WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, ground out a 3-2 overtime win against
the Utah Grizzlies on Saturday.
Rookie Aaron Lewadniuk started the scoring at 11:58 of the first period, as he corraled a shot off the post and put it past Andrew Engelage to give the Reign a 1-0 lead.
The Reign extended their lead to 2-0 at 12:45 of the second period when Dusty Collins collected a pass from Shawn Collymore and fired it through traffic for his second goal of the season.
The Grizzlies battled back in the third period. Matt Clarke broke up the shutout at 10:15 and Nick Tuzzolino tied it at 2-2 at 13:28 to force overtime.
Jeff Corey's ninth goal of the season won it for the Reign in overtime. Corey took a long pass from David Walker and fired it past Engelage for the game-winner.
Kellen Briggs made 37 saves in his seventh win of the season, while Engelage saved 21 of the 24 shots he faced in the loss. Lewadniuk now has a three-game goal streak and the Reign have a five-game win streak on the road. Tonight’s three stars were: 1) ONT – Jeff Corey 2) UTA – Nick Tuzzolino 3) ONT – Dusty Collins