October 29, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
Reign Earn Point in 4-3 Overtime Loss to Eagles
Derek Couture Scores Twice
Ontario, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, lost to the Colorado Eagles 4-3 in overtime before 5,203 at Citizens Business Bank Arena Saturday Night.
The teams made it through most of the first period before Derek Couture, playing in his 348th professional game, fronted Ontario a 1-0 lead at 15:34. Couture crashed the paint in pursuit of a rebound and battled until the he lit the lamp. The veteran right winger slammed home his second goal at 19:31, as C.J. Stretch wheeled around the back of the Colorado net and fed Couture for the one-timer.
Colorado defenseman, Jon Landry, cut the Ontario lead to 2-1 at 4:41 of the second period before Dylan Yeo went end-to-end to score the Reign’s first short-handed goal of the season at 9:36. Yeo neutralized a Colorado threat in the Ontario zone, outskated two Eagles defenders and wristed a shot over Kyle Jones’ blocker to re-establish the Reign’s two goal lead, 3-1.
Colorado’s power play came to life in the third period, as Aaron Schneekloth’s goal at 3:19 pulled the Eagles within one and Aaron Slattengren’s goal at 8:33 tied the game at three. The match went into overtime and Slattengren came through again with the game-winner at 2:47.
Jones stopped 34 shots to earn the win, while Jean-Sebastian Berube notched a tie with 23 saves.
To view the box score, click here.
1) COL – Aaron Slattengren
2) ONT – Derek Couture
3) COL – Jack Combs
The Reign hit the road for a pair of games in Colorado before returning home Tuesday, November 08 to face the Bakersfield Condors. The game is a "State Farm 2-for-1 Tuesday" - visit a local State Farm agent today to pick up your 2-for-1 ticket voucher. Fans can bring their State Farm vouchers to the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office to redeem them for a Tuesday night Reign game. Wednesdesday, November 16 is our first "$5 Ticket Oporto Fresh-Grilled Chicken Wednesdays." Go to any Oporto Fresh-Grilled Chicken Burgers location (Ontario & Rancho Cucamonga) any Sunday through Wednesday until 3/21/12 and purchase a specially priced $5 Bondi Burger Meal to receive your ticket vouchers (Limit 4 vouchers per meal).
For tickets please call us at (909) 941-PUCK (7825) or visit us online at www.OntarioReign.com.