Reign’s Spooner Excited About Second Chance

By J.P. Hoornstra
Staff Writer
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

ONTARIO, Calif. – In the final sequence of his first practice with his old team, Doug Spooner stickhandled through the Reign defense, shot, and scored on goaltender Jeff Zatkoff.

The bench erupted, applause ensued, and Spooner got a big hug from his ‘mates. Consider it his welcome-back moment.

“It’s a great opportunity,” said Spooner, who was added to the Reign’s 23-man playoff roster Monday, two weeks after his amateur tryout contract expired.

“We’ve got a great hockey team here, and hopefully we’ll have a long playoff run. To be involved in that is obviously really exciting.”

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