Game Preview: Ontario Reign at Phoenix RoadRunners
Ontario Reign: 23-16-3-1 (50 points) – 1st place – Pacific Division
Phoenix RoadRunners: 18-19-1-2 (39 points) – 5th place – West Division
Arena: US Airways Center
Date: Tuesday, February 3
Time: 6:05 p.m.
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 6:05 p.m.
2/20/09 vs. Phoenix 7:00 p.m.
2/26/09 @ Phoenix 6:05 p.m.
2/27/09 vs. Phoenix 7:00 p.m.
3/21/09 vs. Phoenix 7:00 p.m.
Tonight’s game is the sixth time the Ontario Reign and the Phoenix RoadRunners will face-off in the 2008-2009 season. The Reign hold a 4-1-0-0 record against the RoadRunners, with Ontario picking up the win, 2-1, in the last match on January 14 in Phoenix. Right wing Geoff Walker lead the Reign in points against the Aces with 5 (2g, 3a). Phoenix right wing Ashton Rome leads the RoadRunners in points against the Reign with four (3g, 1a). The teams are scheduled to meet for four more games this season, with one at US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ and three at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
• +/- – (tied) (+6) Andrew Martens, David Walker
Ontario currently ranks first in the Pacific Division standings, posting an overall record of 23-16-3-1 (50 points), five points ahead of the Stockton Thunder (45 points) for second. The Reign are 12-7-2-0 in home games and 11-9-1-1 on the road. Phoenix ranks fifth place in the West Division standings, with an overall record of 18-19-1-2 (39 points).
Friday, February 6 - The Reign return home after a four-game road trip to face-off against the Stockton Thunder at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m.
• Goals – Jon Francisco (17)
• Assists –Geoff Walker (18)
• Points – Jon Francisco (34)
• PIM – David Walker (75)
• PPG – Jon Francisco (7)
• Wins – John Murray (13)
• GAA – Jeff Zatkoff (2.25)
• SVP –Jeff Zatkoff (0.936)
• Attendance – 5th (avg. 5,207)
• Shootouts (overall) – 1st (.833)
• Power Play (overall) – 6th (.189)
• Power Play (home) – 7th (.179)
• Geoff Walker – 13th (rookie scoring) (30)
• Jon Francisco – 6th (tied) (game winning goals) (4)
• Jon Francisco – 6th (tied) (first goals) (5)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 4th (goals-against average) (2.25)
• John Murray – 10th (goals-against average) (2.63)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 2nd (save percentage) (.936)
• John Murray – 6th (tied) (save percentage) (.923)
• Wins – John Murray – 10th (tied) (13)
After a four-game road trip, the Reign will be back at home Friday, February 6 to take on the Stockton Thunder and Saturday, February 7 to face-off against the Alaska Aces. Both games start at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7 is the Reign’s “Pink At The Rink” night! Players will wear pink themed jerseys, which will be auctioned off at the conclusion of the game. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. The first 5,000 fans in attendance on Saturday will receive a collectible pink puck.
The ZOOperstars are coming to Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday, February 6! Enjoy the antics of the oversized, inflatable characters, like Mario Lemule, LeBronco James, Tiger Woodschuck, Shaquille O'Seal and so many more, as they dance and entertain fans of all ages!
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.