division, Tied-2nd Western Conference)
  • Home: 0-0-0-0
  • Away: 1-0-0-0
  • Last 10 Games: 1-0-0-0
  • Streak: 1-0-0-0
  • Goals: Kris Newbury (2) 
  • Assists: Six Players tied with one assist
  • Points: Kris Newbury (3)
  • Penalty Minutes: Ryan Horvat (5)
  • Power-Play Goals: Kris Newbury (1)
  • Power-Play Assists: Sean Backman, Vincent LoVerde (1) 
  • Power-Play Points: Kris Newbury, Sean Backman, Vincent LoVerde (1)
  • Shorthanded Goals: N/A
  • Shorthanded Assists: N/A
  • Shorthanded Points: N/A
  • Game-Winning Goals: Vincent LoVerde (1)
  • Wins: Peter Budaj (1)                          
  • GAA: Peter Budaj (0.00)                    
  • SPCT: Peter Budaj (1.000)

League Leaders:

  • Forward Kris Newbury is tied for third in the American Hockey League with two goals and tied for fourth with three points (two goals, one assist).
  • Goaltender Peter Budaj leads the AHL with a 0.00 goals-against average and 1.000 save percentage.
  • Defenseman Vincent LoVerde is tied for fourth among league blueliners with two points (one goal, one assist) and leads league defensemen with one game-winning goal.
  • The Ontario Reign power-play stands ninth in the AHL at 33.3 percent (one goal on three opportunities) while the penalty kill is tied for first at 100 percent (zero goals against on seven opportunities).
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