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A power outage at Citizens Business Bank Arena (that affected more than 900 customers total) caused some minor chaos for about an hour, before power was restored a little more than two hours before game time.

“We didn’t know what was going on before the game,” Reign coach Karl Taylor said. “We were kind of walking around in the dark. We assumed within an hour or so they were going to get it done.

“Mike Stuever is our ice guy, he works extremely hard on the ice. He had generators coming on to make sure the ice was going to be solid. It didn’t affect anything.”

From a distance, the only noticeable puddles on the surface were in both creases, where the goal is attached to the ice. But they were long gone by the time the teams took the ice for warm-ups.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
  • Reign Fan

    One would think that a back up generator would have been installed when the Bank was built, due to the type of venue it is. Not only to maintain the ice but the safety of occupants during a game, concert or other events.

  • Crossbar

    Sorry to say, but we’ve been experiencing power outages at CBBA (i.e. out on the ice) most of the season:(

    Let’s go, Reign! Europe can wait ’til summer.