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Newton Returns to Reign from AHL

April 16, 2014 - ECHL (ECHL) - Ontario Reign News Release

ONTARIO, Calif. - The Ontario Reign, four-time Pacific Division Championships and proud affiliate of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, announced the return of defenseman Jake Newton from his 18-game run with the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Newton, 25, scored two goals for the Sound Tigers, one in his debut game, and recorded six assists for a total of eight points. In 36 games with the Reign, the blueliner racked up 29 points (12g, 17a); enough to keep him in the top 20 rankings for all ECHL defensemen in about half of the games played by most defensemen.

During the 2013-14 season, Newton's consistent play lead him to a six-game point streak from Dec. 6 through Dec. 21 totaling six points (1g, 5a), and four, three-game point streaks.

In other transactions, defenseman Sacha Guimond was released from his contract. Guimond was acquired in a trade with Gwinnett earlier this season and appeared in 33 games for Ontario. In that time he posted 14 points (1g, 13a).

Reign Drops:

The Reign will begin the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs in Stockton on Friday, Apr. 18 and Saturday, Apr. 19 in Stockton. The team will return to Ontario to host the Thunder on Tuesday, Apr. 22 and Wednesday, Apr. 23 . Don't miss this chance to cheer on your Ontario Reign toward the Kelly Cup Championship! For Reign playoff tickets call 909.941.PUCK (7825).

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