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April 11, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Ontario Reign News Release


Ontario Reign at Alaska Aces

Reign Game 72 | Reign Away Game - 36 | ECHL Game - 754

Arena: Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska

Date: Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015

Time: 8:15 p.m. (PDT)

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TONIGHT:

The Ontario Reign (42-19-4-6) complete their 2014-15 regular season schedule against the Alaska Aces (35-29-3-4). Ontario has a 7-4-0-0 record against Alaska this season, and has outscored the Aces by a 32-23 margin. Ontario is 31-29-5 all-time against Alaska since the two clubs began competition against each other in 2008-09.

SPECIAL TEAMS GLANCE:

Through 11 games this season against the Aces, Ontario has converted on nine of 47 chances on the power-play (19.1%), while only surrendering seven goals on 47 chances against on the penalty kill (85.1%). Both percentages are improvements when weighed opposite of Ontarioís totals against all opponents throughout the season.

KITSYN & CONNOLLY LEAD THE WAY:

Reign forward and LA Kings prospect Maxim Kitsyn has produced at nearly a point-per-game clip for Ontario against Alaska this season, recording 10 points (7g-3a) in 11 games, while the Acesí Brendan Connolly has also maintained a near point-per-game pace, with nine points (3g-6a) in 10 games against Ontario.

BLACKWATER APPROACHING CLUB SINGLE-SEASON GOALS MARK:

After picking up his 300th career point with a goal last night, Reign forward Judd Blackwater is only one more goal away from tying the single-season club record of 36 set by his good friend Colton Yellow Horn in 2012-13. His next game-winning goal will tie the single-season club mark also held by Yellow Horn (10).

14-15 HEAD-to-HEAD

10/17 - ONT at AK W, 3-1

10/18 - ONT at AK W, 4-0

10/19 - ONT at AK W, 4-1

02/13 - ONT vs AK L, 2-3

02/14 - ONT vs AK W, 5-4 SO

03/03 - ONT vs AK L, 0-3

03/18 - ONT vs AK W, 3-1

03/20 - ONT vs AK W, 5-3

03/21 - ONT vs AK L, 1-3

04/08 - ONT at AK W, 4-1

04/10 - ONT at AK L, 1-3

04/11 - ONT at AK

REIGN TRACKER:

- Jeff May - 1 point from 100 career pro points

- Maxim Kitsyn - 4 points from 100 career pro points

- Nolan Julseth-White - 1 assist from 50 career assists

- Judd Blackwater - 8-game point streak (11g-5a)

REIGN RECORDS:

Current streak: 0-1-0-0

Last 5 games: 3-1-0-1

Last 10 games: 7-2-0-1

In Apr.: 3-1-0-1

Home: 22-9-2-3

Away: 20-10-2-3

Vs. Pacific Div.: 41-18-4-6

Vs. Central Div.: 1-1-0-0

Vs. Western Conf.: 42-19-4-6

Power-play: 49/270 (18.1%)

Penalty kill: 51/311 (83.6)

RECENT MOVES:

03/27 - ADD Carzo (returned from Norfolk [AHL])

03/27 - DEL Couture (placed on reserve)

03/27 - DEL Fiddler (placed on 21-day IR)

03/25 - ADD Bigos (activated from reserve)

03/25 - ADD Kopitar (activated from injured reserve)

03/25 - DEL May (placed on reserve)

03/22 - ADD Couture (activated from reserve)

03/22 - DEL Fiddler (placed on reserve)

03/20 - ADD D. Brown (activated from reserve)

03/20 - DEL Bigos (placed on reserve)

03/19 - DEL Cannata (reassigned to Utica [AHL] by Vancouver [NHL])

03/17 - ADD A. Brown (activated from reserve)

NEXT GAME:

The Reign host the Colorado Eagles in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series in the first round of the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs on Thursday, Apr. 16 at 7 p.m.

Reign Drops :

The Ontario Reign invite all of our fans to attend the Tilted Kilt Watch Party on Saturday, Apr. 11 at 8:15 p.m. at the Tilted Kilt in Rancho Cucamonga to watch the Reign in the final game of the 2014-15 regular season, as they take on the Alaska Aces at Sullivan Arena.

The Ontario Reign will open the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs with a first round matchup against the Colorado Eagles, with Game 1 scheduled for Thursday, Apr. 16 at 7 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Playoff tickets are on sale now and start at just $12. Tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com, or by visiting the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office. Fans can also purchase discounted playoff ticket plans and gr oup tickets by calling the Reign front office at (909) 941-PUCK (7825). For more information, visit ontarioreign.com/tickets/playoff.

Become a Reign Season Ticket Member today! Season tickets for the 2015-16 season - Ontario's first as a member of the American Hockey League and the primary developmental affiliate of the LA Kings - are on sale now. All Season Ticket Members also receive free parking, ticket exchange, account manager access, an invitation to an exclusive Season Ticket Member event, guaranteed giveaways (one per account) and more.

Season ticket packages start as low as $340, and include payment options for your convenience. For more information on Reign season tickets - along with a comprehensive list of Season Ticket Member benefits - please call 909-941-PUCK (7825) to select and purchase your 2015-16 season seats today!

Visit us at ontarioreign.com, follow the team @OntarioReign and visit ontarioreign.com/ahl for additional information. And be sure to listen to all home games and select road matches for free via Spreaker.


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