TWTW: Reign Split a PairNov 16, 2015
The Week That Was…
The Ontario Reign crossed paths with the San Jose Barracuda and Bakersfield Condors last week, grabbing a week record of 1-1-0-0 and sent their over standing to 8-2-2-0.
On Wednesday, Veterans Day, the Reign celebrated Military Appreciation Night presented by Ontario International Airport benefiting Bob Hope USO Ontario in front of a rowdy crowd of 7,424 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Defenseman Kurtis MacDermid recorded his first professional goal and forwardSean Backman buried the game-winning tally to send the Reign over the Barracuda 2-1 and push their winning streak to three contests. Goalie Peter Budaj earned his league-leading eighth win of the season making 16 saves.
The Condors denied the Reign their fourth-straight victory with a 3-0 decision on Saturday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California. Forward Michael Mersch led the team with five shots on goal and netminder Ray Emery suffered the loss making 22 saves.
- Record: 8-2-2-0 (2nd Place, Pacific Division, 3rd in Western Conference)
- Home: 4-0-2-0
- Away: 4-2-0-0
- Last 10 Games: 6-2-2-0
- Streak: 0-1-0-0
- Goals: Michael Mersch (6)
- Assists: Sean Backman (9)
- Points: Sean Backman (11)
- Penalty Minutes: Ryan Horvat (37)
- Power-Play Goals: Adrian Kempe (3)
- Power-Play Assists: Sean Backman (5)
- Power-Play Points: Sean Backman (6)
- Shorthanded Goals: N/A
- Shorthanded Assists: N/A
- Shorthanded Points: N/A
- Game-Winning Goals: Valentin Zykov, Sean Backman (2)
- Wins: Peter Budaj (8)
- GAA: Peter Budaj (1.28)
- SPCT: Peter Budaj (.947)
- Forward Sean Backman is tied for sixth in the American Hockey League with five power-play assists.
- Forward Ryan Horvat is tied for the league lead with five major penalties.
- Forward Michael Mersch leads the AHL with 60 shots.
- Goaltender Peter Budaj is first in the league with a 1.28 goals-against average (GAA), .947 save percentage and four shutouts and tied for first with eight wins. He currently stands fifth in the league with 607:48 minutes played.
- Forward Valentin Zykov is tied for first among AHL rookies with two game-winning goals.
- Forward Adrian Kempe is tied for 19th among first-year players with eight points (four goals, four assists).
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