March 31, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Stretch Returns to Reign Lineup
High-scoring center back in action tonight
ONTARIO, Calif. - The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, announced that center C.J. Stretch has returned to the Reign lineup.
Stretch, 22, returns following his third stint this season with the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros, where he recorded six assists, 12 penalty minutes, and a plus-2 rating in 23 games.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound, Irvine, California native is third in Reign scoring with 48 points (20g, 28a) in 44 games; more than double what he earned with the team last season for a professional career high. Stretch recorded 21 points (9g, 12a) with the Reign in the 2010-11 season.
This summer, Stretch was called up to skate with the Los Angeles Kings at their training camp. This was his second time practicing with an NHL club; three years ago Stretch played with the San Jose Sharks at their camp.
Prior to turning professional, the 5-foot-11 forward played with the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL for five seasons. Between 2005 and 2010, Stretch played in 341 games posting 248 points (85g, 163a).
Tonight's 6 p.m. game is Fan Appreciation Night, brought to you by Toyota. Drive to the Kelly Cup rally towels will be given out to the fans as they enter the arena.
The Toyota Tundra Chuck-A-Puck giveaway will happen at the game! One lucky fan will get to drive a Toyota Tundra home, as they will win a two-year lease with Toyota. Former LA Kings player, Glen Murray will be at the game signing autographs at the Toyota vehicle located in the main entrance of the arena (time TBA). Lastly, the Reign/Toyota jerseys off our backs will happen immediately after the game. To enter to win one of the Reign's orange game-worn jerseys, you MUST submit your entry at the Toyota vehicle display at the main entrance of Citizens Business Bank Arena Saturday ONLY! Twenty five lucky fans will be picked at random and brought down to the ice to receive your jersey from each of our players.
Cameron the Super Fan will help cheer on the Reign in their last regular season game.
Come meet up with the players after the game and enjoy some great food from Boston's Gourmet Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar located on the corner of Milliken and 4th St. (11260 4th Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730). Show your ticket stub and receive 15% off your food order.
The Reign begin the playoffs on the road, with games Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4. Ontario plays its first home playoff game Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. If the best-of-five series is not decided Friday, Ontario will host games Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m. and Monday, April 9 if necessary.
Don't miss a minute of Reign hockey, call 909-941-PUCK (7825) or visit www.ontarioreign.com today for tickets to Reign home playoff games.