The Reign finally solved Matt Keetley, touching the Victoria Salmon Kings’ goaltender for four goals and recording their fourth win in their last five games.
Jon Landry, Tim Kraus, Tony Voce and Dwight King scored for the Reign (7-7), who kept pace with the victorious Bakersfield Condors in the Pacific Division with the victory. Kraus and Voce each added a pair of assists, and goaltender Curtis Darling stopped 33 of 35 shots in his fifth straight start.
The Reign played for the first time without their leading goal-scorer, Jon Rheault, who signed a PTO with the American Hockey League’s Providence Bruins. Kraus’ goal was his first of the season to go along with 11 assists. Landry’s goal — his second of the season — was the Reign’s only power-play strike in six chances. King’s third goal of the season found an empty net with 8 seconds left in the third period.
Check out the game story in the Victoria Times-Colonist.