Game Preview: Ontario Reign At Stockton Thunder
Reign Return to Citizens Business Bank Arena on Sunday, December 7
The Reign return home to Citizens Business Bank Arena on Sunday, December 7, as they take on the Victoria Salmon Kings at a special 5 p.m. start time.
Ontario Reign: 11-8-1-1 (24 points) - 2nd place - Pacific Division
Stockton Thunder: 8-9-1-2 (19 points) - 4th place - Pacific Division
Arena: Stockton Arena
Date: Saturday, December 6
Time: 7:30 p.m.(PST)
Audio Broadcast: B2 Networks or ontarioreign.com audio
Webcast: B2 Networks
2008-09 HEAD-TO-HEAD SERIES
11/12/08 vs. Stockton W, 3-2 (SO)
11/15/08 vs. Stockton L, 2-3 (OT)
11/26/08 @ Stockton W, 4-2
12/5/08 vs. Stockton L, 2-3
12/6/08 @ Stockton 7:30 p.m.
12/21/08 vs. Stockton 7:00 p.m.
2/15/09 @ Stockton 4:00 p.m.
3/8/09 @Stockton 4:00 p.m.
Tonight is the second match-up between the two teams at Stockton Arena and the fifth in head-to-head action in the 2008-09 season. The clubs are scheduled to meet an additional three times in the season, one at Citizens Business Bank Arena and two at Stockton Arena. The Reign fell to the Thunder in the last match-up between the two teams, with right wings Jon Rheault and Geoff Walker picking up a goal in the 3-2 loss. Rheault leads the Reign against the Thunder, tallying five points in four games played against the club (2g, 3a = 5 points).
The Reign currently sit in second place in the Pacific Division Standings, five points behind the Fresno Falcons for first, with an overall record of 11-8-1-1. The Reign are 6-4-1 in home games and 5-4-0-1 on the road.
The Reign return home to Citizens Business Bank Arena on Sunday, December 7, as they face off against the Victoria Salmon Kings at a special 5 p.m. start time.
• P.J. Atherton – 2 game point streak (1g, 2a = 3 points) (12/3/08-12/5/08)
• Andrew Martens – 2 game assist streak (0g, 2a = 2 points) (12/3/08-12/5/08)
• Jon Rheault – 2 game goal streak (2g, 1a = 3 points) (12/3/08-12/5/08)
• Goals – Jon Francisco (8)
• Assists – Geoff Walker, Jon Rheault, Tim Kraus (9)
• Points – Jon Francisco, Geoff Walker (16)
• PIM – David Walker (40)
• PPG – Jon Francisco (5)
• Wins – Jeff Zatkoff (7)
• GAA – Jeff Zatkoff (2.43)
• SVP – Jeff Zatkoff (0.930)
• Attendance – 5th (avg. 4,882)
• Power Play (overall) – 5th (.196)
• Jon Francisco – 9th (power play goals) (5)
• Andrew Martens – 9th (defensemen scoring) (12 points)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 4th (save percentage) (.930)
• John Murray – 8th (save percentage) (.922)
On Saturday, December 13, the Reign and Go Country 105 FM are giving away new bicycles to less fortunate children of the Inland Empire. Fans are encouraged to help raise funds for the bike drive now through Friday, December 12. A $100 donation gives a child a new bicycle and four tickets to the Saturday, December 13, game versus the Fresno Falcons at 7 p.m. All donors who give $100 will also receive four tickets to that evening’s game to see the children receive their bicycles and to catch all the hard hitting action of Ontario Reign hockey. Fans can make donations online by visiting the Ontario Reign website at www.ontarioreign.com and clicking on the ‘Make a Donation’ link under the ‘Community’ drop down box. Call (909) 941-PUCK (7825) for more information.
Bring out a group of 20 or more to a Reign home game and find out how your group can REIGN over the arena for the night! Special pricing and Reign fan experiences are available for all Reign home games during the Reign’s inaugural season presented by the Mission Inn. Contact a Reign representative at (909) 941-PUCK (7925) or visit www.ontarioreign.com for more information.
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.