Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), announced their 2017-18 regular season schedule. The Reign celebrate the 10th anniversary of professional hockey in the Inland Empire this season and its largest season seat member base in team history.
The Reign celebrate Opening Weekend at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 against the Bakersfield Condors. The full promotions schedule will be released at a later date.
The Reign will battle the Chicago Wolves (Las Vegas Golden Knights affiliate) and Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators affiliate) for the first time in team history and face the Cleveland Monsters (Columbus Blue Jackets affiliate) for the first time since the 2016 Western Conference Finals. The Reign will also face the Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild affiliate) and Rockford IceHogs (Chicago Blackhawks affiliate) in addition to its Pacific Division foes in the San Diego Gulls, Bakersfield Condors, San Antonio Rampage, San Jose Barracuda, Stockton Heat, Texas Stars and Tucson Roadrunners.
The 2017-18 season marks the third year of the heated SoCal Series with the San Diego Gulls. All-time, the Reign are 10-10-2-2 against the Gulls and both teams held identical 6-4-1-1 head-to-head records last season.
2017-18 Schedule Breakdown:
Chicago Wolves: 1 home, 1 away
Cleveland Monsters: 2 home, 2 away
Iowa Wild: 1 home, 1 away
Milwaukee Admirals: 1 home, 1 away
Rockford IceHogs: 1 home, 1 away
Bakersfield Condors: 5 home, 5 away
San Antonio Rampage: 3 home, 3 away
San Diego Gulls: 6 home, 6 away
San Jose Barracuda: 4 home, 4 away
Stockton Heat: 4 home, 4 away
Texas Stars: 2 home, 2 away
Tucson Roadrunners: 4 home, 4 away
Most Common Opponent: San Diego Gulls (12 games)
Least Common Opponent: Milwaukee Admirals, Chicago Wolves, Iowa Wild and Rockford IceHogs (two games each)
Longest Homestand: 6 games (March 9-March 23)
Longest Road Trip: 5 games (January 17-January 27)
Busiest Month: December (14 games)
October: 2 home, 5 away (7 total)
November: 5 home, 4 away (9 total)
December: 7 home, 7 away (14 total)
January: 4 home, 7 away (11 total)
February: 6 home, 3 away (9 total)
March: 8 home, 4 away (12 total)
April: 2 home, 4 away (6 total)
Sunday: 4 home, 4 away (8 total)
Monday: 1 home (1 total)
Tuesday: 1 away (1 total)
Wednesday: 7 home, 6 away (13 total)
Thursday: No Games
Friday: 13 home, 9 away (22 total)
Saturday: 9 home, 14 away (23 total)
The Ontario Reign celebrate their 10th Anniversary season in October! Don't miss all of the exciting action as the Reign celebrate their historical season in the Inland Empire! For Reign season tickets, along with information on other ticket plans, call 909-941-PUCK (7825) and visit OntarioReign.com!
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