TWTW: Reign Start Season on Hot StreakOct 19, 2015
The Week That Was…
The Ontario Reign completed their season-opening three-game road trip last week with a pair of contests against the Manitoba Moose at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for a week record of 2-0-0-0 and an overall standing of 3-0-0-0.
On Thursday, forward Michael Mersch scored twice and forward Justin Auger and defenseman Jamie McBain added goals to defeat the Moose 4-1 in their home opener. Goaltender Peter Budaj earned his second win of the season making 16 saves.
Forward Valentin Zykov sent the Reign on a three-game winning streak with the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday night, taking down the Moose 1-0. Budaj registered the win and his second shutout of the season stopping all 20 shots faced.
- Record: 3-0-0-0 (2nd Pacific Division, Tied-2nd Western Conference)
- Home: 0-0-0-0
- Away: 3-0-0-0
- Last 10 Games: 3-0-0-0
- Streak: 3-0-0-0
- Goals: Kris Newbury, Michael Mersch (2)
- Assists: Sean Backman (3)
- Points: Kris Newbury (4)
- Penalty Minutes: Ryan Horvat (12)
- Power-Play Goals: Kris Newbury, Valentin Zykov (1)
- Power-Play Assists: Sean Backman (2)
- Power-Play Points: Sean Backman, Kris Newbury (2)
- Shorthanded Goals: N/A
- Shorthanded Assists: N/A
- Shorthanded Points: N/A
- Game-Winning Goals: Vincent LoVerde, Justin Auger, Valentin Zykov (1)
- Wins: Peter Budaj (3)
- GAA: Peter Budaj (0.32)
- SPCT: Peter Budaj (.983)
- Forward Ryan Horvat is tied for the AHL lead with two major penalties.
- Forward Michael Mersch leads the AHL with 20 shots.
- Goaltender Peter Budaj is third in the league with a 0.32 goals-against average and .983 save percentage. Budaj is on top of the AHL with two shutouts.