Ontario Reign: 29-19-3-1 (62 points) – 1st place – Pacific Division
Alaska Aces: 30-20-1-2 (63 points) – 3rd place – West Division
Arena: Citizens Business Bank Arena
Date: Sunday, February 22
Time: 5:00 p.m. (PST)
Audio Broadcast: B2 Networks or ontarioreign.com streaming audio
Webcast: B2 Networks
2008-09 HEAD-TO-HEAD SERIES
11/30/08 vs. Alaska W, 3-2
12/1/08 vs. Alaska L, 1-3
1/7/09 vs. Alaska L, 2-3
1/28/09 @ Alaska L, 1-3
1/30/09 @ Alaska L, 6-7 (OT)
1/31/09 @ Alaska L, 0-2
2/7/09 vs. Alaska W, 3-1
2/22/09 vs. Alaska 5:00 p.m.
Tonight’s game is the eighth and final time the Ontario Reign and Alaska Aces will face-off in the 2008-2009 season. The Reign hold a 2-4-1-0 record against the Aces, with the Reign picking up the win, 3-1, in the last match on February 7 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Right wing Geoff Walker leads the Reign in points against the Aces with 4 (3g, 1a). Alaska right wing Colin Hemingway leads the Aces in points against the Reign with 7 (3g, 4a).
Ontario currently ranks first in the Pacific Division standings, posting an overall record of 29-19-3-1 (62 points), four points ahead of the Las Vegas Wranglers (58 points) for second. The Reign is 16-9-2-0 in home games and 13-10-1-1 on the road. Alaska ranks third place in the West Division standings, with an overall record of 30-20-1-2 (63 points).
• Bud Holloway is currently on a 2-game goal streak (2g) (2/18/09-2/20/09)
Monday, February 23 – The Reign closes out their four-game home stand against the Victoria Salmon Kings. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m.
• 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)
• GAA – Jeff Zatkoff (2.29)
• SVP –Jeff Zatkoff (0.934)
• Attendance – 5th (avg. 5,362)
• Shootouts (overall) – 2nd (.833)
• Power Play (overall) – 7th (.186)
• Power Play (home) – 12th (.167)
• Jon Francisco – 11th (tied) (game winning goals) (4)
• Jon Francisco – 9th (tied) (first goals) (5)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 2nd (goals-against average) (2.29)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 1st (save percentage) (.934)
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.
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!
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.
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.