Defenseman Chad Starling, Center C.J. Stretch Sign With Ontario
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL Los Angeles Kings, announced today that they have added two familiar faces to the 2010 – 2011 roster. Veteran defenseman Chad Starling returns to the blue line for his third season with the club, along with center C.J. Stretch, who made his professional debut in the Reign’s final game of the 2009 – 2010 season on April 3 in Las Vegas.
Starling, 29, returns to the Reign for his third year in Ontario and the tenth professional season of his career. The blue liner, who hails from Delisle, Saskatchewan, has appeared in 144 games with the Reign, notching 19 points (3g, 16a) and 183 penalty minutes in two seasons of the club.
Stretch, 20, appeared in the final game of the 2009 – 10 season with the Reign, scoring his first professional goal in the match. The center, an Irvine, California native, spent five seasons with the Kamloops Blazers (WHL), recording 248 points (85g, 163a) and 342 penalty minutes in 341 games. The 2010 – 2011 season will mark his first full career professional season.
“Being with the team for a week last year was a great experience,” said Stretch. “I’m excited for the opportunity to play in Ontario, especially with my family and friends so close by in my hometown.”
Mini-plans are on sale now for as low as $85 and full-seasons start at just $325. Call the Reign front office today to secure the best seats in the arena, as you don’t want to miss the puck drop on the third season Saturday, October 23, 2010 versus the Stockton Thunder. Call (909) 941-PUCK (7825) or click here for the Reign to send you more information.