The Ontario Reign will look to avenge Sunday’s loss to the Abbotsford Canucks when the two teams meet up again tonight at 7 pm PT in Ontario.

The Ontario Reign and Abbotsford Canucks are back at it tonight, just two days after the Canucks 3-2 win over the Reign for their first win in franchise history.

Top Scorers

The Reign (1-0-0-1) are led in scoring by TJ Tynan (0-3-3) and in goals by Martin Frk (2). On the backend, Jacob Moverare leads in goals (1) and points (2).

In goal, both Matt Villalta and Jacob Ingham have each made a start with .917 and .931 save percentages, respectively. It’s early, but the goaltending has been a bright spot so far. There is no word yet on who will be in net for Ontario, but I would expect them to go back to Matt Villalta.

Special Teams

The Reign are 3-for-8 (37.5%) on the power-play in the young season. The PP is something they will certainly be looking to improve on this season as it was a division-worst 14.4% in the 2020-21 season.

On the penalty-kill, Ontario has allowed two goals on four opportunities (50%).

Analytics

Here is how the first two games have gone so far from a shot-attempt standpoint for Ontario overall:

Game Opponent Shot Attempts For Shot Attempts Against CORSI CF%
1 vs. San Diego 61 57 4 51.69%
2 vs. Abbotsford 77 56 21 57.89%

And at 5 on 5:

Game Opponent Shot Attempts For Shot Attempts Against CORSI CF%
1 vs. San Diego 52 51 1 50.49%
2 vs. Abbotsford 60 49 11 55.05%

In Sunday’s meeting with Abbotsford, the Reign held a 20-12 edge in High Danger attempts at 5 on 5 as well. Needless to say, Canucks’ rookie netminder Arturs Silovs was solid in net. He made 34 saves, including five in overtime.

We’ll see who starts in net for Abbotsford. On Saturday night, Michael┬áDiPietro started their opening game, allowing four goals on 31 shots in a loss to the Bakersfield Condors.

2021 2nd round pick Danila Klimovich leads the Canucks in goals (2) – including a power-play goal Sunday against the Reign. He is tied with Jarid Lukosevicius, Vincent Arseneau, and former Reign player Sheldon Rempal in points with two.

This will be the first of three games this week for the Reign – all at home. Puck drop tonight is 7 pm PT and can be seen on AHLTV.

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