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Calgary Wranglers game day: Wranglers and Reign battle it out before AHL All-Star Break

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Paige Siewert
22 days ago
The Calgary Wranglers have one game left to go until the AHL All-Star break and one game left in their seven-game road trip. They’re coming off two losses to the Coachella Valley Firebirds and would like to wrap up this trip with a win. They head to Ontario, CA to face the Reign on Saturday evening before a handful of their players likely return to the Flames. 

Projected lineups

Calgary
Jakob Pelletier – Ben Jones – Matt Coronato 
Emilio Pettersen – Clark Bishop – William Stromgren
Rory Kerins – Kevin Rooney – Adam Klapka
Mitch McLain – Cole Schwindt – Alex Gallant
 
Yan Kuznetsov – Mark Pysyk 
Ilya Solovyov – Jonathan Aspirot 
Colton Poolman – Brady Lyle
 
Dustin Wolf 
Oscar Dansk 
 
Ontario
Charles Hudon – T.J. Tynan – Samuel Fagemo 
Taylor Ward – Alex Turcotte – Akil Thomas
Tyler Madden – Samuel Helenius – Martin Chromiak
Colton Young – Francesco Pinelli – Hayden Hodgson
 
Kevin Connauton – Brandt Clarke
Steven Santini – Cody Haiskanen
Cole Krygier – Wyatte Wylie
 
Aaron Dell
Erik Portillo

Leaders

Calgary
Matt Coronato – 29GP, 12G, 19A
Emilio Pettersen – 41GP, 7G, 20A
Ben Jones – 41GP, 13A, 13A
Ontario
T.J. Tynan – 43GP, 5G, 30A
Samuel Fagemo – 25GP, 20G, 13A
Charles Hudon – 38GP, 15G, 18A

Notes and expectations

The Wranglers had a day break between games to relax and refocus for this Saturday night match-up. On the other hand, their opponents just played on Friday night against the Colorado Eagles. There may be some signs of fatigue on both sides of the ice. Both are coming off 5-2 losses that they’re going to want to get past quickly and bounce back from. 
The good things to come out of the last two losses were Jakob Pelletier’s and Kevin Rooney’s first goals of the season. A step in the right direction on their path back from injury recovery just three games into the year. Pelletier made the scoresheet on Jan. 31 with his first goal of the season and Kevin Rooney scored on the night after on Feb. 1. It is no secret that Pelletier’s on a faster timeline to return to the Flames so his performance is the most under the microscope.
Another player expected to return to the Flames who continues to perform well is Matt Coronato. Coronato is averaging a point per game in this brief stint back with the Wranglers and had two assists on Wednesday. He’s been skating on the top line with Jakob Pelletier so this could be an interesting glance into the near future of the Flames. 
This one-off game does not follow the typical two-game series between AHL teams. The Wranglers and Reign will face off on Saturday night with a 7:00 p.m. MT puck drop. You can stream this game for a fee on AHL.tv and FlamesNation contributors Mike Gould and I will have updates on X (formerly Twitter).

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