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Starling Placed on Waivers

October 21, 2011 - ECHL (ECHL) - Ontario Reign News Release

ONTARIO, Calif.- The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, have placed Chad Starling on waivers. Starling, 31, a three season veteran of the Reign, recorded 20 points (3g, 17a) in 158 games (the third most in franchise history) and tallied 199 penalty minutes. He was the last holdover for from the inaugural season opening roster.

In the 2010-11 season, the defenseman was named to the ECHL All-Decade Team. He was hampered by injuries after playing in only 14 games, recording one assist and 16 penalty minutes.

Prior to joining the Reign's roster, Starling played for the 2007-08 Kelly Cup Champion team, the Cincinnati Cyclones. He had a plus/minus rating of +48, was ranked first on the team in penalty minutes, with 88, and was ranked first among defensemen in assists, with 20.

From 2001-05 Starling defending the blue line of the Peoria Rivermen with two call-ups to the AHL's Houston Aeros and a 35 game stint with the CHL's Corpus Christi Rayz. In the 2002-03 season, Starling saw the most AHL ice time for 34 games with the Worcester Ice Cats. In the 1999 NHL Entry Draft Starling was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round, number 114 overall.

Reign Drops: The Reign will return on home ice on Friday, October 28. Be sure to bring a new toy ($10 value) that night to donate to the Children's Fund and receive a ticket voucher for a future Reign game with each donation. Saturday, October 29 is Affiliate Night, your ticket is good for both the LA Kings Alumni game at 3:00 p.m. and the Reign game at 6:00 p.m. The Reign players will be wearing LA Kings inspired jerseys during the game, sponsored by Icetown and they will be auctioned off immediately following the game to benefit youth hockey. Be sure to dress up in your Halloween costume, as there will be a contest for the best one (adult masks will not be allowed). The first 3,000 fans in attendance starting with the 3:00 p.m. game will receive a LA King inspired puck, compliments of San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. This is the first puck giveaway out of three throughout the season.

For tickets please call us at (909) 941-PUCK (7825) or visit us online at OntarioReign.com.


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