October 15th, 2011, 10:10 PM #1
Reign 3, Stockton 2, shootout.
Darcy Kuemper was victorious in his ECHL debut and Geoff Irwin's forehand past Olivier Roy was the game-winner in the Reign's first win of the season Saturday night.C.J. Stretch and Steven Tarasuk also scored shootout goals for the Reign (1-1),...
October 15th, 2011, 10:29 PM #2
Reign Defeat Thunder, 3-2, in Shootout
Irwin's Goal in 11th Round Seals Ontario Win
Ontario, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, defeated the Stockton Thunder, 3-2, in an 11-round shootout. New Reign goaltender, Darcy Kuemper won his debut match, as he turned aside nine of the 11 Thunder shootout chances.
The game was scoreless heading toward the second intermission when Bill Bagron opened the scoring for the Reign. Dylan Yeo rounded the Thunder net and backhanded a pass to Bagron in the slot, who one-timed it over the glove of Stockton goaltender, Olivier Roy at 16:12. Francois Brisebois’ power-play goal with just four seconds left in the period gave Ontario a 2-0 lead. Derek Couture threw the puck at the Thunder net and Brisebois was there to put in the rebound. Bagron also had an assist on the play.
Stockton turned the tables on the Reign in the third period with an even-strength goal by Kevin Baker at 7:30 and a power-play goal by Dan Ringwald at 11:14 to tie the contest at two. Neither team could light the lamp in regulation or the overtime period, and the game went to a shootout.
C.J. Stretch and Steven Tarasuk each scored for the Reign, but the Thunder kept pace until the eleventh round when Geoff Irwin went low on Roy's stick side for what turned out to be the game winner.
Kuemper made 28 saves on 30 shots for the win, while Roy stopped 33 of 35 in the loss.
To view the box score, click here.
1) ONT – Geoff Irwin
2) ONT – Bill Bagron
3) STK – Kevin Baker
The Reign will return on home ice on Friday, October 28. Be sure to bring a new toy ($10 value) that night to donate to the Children's Fund and receive a ticket voucher for a future Reign game with each donation. Saturday, October 29 is Affiliate Night, your ticket is good for both the LA Kings Alumni game at 3:00 p.m. and the Reign game at 6:00 p.m. The Reign players will be wearing LA Kings inspired jerseys during the game, sponsored by Icetown and they will be auctioned off immediately following the game to benefit youth hockey. Be sure to dress up in your Halloween costume, as there will be a contest for the best one (adult masks will not be allowed)!
Correction from previous releases: Boy Scout Night is scheduled for Friday, November 18.
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October 15th, 2011, 10:52 PM #3
11 round shootout was INTENSE