by Bill Norris

The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, will play the second half of a home-and-home series with the Tacoma Stars at 7 p.m. Thursday at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Tacoma defeated the Fury 11-6 last Friday at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., as the Stars scored eight consecutive goals over the second and third quarters after Ontario had opened a 3-1 lead in the second quarter. Ontario has never beaten Tacoma at the ShoWare Center.

The two teams are locked in a battle for second place in the Pacific Division, with Ontario holding a one game lead. Tacoma has won two in a row, but has never won at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Ontario’s Leonardo de Oliveira has been leading the way for the Fury offense over the last two games, having scored six goals and adding four assists in the span. Adrien Perez (Ontario High, Loyola Marymount), who missed the trip to Washington due to illness, is expected back in the lineup, having scored five goals in his last two games for the Fury, along with a five-goal performance playing for the Ontario Fury II reserve team.

Tickets for Thursday’s game are on sale now at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or through the Fury’s offices by calling 909-457-0252.

After Thursday's game, the Fury will wake up early Friday and board vans headed for Turlock for a matchup with the Express. It will be Ontario''s first trip to Turlock this season, having beaten the Express twice in two games in Ontario. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. and available to view online via MASL.tv.