ECHL fines Las Vegas for water-bottle incident.

The ECHL has decided to fine Las Vegas an undisclosed amount of money for actions related to the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty it received in the third period of Friday’s game at The Bank.

With 4:15 left in the game, Mike Egener delivered a hard hit to the Wranglers’ Mick Lawrence near the Vegas bench. Ned Lukacevic was demonstrably upset, grabbed a water bottle, and tossed it over two plexiglass partitions and onto the Reign bench.

More notes on the Reign’s home opener.

In case you missed it, here is my preview of the Reign’s home opener tonight against Las Vegas as it appeared in the paper.

A few more notes about tonight’s game:

  • Reign C Tim Kraus is tied for fourth in the league with a team-leading six assists. 
  • Las Vegas’ Robbie Bina is tied for the league lead among defensemen with six assists and six points.
  • David Walker is tied for third among defensemen with five assists, and is tied for fifth with five points.
  • Las Vegas’ Mick Lawrence has a two-game point streak (1g-2a).
  • The Wranglers’ team bus features flat-panel TVs with DirecTV.

Finally, tomorrow’s opponent, the Bakersfield Condors, will be wearing a unique tribute uniform tonight.