Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), host the Tucson Roadrunners today at 3:00 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Today is the 12th and final regular-season meeting between the two teams.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day:
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Reign today! The Reign will wear special green St. Patrick’s Day warmup jerseys and host a silent auction benefiting the Hope Reigns Foundation. Text REIGN to 52182 to bid! Buy Tickets
Series at a Glance:
The Reign are 4-5-2-0 against the Roadrunners this season, 3-2-0-0 at Citizens Business Bank Arena and battled the Roadrunners last night at Citizens Business Bank Arena, falling 5-4. Reign forward T.J. Hensick (two goals, six assists) and defenseman Vincent LoVerde (three goals, five assists) each have eight points in the series while Roadrunners blueliners Zbynek Michalek (four goals, four assists) and Jamie McBain (two goal, six assists) each have eight points.
The Reign look to reduce their magic number to clinch a playoff berth today (currently 19 points). The number is reduced with points earned or teams outside the playoff picture failing to earn standings points.
The Reign set a new team record last night with 54 shots on goal, passing their previous mark of 52 set last season on February 10, 2016 at San Jose. Their previous season-high this year was 48 back on November 5 at Tucson.
Brodzinski and Sutter Step Up:
Reign forward Jonny Brodzinski enters tonight’s contest on a five-game point streak (two goals, four assists). Forward Brett Sutter has four goals and three assists over his last eight games.
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The Reign travel to Charlotte, North Carolina next weekend to battle the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 4:15 and 3:00 PT! Tune in to the action at OntarioReign.com and join the Reign Watch Party at Hooters in Ontario on Saturday, March 18!
Celebrate the weekend with the Reign on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 against the San Antonio Rampage at 7:00 PT and 6:00 PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena! Friday is $2 Bud Light Friday! Buy Tickets
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Ontario: 29-17-9-0, 67 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
Tucson: 24-23-6-0, 54 points (6th, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Local)
Nov. 4 Ontario at Tucson 3-2 Loss Recap
Nov. 5 Ontario at Tucson 5-4 OT Loss Recap
Dec. 2 Tucson at Ontario 4-1 Win Recap
Dec. 7 Ontario at Tucson 3-2 Overtime Win Recap
Dec. 9 Ontario at Tucson 5-4 Overtime Loss Recap
Jan. 16 Ontario at Tucson 3-2 Loss Recap
Jan. 18 Ontario at Tucson 4-1 Loss Recap
Feb. 17 Tucson at Ontario 4-1 Win Recap
Feb. 22 Tucson at Ontario 3-0 Win Recap
Mar. 4 Tucson at Ontario 2-1 Loss Recap
Mar. 11 Tucson at Ontario 5-4 Loss Recap
Mar. 12 Tucson at Ontario 3:00 pm PDT
Ontario vs. Tucson, All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
Tucson: 26-42-3-5, 60 points, .395 winning percentage (7th place, Atlantic Division) – as Springfield Falcons
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Tucson: Mark Lamb (1st season with Tucson)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Tucson: Arizona Coyotes