Reign’s Lenes Takes Advantage Of Ice Time

By George Alfano
Special To The Press-Enterprise

ONTARIO, Calif. – Ontario Reign left winger Peter Lenes can be hard to see on the ice.

One reason is that Lenes, a rookie professional from the University of Vermont, stands only 5-foot-4. Another reason is that Lenes has great speed and might seem like a blur on the ice.

One place Lenes can be seen is on the score sheet where he has 11 goals and seven assists in 27 games, with a pair of two-goal games.

Lenes has taken advantage of an opportunity presented when several Reign players were promoted to Manchester, the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate. Manchester has been affected by injuries, and Jon Rheault, Geoff Walker, and Dwight King have moved from the Reign to the Monarchs.

“Peter has always worked hard and has had to earn his ice time,” said Reign coach Karl Taylor. “Once he got his ice time, he has had scoring opportunities.”

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