The game was scoreless until 10:26 of the third period when Scott Howes put Alaska up 1-0. Just fifteen seconds later, Michael Pelech scored his first goal of the season to even it up at 1-1. The goalies kept up their stellar play for the remainder of the game and forced overtime.
Momentum seemed to favor the Aces, but just thirty-nine seconds into overtime, Corey went coast-to-coast and beat Gerald Coalman to give the Reign a victory. Briggs saved 38 of 39 in the win, while Coleman took the loss with 12 saves in 14 shots.
Tonight’s three stars were:
1) ONT – Jeff Corey
2) ONT – Kellen Briggs
3) AK – Scott Howes
Ontario plays two more in Alaska before returning home to host the Victoria Salmon Kings on Friday, November 19th, followed by three games with the Las Vegas Wranglers.
Saturday, November 20th is Humane Society Jersey Night, sponsored by the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley. Reign players will be wearing one-of-a-kind jerseys that will be auctioned off immediately following the match against Las Vegas. Auction proceeds benefit the Humane Society of San Bernardino.
It's also "Beat Vegas" Cap Night, sponsored by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive "Beat Vegas" Cap #1 (in a series of seven), so be sure to arrive early!
A post-game player party will be held at Boston's Pizza (4th & Milliken location) immediately following the match. Come out, meet your favorite Reign players, and enjoy 15% off of your bill (excluding alcohol) when you show your ticket stub from the match against Las Vegas.
Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the Citizen Business Bank Arena box office or online at www.ontarioreign.com. Call the Reign front office for more information at (909) 941-PUCK (7825).