Ontario Reign: 28-19-3-1 (60 points) – 1st place – Pacific Division
Phoenix RoadRunners: 22-23-1-2 (47 points) – 5th place – West Division
Arena: Citizens Business Bank Arena
Date: Friday, February 20
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 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 seventh time the Ontario Reign and the Phoenix RoadRunners will face-off in the 2008-2009 season. The Reign hold a 5-1-0-0 record against Phoenix, with the Reign picking up the win, 2-1, in the last match on February 3 in Phoenix, AZ. Right wing Geoff Walker lead the Reign in points against the RoadRunners with 5 (2g, 3a). Phoenix right wing Ashton Rome leads the RoadRunners in points against the Reign with 4 (3g, 1a). The teams are scheduled to meet for three more games this season, with one at US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ and two at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Ontario currently ranks first in the Pacific Division standings, posting an overall record of 28-19-3-1 (60 points), two points ahead of the Las Vegas Wranglers (58 points) for second. The Reign is 15-9-2-0 in home games and 13-10-1-1 on the road. Phoenix ranks fifth place in the West Division standings, posting an overall record of 22-23-1-2 (47 points).
• Dale Reinhardt extended his point streak to 3 games (3g, 1a) (2/14/09-2/18/09)
• David Walker is currently on a 2-game point streak (1g, 2a) (2/15/09-2/18/09)
• Jon Francisco is currently on a 2-game point streak (1g, 1a) (2/15/09-2/18/09)
• Ryan MacGregor is currently on a 2-game assist streak (2a) (2/15/09-2/18/09)
Sunday, February 22 – The Reign continues their four-game home stand when they face-off against the Alaska Aces. Puck drops at a special 5:00 p.m start time.
• Goals – Jon Francisco (19)
• Assists – Andrew Martens (21)
• Points – Jon Francisco (38)
• PIM – Chris Curran (101)
• PPG – (tied) Jon Francisco, Geoff Walker (8)
• +/- – Martens (+7)
• Wins – John Murray (13)
• GAA – Jeff Zatkoff (2.29)
• SVP –Jeff Zatkoff (0.934)
• Attendance – 5th (avg. 5,362)
• Shootouts (overall) – 1st (.800)
• Power Play (overall) – 7th (.189)
• Power Play (home) – 11th (.172)
• Geoff Walker – 15th (tied) (rookie scoring) (34)
• Jon Francisco – 11th (tied) (game winning goals) (4)
• Jon Francisco – 8th (tied) (first goals) (5)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 2nd (goals-against average) (2.29)
• John Murray – 16th (goals-against average) (2.81)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 1st (save percentage) (.934)
• John Murray – 7th (tied) (save percentage) (.917)
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.
The Reign is back on home ice Friday, February 20 to take on the Phoenix RoadRunners. Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 22, the Reign face-off against the Alaska Aces at a special 5:00 p.m. start time.
Monday, February 23, the Reign is taking on the Victoria Salmon Kings at 7:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE- this is the rescheduled game (originally January 23). The Reign is extending a special ticket offer to their fans! Any upper level ticket is $5 and any lower ticket is $10! Please note these prices do not include a $3 facility fee, and this offer is ONLY available at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office.
Saturday, February 28, the first 3,000 fans in attendance when Ontario takes on Las Vegas will receive a special edition Reign trucker cap!
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.