Jr Reign Dominate Shredders 11-1

by Sebastian Abdon Ibarra

The Ontario Jr Reign (20-5-0-1) defeated the Long Beach Shredders (6-16-0) on Friday night at Ontario Center Ice Arena. The Jr Reign put up an astounding 73 shots on goal while holding the Shredders to just 16. The Ontario defense and puck control handcuffed Long Beach’s offense all night long. 

It was a complete team victory for the Jr Reign, with 16 out of the 19 non-goalies on the game sheet recording at least one point. Three of them had a three-point night and three also had a multi-goal night. 

Chris Lai continued to shoot the puck well with his two goals in the contest. He now has scored seven goals in his last six games and is now third on the team in goals scored. 

Josh Quetel had another big night against his former club. His two goals on Friday helped him exceed his season point total from last year with Long Beach in 34 fewer appearances. 

Dominik Szkoda made his first appearance and start of his Ontario Jr Reign career and made the most of it with 15 saves, a .938 save percentage, and most importantly his first OJR win. 

Kasen, Keston, and Ryker Campbell, billet brothers of Baden Powell, were Friday’s 6th man and Kasen got our guys ready to play with his starting lineup announcement. OJR alumnus Andrew Cervantes, currently committed to Central Oklahoma University, was honored with the ceremonial puck drop. Crowd favorite Aalia Cheng made her big return to Ontario Center Ice Arena to show off her figure skating moves. PERSiNAL and No Limit Kid provided the intermission vibes during their musical performances—a big thank you to everyone who made this night so special.