Ontario Signs Francisco, Rookie Curran

ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign announced that they have signed center Jon Francisco and rookie left wing Chris Curran.

The Reign are the ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.

The 27-year-old Francisco has played the last three seasons with the Reading Royals where he had 83 points (36g-47a) and 191 penalty minutes in 140 regular season games and 13 penalty minutes in seven Kelly Cup Playoff games.

The 25-year-old Curran has played the last four seasons at the University of British Columbia where he had 33 points (7g-26a) and 314 penalty minutes in 112 games from 2004-08.The first professional sports team in Ontario, Calif., the Reign begin play in the ECHL in 2008-09 and play their first home game on Oct. 25 at the new state-of-the-art Citizens Business Bank Arena, a $130 million multi-purpose facility with 9,736 seats as well as 36 suites, a continuous concourse and a VIP club.

Team Press Release