The Ontario Reign pushed their season-opening winning streak to five contests and celebrated Opening Weekend at Citizens Business Bank Arena with a pair of wins over the Bakersfield Condors and San Jose Barracuda for a week record of 2-0-0-0 and an overall record of 5-0-0-0.
In front of a sellout crowd of 9,491 on Friday night, the Reign erased a 3-0 Condors lead with four goals in two minutes and 42 seconds and cruised to a 5-4 victory in the first AHL game in Inland Empire history. Forward Valentin Zykov netted two goals and forward Kris Newbury added a goal and an assist.
On Saturday, goaltender Peter Budaj grabbed his third shutout of the season making 24 saves in a 3-0 triumph over San Jose. Forwards Andrew Crescenzi, Adrian Kempe and Michael Mersch buried goals and forward Sean Backman sent his assist streak to five games (six assists).
Advocare Weekly Champion:
Goaltender Peter Budaj