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Reign Weekly Report

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
ONTARIO, Calif. - The Ontario Reign took home three victories last week, one each over the Stockton Thunder, Bakersfield Condors and Alaska Aces, to post a 3-0-0 record for the week. The Reign play four games in five days beginning Wednesday, all of them taking place at Citizens Business Bank Arena, with the exception of Saturday, December 6, held at Stockton Arena.


2008-09 RECORD:
Overall Record: 10-7-1-1 (22 points)
Home Record: 5-3-1-0 (11 points)
Away Record: 5-4-0-1 (11 points)

UPCOMING GAMES:
Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Ontario Reign vs. Victoria Salmon Kings – 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 5 – Ontario Reign vs. Stockton Thunder – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6 – Ontario Reign @ Stockton Thunder – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7 – Ontario Reign vs. Victoria Salmon Kings – 5 p.m.
*All games are viewable online on B2 networks, or fans can listen to the game online by clicking on the “Listen” link in the Game Center section of www.ontarioreign.com.

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:
Wednesday, Nov. 26 – Ontario Reign @ Stockton Thunder (W, 4-2)
The Reign took home the victory in their second match-up against the Stockton Thunder 4-2, in front of 4,017 fans at Stockton Arena. John Murray blocked 42 of 44 shots on the night marking a club season high saves in the match. Defenseman Dan Knapp, centers Dusty Collins and Tim Kraus, and defenseman P.J. Atherton each lit the lamp in the win over the Thunder. Atherton picked up his first goal with the Reign, in his first game with the team, and Kraus notched the club’s first shorthanded goal of the season. For a complete game recap, click here.

Friday, Nov. 28 – Ontario Reign vs. Bakersfield Condors (W, 2-1) (SO)
The Reign defeated the Bakersfield Condors, 2-1, in a shootout before a crowd of 4,792 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Bakersfield forward Matt Pope scored the lone Condors goal at 7:15 in the first period to put their team ahead, 1-0. Reign defenseman David Walker tied up the match at one, 14:42 into the third period, off assists from forward Mike Howe and left wing Ryan MacGregor, sending the game into overtime. Neither team was able to find the net in the extra stanza, sending the match into a shootout. Goaltender John Murray stopped all four Bakersfield shooters, and defenseman Andrew Martens and right wing Jon Rheault each notched a goal in the shootout to give the Reign the win, 2-1. For a complete game recap, click here.

Sunday, Nov. 30 – Ontario Reign vs. Alaska Aces (W, 3-2)
Reign right wing Goeff Walker notched two goals in the win, one on a penalty shot, and center Dusty Collins picked up one as the Reign defeated the Alaska Aces, 3-2, in front of 4,260 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The match marked the first meeting between the two teams in club history, with Geoff Walker picking up a +3 rating on the night, marking the highest plus/minus rating for a Reign player in a game this season. For a complete game recap, click here.

REIGN LEADERS:
• Goals – Jon Francisco (7)
• Assists – Geoff Walker (9)
• Points – Geoff Walker (15)
• PIM – Ryan MacGregor (32)
• PPG – Jon Francisco (5)
• Wins – Jeff Zatkoff (6)
• GAA – Jeff Zatkoff (2.42)
• SVP – Jeff Zatkoff (0.933)

LEAGUE LEADERS:
• Attendance – 4th (avg. 5,603)
• Power Play (overall) – 3rd (.210)
• Shootouts (home) – 1st (SOGP, 2, SOW, 2, SO%, 1.00)
• Jon Francisco – 8th (power play goals) (5)
• Geoff Walker - 11th (power play assists) (8)
Jeff Zatkoff – 4th (save percentage) (.933)
• John Murray – 9th (save percentage) (.922)

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