by Jen Gehringer

The Ontario Jr. Reign has jumped out of the gates in its first USPHL season, wrapping up last weekend with a two-game sweep over the Long Beach Shredders, also a first-year program.

Overall, the Jr. Reign is 4-3-0 in its first seven games within the Pacific Division with two more wins coming last month in a home-and-home sweep of the San Diego Sabers.

Ontario head coach Jeremy Blumes said the first couple weeks are just the tip of the iceberg for the Jr. Reign.

“We are a very hardworking group with a willingness to learn,” Blumes said. “Our leadership group sets a great example with their work ethic and doing things the right way. “

On the ice, Cole Kershaw and Sam Ryan lead the scoring brigade with four goals and 10 points each through the first seven games. Aiden Szautner has popped six goals and nine points, Junah Croteau has registered three goals and eight points, and Yegor Khomyakov has collected a half-dozen assists.

In goal, Logan Hendrickson has been the netminder of record for three of Ontario’s wins while Petr Mehall also has a victory between the pipes.

Continue reading on