Sal Peralta is in town and completed his first practice with the Reign today, skating on a line with Tony Voce and Jon Francisco. Check out tomorrow’s editions of the Sun and Daily Bulletin for the full scoop.
On coming to the Reign: “It’s great. I have experience playing against Coach Taylor in CIS, and I know they have a good team, a good reputation here in Ontario, great fans, obviously beautiful weather. I can’t wait to get started.”
On playing for three teams halfway through his first pro season: “It’s tough, but it’s part of the game. it’s tough on yourself and your family, because you don’t know where you’re going to be. You can’t make plans.”
On any feelings of revenge toward league rival Bakersfield, which cut him in the preseason: “I’m just going to play hard. Bakersfield had its own issues. They didn’t cut me because they felt I wasn’t good enough to play there, they just had a lot of guys coming back [from Anaheim’s NHL training camp]. So it was a numbers game there. You always want to stick and show the other teams why they shouldn’t have let you go, but I don’t want to get too worked up in it. I just want to play my game, let that do the talking, and help Ontario win some games.”
The rest of the forward lines from Tuesday:
Greg Hogeboom-Tim Kraus-Peter Lenes
Todd Jackson-Mike Howe-James McEwan
Chris Curran-Michael Pelech-Rob Pearce