Reign 7, Utah 3.

Greg Hogeboom notched the first official regular season* hat trick at The Bank – his third three-goal game of the season – and the Reign won their fourth straight game.

“The score didn’t reflect how the game really went. It was a close game. We managed to get ahead of them in the third (period) quickly after they scored to tie it up 3-3. Four games (winning streak, we haven’t had that too often this year,” Hogeboom said.

Some other stat sheet heroes: Tim Kraus had four assists, Mike Egener had a goal and two assists, Tony Voce scored two goals, Robert Pearce had a goal, Mike Pelech had two assists. Curtis Darling stopped 28 of 31 shots and the Reign never trailed, scoring the game’s final four goals after Utah came back to tie.

More details in tomorrow’s editions of the Sun and Daily Bulletin.

*Bud Holloway scored three goals April 11, 2009, in a 6-5 loss to the Stockton Thunder in Game 2 of the playoffs.

  • Crossbar

    A very entertaining game. Utah came out with a lot of jump, and we had some more telltale lapses on D, but thanks to Curtis Darling, et al., the Grizzlies were kept off the scoresheet in the first period. Sixsmith made us pay for an ill-advised cross-checking penalty in the second, however, and their goal just before the period ended made things very uncomfortable (I swear we’ve seen this before). The 3rd period looked like it’d be more of the same, as Peter Aston easily penetrated our D for an inside shot that tied the game at 3-3; but thereafter, Greg Hogeboom and the boys went on an offensive binge that was nothing short of impressive. Nice to see one of our guys with a hat trick for a change. The O’Connor/Lenes on-ice chemistry was evident again last night, and was that Brian Kilburg dropping the gloves at 10:25 in the third? His opponent chose not to complete the dance card, but kudos to Brian none the less for opting to stand up and be counted. All in all, another encouraging win over a quality opponent. If this keeps up, Las Vegas won’t be the only one looking over its shoulder. Let’s go, Reign!