Curtis Darling saved 27 of 28 shots faced
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL Los Angeles Kings, were shutout by the Alaska Aces, 2-0, Friday evening before a season high of 6,145 fans at Sullivan Arena.
The first two periods yielded no goals for either club and Ontario did not cause any penalties until the third period. The Reign had some great chances throughout the game including three shots that hit the post.
Alaska broke the scoreless game at 13:22 in the third period when forward Eric Boguniecki slide the puck past Ontario netminder Curtis Darling. Forward Nick Mazzolini and defenseman Bryan Miller assisted on the game winning goal.
Ontario decided to pull Curtis Darling for an extra attacker and the Aces capitalized on the empty net. With less than two minutes left in the third period, forward Brock McBride was awarded an empty net goal when he was heading toward the net with the puck and was knocked down by Ontario defenseman Mike Egener. Ontario kept the net vacant and continued to try to score but came up empty handed. The Aces took the game and broke Ontario’s 10 game point streak with a final score of Aces 2, Reign 0.
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1. AK – Scott Reid
2. AK – Eric Boguniecki
3. AK – Brock McBride
On Friday, March 19th, the Reign will be facing-off against the Idaho Steelheads at 7:30 p.m. for the first match in a three-game, back-to-back home series. It’s also Farmer John 2-for-1 hot dog night and free oil change Friday sponsored by Certified Transmission & Car Care.
Saturday, March 20th is Military Appreciation Night, sponsored by the University of La Verne. The Reign players will be wearing specialty military jerseys that will be auctioned off immediately following the game, with proceeds benefitting the University of La Verne scholarship program. All military personnel can purchase specially-priced tickets (with valid military identification) by calling the Reign front office at (909) 941-PUCK (7825).