Ontario will complete their week-long road trip to Northern California with a Saturday night tilt in Stockton.
Per the Heat PR team:
The clubs have battled to a close season series thus far, Stockton earning two wins in three meetings and Ontario salvaging points in two of three.
Stockton enters Saturday’s tilt with six players who have double-digit goal totals on the year, with Matthew Phillips (13), Jakob Pelletier and Glenn Gawdin (12), and Byron Froese, Adam Ruzicka and Justin Kirkland (10). Ontario is second in the league with five such players, and no other team entered the weekend with more than four. The Heat have two more – Luke Philp and Eetu Tuulola – who are approaching double-digits with eight.
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The Heat entered the weekend with the AHL’s third-best home point percentage, a record of 13-2-3-0 on the year on home ice (.806). The Heat have outscored opponents by a 59-37 margin in those games, and will host the Reign for the first time this season. Ontario is the league’s third-best road team, coming into the tilt at 9-4-1-0 (.679) with a plus-17 score differential.
According to our sources, here’s how Ontario will put things together tonight…
ONTARIO REIGN PROJECTED LINEUP vs. STOCKTON HEAT on 1/29
JAD – Thomas – Dudas
Madden- Tynan- Frk
Vilardi – Turcotte – Fagemo
Wagner – Sutter – Doty
Other options include: Burke, Johnson, Sodergran
Gaunce – Spence
Wolanin – Grans
Kasastul – Phillips
Other options include: McIvor
Puck drop is scheduled for 6pm tonight in Stockton and the game can be viewed on AHL TV.
Lead photo via Mike Zitek
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