The Ontario Reign offense seems to be having great success at just the right time. On Saturday evening in San Jose, the Reign scored seven goals as a team in a 7-3 win over the San Jose Barracuda. The seven goals were the most the Reign have scored in one regular season game this season.
The Reign leading scorer in the contest was Philippe Maillet, who notched five points (one goal and four assists). Other Reign players with a multi-point game were Michael Mersch (one goal and two assists), Sean Walker (one goal and one assist) and T.J. Hensick (two assists). The seven goal outbreak against the Barracuda came only one night after the Reign only scored one goal in a 4-1 loss to the Bakersfield Condors on Friday.
The Reign are at the .600 mark exactly in terms of winning percentage with eight more regular season games on the schedule. Ontario is currently in third place in the Pacific Division at 72 points. However their .600 winning percentage carries more weight than points in the American Hockey League standings. The Reign are behind the Tucson Roadrunners at .639 and the San Diego Gulls at .610 in the Pacific Division. The Reign and the Gulls actually have the same number of points at 72, but San Diego is in second place as they have played one fewer game than the Reign (59 games compared to 60) and also have one more victory (34 wins compared to 30).
The Reign have back-to-back home games this weekend at Citizens Business Bank Arena. They play host to the Bakersfield Condors on March 30 (tickets) and then the Cleveland Monsters on March 31 (tickets).