Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), host the San Diego Gulls today at 10:00 a.m. on Education Day at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Today is the first of two preseason meetings between the two teams.
Over 5,000 students will fill the arena and watch a game themed around the importance of learning, school spirit and following your dreams. Each student in attendance will receive an Education Day booklet designed to engage and challenge the mind. Math, Geography, History and more will be addressed.
World famous professional fan and motivational speaker Cameron Hughes will be in attendance to get students moving to music, cheering for the Reign and speaking about what it takes to follow your dreams. Buy Education Day Tickets
Over 12 heated regular-season meetings last season, the Reign went 4-6-1-1 against the Gulls and 2-2-1-1 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Defenseman Vincent LoVerde (one goal, six assists) tied the Reign team lead with seven points against the Gulls.
In addition to the regular season, the Reign and Gulls clashed twice in the preseason last year (0-1-0-1) and the Pacific Division Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs (Reign won best-of-seven series 4-1). The Reign training camp roster features 11 skaters from the 2015-16 season while the Gulls hold 12.
The Gull’s training camp roster features former Reign players Jeff Schultz (66 games, three goals and 15 assists), Jordan Samuels-Thomas (58 games, 12 goals and 10 assists) and Scott Sabourin (28 games, three goals and two assists).
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Ontario vs. San Diego, 2016 Preseason Schedule (Home Games in Bold, All times Pacific)
Oct. 6 vs. San Diego 10:00 a.m.
Oct. 10 at San Diego (in Anaheim, CA) 7:00 p.m.
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 39-23-4-2, 82 points, .618 winning percentage (2nd place, Pacific Division)
Ontario vs. San Diego, Head-to-Head in 2015-16
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
San Diego: Dallas Eakins (2nd year with Anaheim Ducks affiliate, 2nd with San Diego)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Diego: Anaheim Ducks