September 6, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
Reign Sign Irwin To Contract
Irwin to Skate for Reign in 2011-12
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, have locked down forward Geoff Irwin for the 2011-12 season. The Reign had acquired Irwin's rights from the Idaho Steelheads last month in exchange for the rights to center Aaron Lewadniuk.
Irwin, 26, was sixth in team scoring with 25 points (13g, 12a) in 57 games for the Steelheads in his rookie season. One of his 13 goals was an overtime game-winner in the final seconds of overtime to beat Bakersfield on February 9 at Qwest Arena in Boise. Irwin’s gritty play earned him the respect of his teammates last season, as they voted him Idaho’s Unsung Hero.
The Victoria, BC native played eight games with Idaho in 2009-10 after four years at Minnesota State University, Mankato (WCHA). He he recorded 84 points (32g, 52a) in his 143 game college career and totaled 185 points (88g, 97a) in his three seasons of BCHL junior hockey, one season each with the Cowichan Valley Capitals, Prince George Spruce Kings, and Burnaby Express. Irwin scored 14 goals and 16 assists in 20 playoff games with the Express in 2006, as he and his teammates won the BCHL championship Fred Page Cup and the Canadian Junior A championship Royal Bank Cup.
Remember that the Reign’s regular season opener is Friday, October 14, 2011. Season tickets are on sale now, with mini-plans starting as low as $85. Call us today to secure the best seats in the arena, as you won’t want to miss a minute of the action! Call (909) 941-PUCK (7825) or visit us on the web at www.ontarioreign.com.
- www.ontarioreign.com –