STOCKTON, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, lost 4-1 to the Stockton Thunder before 9,482 at Stockton Arena Saturday night.
Scoring was light in the first forty minutes of play, as Jim Mckenzie put the Thunder up 1-0 at 5:31 of the first period and Luke Beaverson fired a shot through traffic to tie the game at one at 12:53 of the second period.
However, Stockton recorded goals by Craig Valette, Jesse Gimblett and Jarrett Konkle in the third period to beat Ontario 4-1.
Mike Zacharias made 30 saves in his Reign debut, while Bryan Pitton stopped 14 shots.
Tonight’s three stars were: 1) STK – Jarrett Konkle 2) STK – Bryan Pitton 3) STK – Steve Vanoosten