Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans Welcome Reign Squad Back from the Road
A grateful crowd of fans greeted the Ontario Reign hockey team at Citizens Business Bank Arena late Sunday. The team returned home that night after three-game road trip against the Idaho Steelheads.
The Reign, part of the ECHL minor hockey league, is currently locked in a battle with the Steelheads in the second round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, the league's version of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Reign is affiliated with the Los Angeles Kings.
After five games, the Reign trail the Steelheads three games to two in the best-of-seven series.
About 20 fans welcomed the team at the arena despite the late hour on a Sunday night. The team's flight touched down at the Los Angeeles/Ontario International Airport after 10 p.m. Vehicles loaded with the team and their gear trickled in as the fans cheered.
The Reign lost game five against the Steelheads 2-1 in overtime. The next game is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with a Game 7, if necessary, scheduled for Wednesday in Ontario.
Those interested in learning more of the game or the playoffs, visit the Reign’s website.