Ontario Reign: 31-20-3-1 (66 points) – 1st place – Pacific Division
Phoenix RoadRunners: 24-25-1-2 (51 points) – 5th place – West Division
Arena: Citizens Business Bank Arena
Date: Friday, February 27
Time: 7:00 p.m. (PST)
Audio Broadcast: B2 Networks or ontarioreign.com streaming audio
Webcast: B2 Networks
2008-09 HEAD-TO-HEAD SERIES
10/31/08 @ Phoenix W, 3-2
11/1/08 vs. Phoenix L, 0-2
12/20/08 vs. Phoenix W, 4-3 (SO)
12/27/08 @ Phoenix W, 2-1
1/14/09 @ Phoenix W, 2-1
2/3/09 @ Phoenix W, 2-1
2/20/09 vs. Phoenix W, 1-0
2/26/09 @ Phoenix W, 4-2
2/27/09 vs. Phoenix 7:00 p.m.
3/21/09 vs. Phoenix 7:00 p.m.
Tonight’s game is the ninth time the Ontario Reign and the Phoenix RoadRunners will face-off in the 2008-2009 season. The Reign hold a 7-1-0-0 record against Phoenix, with the Reign picking up the win, 4-2, in the last match on February 26 in Phoenix. Defenseman Andrew Martens and right wing Geoff Walker lead the Reign in points against the RoadRunners with 5 (2g, 3a) each. Phoenix right wing Ashton Rome leads the RoadRunners in points against the Reign with 4 (3g, 1a). The teams are scheduled to meet for one more game this season at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Ontario currently ranks first in the Pacific Division standings, posting an overall record of 31-20-3-1 (66 points), six points ahead of the Las Vegas Wranglers (58 points) for second. The Reign is 17-10-2-0 in home games and 14-10-1-1 on the road. Phoenix ranks fifth place in the West Division standings, with an overall record of 24-25-1-2 (51 points).
• Bud Holloway extended his point streak to 5-games (5g, 2a) (2/18/09-2/26/09), and scored a hat trick
• Dan Knapp is currently on a 3-game assist streak (3a) (2/22/09-2/26/09)
• Jon Rheault is on a 3-game point streak (2g, 3a) (2/22/09-2/26/09)
• Andrew Martens is currently on a 2-game goal streak (2g) (2/23/09-2/26/09)
Saturday, February 28 – The Reign will face-off against their Pacific Division rivals, the Las Vegas Wranglers. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m.
• Goals – Jon Francisco (19)
• Assists – (tied) Tim Kraus, Andrew Martens (22)
• Points – Jon Francisco (38)
• PIM – Chris Curran (115)
• PPG – (tied) Jon Francisco, Geoff Walker (8)
• +/- – Chris Curran (+9)
• GAA – Jeff Zatkoff (2.46)
• SVP –Jeff Zatkoff (0.929)
• Attendance – 5th (avg. 5,373)
• Shootouts (overall) – 2nd (.833)
• Power Play (overall) – 8th (.182)
• Power Play (home) – 11th (.166)
• Jon Francisco – 10th (tied) (first goals) (5)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 6th (goals-against average) (2.46)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 1st (save percentage) (.929)
Attention Reign Fans! Team action photos are now available for online purchase at www.ontarioreign.com under the “Multimedia - Photo Gallery” tab. The Ontario Reign team photographer is Lee Calkins.
Saturday, February 28, the first 3,000 fans in attendance when Ontario takes on Las Vegas will receive a special edition Reign trucker cap!
Sunday, March 1, the Reign is holding their season ticket holder party at Santa Anita Racetrack from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Season ticket holders: please R.S.V.P. by calling (909)941-7825.
Are you looking to get in the sports industry? Now is your opportunity!! The Ontario Reign will host a Job Fair at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday, March 6, 2009 from 2 – 5 p.m. You will be networking with top executives from leading sports and entertainment organizations such as the Clippers, Dodgers, Kings, Galaxy, Angels, Chivas USA, Defenders, Arsenal, Quakes & the 66ers. Pre-registration is required; the $10 registration fee includes a ticket to that night’s 7:00 p.m. game vs. the Utah Grizzlies. Bring multiple copies of your resume. Call Greg Mejia to pre-register at (909) 941-7838 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, at all TicketMaster locations, or by calling (213) 480-3232.