Game Preview: Ontario Reign vs. Stockton Thunder
Final Night to Bring a Toy for Toy Drive and Enter to Win Kings Prize Pack!
Ontario Reign: 11-7-1-1 (24 points) - 2nd place - Pacific Division
Stockton Thunder: 7-9-1-2 (17 points) - 5th place - Pacific Division
Arena: Citizens Business Bank Arena
Date: Friday, December 5
Time: 7 p.m.(PST)
Audio Broadcast: B2 Networks or ontarioreign.com audio
Webcast: B2 Networks
2008-09 HEAD-TO-HEAD SERIES
11/12/08 vs.STK W, 3-2 (SO)
11/15/08 vs.STK L, 3-2 (OT)
11/26/08 @STK W, 4-2
12/5/08 vs.STK 7:00p.m.
12/6/08 @STK 7:00 p.m.
12/21/08 vs.STK 5:00 p.m.
2/15/09 @STK 7:00 p.m.
3/8/09 @STK 7:00 p.m
Tonight’s match-up marks the fourth game between the Reign and Thunder, with the Reign leading the head-to-head series 2-1. The Reign took the victory, 4-2, in their last meeting with the Thunder in front of 4,017 at Stockton Arena. Tonight’s game marks the final match in a 5-game home-stand for the Reign, with the Reign taking on the Thunder again at Stockton Arena on Saturday, December 6, and returning to Citizens Business Bank Arena on Sunday, December 7 to face off against the Victoria Salmon Kings at a special 5 p.m. start time.
The Reign currently sit in second place in the Pacific Division Standings, three points behind the Fresno Falcons for first, with an overall record of 11-7-1-1. The Reign are 6-3-1 in home stands and 5-4-0-1 on the road.
The Reign complete their weeklong toy drive for Steven’s Hope for Children at tonight’s game, where fans can donate a new, unwrapped toy or donate $10 or more towards gift cards for teens, and be entered into a drawing for a Kings fan pack (4 tickets and a team autographed jersey). The prize pack drawing will take place at the second intermission of the game. In addition, all fans that make a donation will receive a buy-one get-one free ticket voucher to use at the Sunday, December 7 game against the Victoria Salmon Kings.
• Goals – Jon Francisco (8)
• Assists – Geoff Walker, Jon Rheault (9)
• Points – Jon Francisco (16)
• PIM – David Walker (40)
• PPG – Jon Francisco (5)
• Wins – Jeff Zatkoff (7)
• GAA – Jeff Zatkoff (2.38)
• SVP – Jeff Zatkoff (0.932)
• Attendance – 5th (avg. 4,951)
• Power Play (overall) – 5th (.200)
• Jon Francisco – 9th (power play goals) (5)
• Andrew Martens – 13th (defensemen scoring) (11 points)
• Jeff Zatkoff – 4th (save percentage) (.932)
• John Murray – 8th (save percentage) (.922)
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 a 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 (7825) 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.