Reign 6, Victoria 3.

The Reign have successfully hit the “reset” button.

Kellen Briggs made 47 saves, including all 19 he faced in the third period, en route to the Reign’s second straight win. Led by Briggs, the penalty kill awoke from its long slumber to snuff out four of the Salmon Kings’ five man-advantage chances.

Ten different players recorded a point for the Reign, led by Chaz Johnson’s two-goal effort – he scored them 17 seconds apart in the second period to break a 3-3 tie. Jordan Morrison and Kyle Kraemer each had a goal and an assist; Jeff Corey and Lane Caffaro had one goal each; and Dusty Collins and David Walker both had two assists.

The Reign scored six goals for the second straight game despite getting outshot 50-28. Corey, Kraemer and Caffaro have two goals the past two games, and Johnson has three. Newcomer Alex Bourret has two assists in the three games.

Another newcomer, defenseman Doug Krantz, made his Reign debut and was held without a point. Defenseman Luke Beaverson missed his second straight game.

Former Reign center Tim Kraus was held without a point in his first game against his former team.

The two teams play again at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Victoria.

  • Hockey Fan

    Let’s not forget that our former Golden Boy is goal-less in 20 games this season and incurred a penalty in his third straight game. Even at Christmas time his momma still can’t buy him a goal.

  • scattaurus77

    Love him or Hate him, stats don’t lie, Tim Kraus is having his worst Season , in his Pro Career, for Those who Said the Ontario Reign were Crazy to Let him go, Keep tabs on Him, He still is without a Goal, and may not get a Goal Before the end of the Year !!!

    The Team is starting too Come together finally, Its hurting for Veteran help on a day to day Game,D Walker Cant do it all !!, With Germain return and hopefuly soon,Starling , it will come together further !!!!

  • IE Sports Fan

    I’m not quite sure where all the “Distaste” for Tim Krauss is coming from, but I appreciated what he did for our team the first couple years (granted he had a rough time this year)… regardless he still doesn’t deserve the comments/names I’ve been seeing lately (unless I missed something).

    As for the team “Finally Coming Together”, I wouldn’t get overly excited (it’s only been 2 games)… and from what I’ve seen so far this season, we have a VERY LOOOOOOONG way to go before I’ll feel comfortable saying we’re finally playing descent Hockey!

    Good start (since the break), now lets see if we can maintain the momentum the next 20 or so games!!

  • Crossbar

    A nice win for our guys, no question about that, but as I watched the game on America One, it was clear that we still need to do a better job of playing smart, disciplined hockey. Despite having a 6-3 lead heading into the 3rd period, we ended up playing what looked like “prevent defense” in our own end for most of the final 20′. True, Victoria didn’t score another goal, thanks in large part to Briggs’ outstanding play between the pipes, but they did come close on several occasions, including one opportunity which again exposed Kellen’s vulnerability to wrap around attempts. Moreover, one of the problems that kept rearing its ugly head last year–taking consecutive penalties–happened again last night, when Chaz Johnson took an uncharacteristic hooking penalty just 12″ after our PK had successfully killed off Krantz’s 2′ minor for interference. Like the old saying goes, if you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned. Fortunately for us, that wasn’t the case.

    So, again, it was a good win for our guys, and I applaud the newfound surge in offense, as well as the addition of both new and familiar faces to the roster. But if we’re to turn this thing around to the extent that we’re more than just cellar dwellers, we’ll need to play a smarter brand of hockey more consistently.

    Let’s go, Reign!