Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), take on the San Diego Gulls tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center. Tonight is the first of 12 meetings between the two teams.
SoCal Series History:
The Reign and Gulls enter their third season of the SoCal Series with the Reign holding a 10-10-2-2 all-time record. Including preseason and postseason, the two sides have met a total of 19 times in each of the last two campaigns.
Guiding the Way:
Forwards Jonny Brodzinski (five goals and seven assists in 22 games) and Michael Mersch (six goals and six assists in 17 games) actively lead the Reign all time against the Gulls.
The Reign went 2-0-0-0 against the Gulls in the preseason with a 4-3 shootout victory on September 28 and a 2-1 win on October 2.
Tip of the Cap to Brodzinski:
Forward Jonny Brodzinski registered his second career hat trick for the Reign on Wednesday in a 4-2 win over San Jose in Ontario and holds the last two hat tricks in AHL-Reign history. He scored three goals at San Antonio last season on January 27, 2017.
To complement Brodzinski’s hat trick, forward T.J. Hensick contributed three assists on Wednesday.
Scouting the Gulls:
Defenseman Andy Welinski is tied for fourth among blueliners with seven points (two goals, five assists). Forwards Spencer Abbott (two goals, six assists) and Kevin Roy (four goals, four assists) lead the Gulls overall with eight points.
Join the Reign as they host the San Diego Gulls and open the SoCal Series on Saturday, November 4 a Citizens Business Bank Arena at 6:00. Celebrate San Antonio Regional Hospital Night! The Reign will be wearing special SARH jerseys and hosting a jersey auction. For Reign season tickets, along with information on other ticket plans and group packages, call 909-941-PUCK (7825) and visit OntarioReign.com!
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2017-18 Regular-Season Records
Ontario: 2-6-0-0, 4 points (8th, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 4-3-1-0, 9 points (4th, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Regular-Season Records
Ontario: 36-21-10-1, 83 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 43-20-3-2, 91 points (2nd, Pacific Division)
Ontario vs. San Diego, All-Time Regular Season
Ontario: Mike Stothers (4th season with LA Kings affiliate, 3rd with Ontario)
San Diego: Dallas Eakins (3rd year with Anaheim Ducks affiliate, 3rd with San Diego)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Diego: Anaheim Ducks