Midweek hockey at The Bank has arrived!
The Reign, looking for their 6th win of the season struggled for the 1st ten minutes, but flipped the switch! The home team out shot the visiting Stockton Thunder 17-2 in the 2nd period netting 4 times! That adding to the 1st period deflection from captain Derek Couture made the score 5-0 with 20 minutes to play!
Not to be outdone by the skills players, both teams did their best UFC tryout bouts amassing 54 minutes in the sin bin which included several of the 5-fighting-variety.
Stockton did have its moment in the limelight, but it wasn’t long-lived. Lukas Sutter denied the Reign the shutout at 6:53 of the 3rd. The home boys quickly responded with back to back goals from Couture and White, finishing off the shellacking of the Thunder, 7-2!
By the way, and you know I always do these little observational interludes, but where did the Banjo Cam come from? Seriously? Banjo Cam? How long until the Pick-It-And-Flick-It Cam? Or the Twerk Cam??
The first month of the Reign season has been bitter sweet for this ‘journo’. The Reign have been nearly flawless on the road and extremely hot, or extremely cold at home. One thing is for certain… The jewel of the Inland Empire is an amazing place to watch sports! The people, the fans, the staff… All are second to none! Keep it up Ontario! You are exceptional.
Until they skate again…
Announced Crowd of – 7,617