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Ontario Reign Weekly

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
ONTARIO, Calif. - The Ontario Reign earned their first overtime victory this past week against the Phoenix Roadrunners in a 3-2 win at US Airways Center. The Reign posted a 1-2-0 record on the week and currently sit tied for first place with the Fresno Falcons in the Pacific Division.

The Reign will take on the Utah Grizzlies three times this week on Wednesday, Nov.5, Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at The E Center in Salt Lake Valley.

2008-09 RECORD:
Overall Record: 4-3-0 (8 points)
Home Record: 1-2-0 (2 points)
Away Record: 3-1-0 (6 points)

UPCOMING GAMES:
Wednesday, Nov. 5 – Ontario Reign @ Utah Grizzlies – 6:05 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 7 – Ontario Reign @ Utah Grizzlies – 6:05 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8 – Ontario Reign @ Utah Grizzlies – 6:05 p.m.

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:
Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Ontario Reign vs. Bakersfield Condors (L, 3-6): Reign left wing Todd Jackson and center Jon Francisco scored in the match for the Reign. Jackson put the Reign on the board first with his first goal of the night at 2:46 in the second period. Ontario held strong in the third with Todd Jackson and Jon Francisco scoring the Reign’s two power play goals in the period. For a complete game recap, click here.

Friday, Oct. 31 – Ontario Reign @ Phoenix Roadrunners (W, 3-2): Reign center Jon Francisco, right wing Geoff Walker and defenseman Andrew Martens each scored in the night and goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stopped 37 of the 39 shots he faced in the win. The teams headed into overtime, each with two goals. Andrew Martens netted the game-winner at 2:19 into overtime. For a complete game recap, click here.

Saturday, Nov. 1 – Ontario Reign vs. Phoenix Roadrunners (L, 0-2): The Reign fell to the Phoenix Roadrunners 2-0 suffering their first shutout loss of the season. The Reign combined for 36 shots on the night marking the Reign’s season high shots in a game. For a complete game recap, click here.

NOTES:

  • Local player, right wing, Itan Chavira made his pro debut on Saturday, Nov. 1
  • Center Jon Francisco is on a 6-game point streak (10/18-10/29) with 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points
  • Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff was named the ECHL RBK Hockey Goaltender of the Month for the week of Oct. 20-26
  • Left wing Todd Jackson scored his second multi-point game on the season with two goals on Oct. 29
  • Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stopped 41 of the 43 shots he faced in a 2-0 loss on Nov.1, including 22 of 23 in the first period, the most shots in one period he has yet faced
TRANSACTIONS:
Center Jon Francisco was placed on the 3-day IR on Saturday, Nov. 1
Right Wing Itan Chavira was activated from the 3-day IR on Saturday, Nov. 1

REIGN LEADERS
Goals – Jon Francisco (4)
Assists – Geoff Walker (5)
Points – Geoff Walker, Jon Francisco (8)
PIM – David Walker (17)
PPG – Geoff Walker, Jon Francisco (3)
Wins – Jeff Zatkoff (4)
GAA – Jeff Zatkoff (2.17)
SVP – Jeff Zatkoff (0.939)

LEAGUE LEADERS
Attendance – 2nd (avg. 6,259)
Penalty Killing (overall) – 5th (.860)
Andrew Martens – 6th (defensemen scoring) (2g, 4a, 6 points)
Geoff Walker – 8th (rookie scoring) (3g, 5a, 8 points)
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