Makway gets two-game suspension

The ECHL suspended Las Vegas Wranglers defenseman Steve Makway two games today for his role in the game-ending melee at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Sunday. Makway will miss games tonight and Friday against the Alaska Aces.

Makway was central to the brawl that negated Jon Rheault’s third goal of the game and sent Jon Francisco into the locker room needing stitches.

Reign: Spooner update.

Doug Spooner’s 10-day amateur tryout agreement expired yesterday with the Reign, and the rookie out of the University of Waterloo didn’t sign a standard ECHL player contract.

However, coach Karl Taylor said he has applied for the necessary immigration paperwork to allow Spooner (and rookie goaltender Linden Rowat) to be employed in the U.S., which suggests that contracts could be in their future. Even if that’s not the case, it’s a positive step for a couple young guys looking to take the next step in their career.

Reign: Teubert added to roster

Colten Teubert, the 13th player selected in last year’s NHL draft, will be added to the Reign roster today. The Reign play the Las Vegas Wranglers at Orleans Arena at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Teubert, a 6-4 defenseman, registered 12 goals, 37 points and 136 penalty minutes in 60 games for the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League in the 2008-09 season which ended Saturday.

Reign: Meet Linden Rowat.

Linden Rowat finished his Western Hockey League season Saturday, grabbed a plane and touched down in Ontario at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, and four hours later was wearing a Reign jersey for the first time.

“I went straight to the hotel, unpacked, tried to get some shut-eye before the game,” the 19-year-old goaltender said after Thursday’s optional practice at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
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