Ontario Takes Two Of Three In New Year's Series
Ontario goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped all 31 Alaska shots as the Reign improved to a Western Conference-leading 21-5-4 with a 3-0 win at Sullivan Arena on New Year's Eve. With the loss, the Aces drop to 18-9-1.
Ontario captain Derek Couture scored two of his team's three goals, while Everett Sheen added the other, an insurance tally at 1:29 of the third period. Alex Kangas made the start in net for the Aces and made 16 saves.
The Aces were blanked for the second time this season, and for the first time in 14 games at home.