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Game Preview: Ontario Reign At Victoria Salmon Kings

March 13, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) - Ontario Reign News Release

2008-09 RECORD:

Ontario Reign: 34-23-3-1 (72 points) - 1st place - Pacific Division

Victoria Salmon Kings: 32-23-2-4 (70 points) - 3rd place - West Division

Arena: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Date: Friday, March 13

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Audio Broadcast: B2 Networks or ontarioreign.com streaming audio

Webcast: B2 Networks

2008-09 HEAD-TO-HEAD SERIES

12/3/08 vs. Victoria W, 3-2

12/7/08 vs. Victoria L, 2-3

1/9/09 @ Victoria L, 2-5

1/10/09 @ Victoria L, 2-5

2/18/09 vs. Victoria W, 5-3

2/23/09 vs. Victoria W, 5-2

3/11/09 @Victoria L, 4-9

3/13/09 @ Victoria 7:05 p.m.

3/14/09 @ Victoria 7:05 p.m.

3/15/09 @ Victoria 7:00 p.m.

TONIGHT'S MATCHUP

Tonight's game is the eighth time the Ontario Reign and the Victoria Salmon Kings will face-off in the 2008-2009 season. The Reign hold a 3-4-0-0 record against the Salmon Kings, with Victoria picking up the win, 9-4, in the last match on March 11 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Right wing Jon Rheault (3g, 3a) and center Jon Francisco (1g, 5a) lead the Reign in points against the Salmon Kings with six. Center Olivier Filion (2g, 6a) and right wing Wes Goldie (6g, 2a) lead the Salmon Kings in points against the Reign with eight each. The teams are scheduled to meet for two more games this season, with both games scheduled to be played at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, BC.

Ontario currently ranks first in the Pacific Division standings, posting an overall record of 34-23-3-1 (72 points), ten points ahead of the Las Vegas Wranglers (62 points) for second. The Reign is 19-12-2-0 in home games and 15-11-1-1 on the road. Victoria ranks third place in the West Division standings, with an overall record of 32-23-2-4 (70 points).

STREAKS

- Jon Francisco is currently on a 3-game assist streak (5a) (3/7/09-3/11/09)

- Bud Holloway is currently on a 3-game point streak (2g, 3a) (3/7/09-3/11/09)

- David Walker is currently on a 3-game assist streak (1g, 3a) (3/7/09-3/11/09)

NEXT GAME

Saturday, March 14 - The Reign will face-off against the Victoria Salmon Kings for the third in a four-game road series. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

TEAM LEADERS

- Goals - Jon Francisco (19)

- Assists - Tim Kraus (25)

- Points - Jon Francisco (43)

- PIM - Chris Curran (117)

- PPG - Geoff Walker (10)

- +/- - David Walker (+7)

- GAA - Jeff Zatkoff (2.97)

- SVP -Jeff Zatkoff (0.913)

LEAGUE LEADERS

- Attendance - 3rd (avg. 5,558)

- Shootouts (overall) - 1st (.857)

- Shootouts (home) - 1st (1.00)

- Power Play (overall) - 7th (.188)

- Power Play (home) - 8th (.180)

- Jeff Zatkoff - 9th (save percentage) (.913)

REIGN DROPS

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.

Wednesday, March 18, the Reign is extending a special ticket offer to their fans. Upper level tickets are only $5 and lower level tickets are only $10! Please note, this price does not include a $3 facility fee, and is subject to availability. This offer is only available at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office.

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.


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