Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), visit the Tucson Roadrunners tonight at 6:05 PT at Tucson Arena in Tucson, AZ. Tonight is the fifth of 12 regular-season meetings between the two teams.
Wile E. Coyote Reigns Down:
The Reign are 2-1-2-0 against the Roadrunners this season and 1-1-2-0 at Tucson Arena. Defenseman Vincent LoVerde leads the Reign and is tied for the series lead with five points (two goals, three assists).
The Reign rifled a season-high 48 shots against the Roadrunners on November 5 in Tucson and average just under 40 shots (39.2) against the Roadrunners per game.
Lending a Helping Hand:
Defenseman Zac Leslie enters tonight’s contest on a five-game assist streak (five assists).
Kempe Kashing In:
Forward Adrian Kempe has two goals in his last three games and three goals in his last five contests.
Hensick on Verge of AHL History:
Forward T.J. Hensick enters tonight’s contest one point shy of 500 in his AHL career. In 535 career AHL games, Hensick holds 149 goals and 350 assists and looks to become the 90th player in league history to join the 500 club.
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The Reign wrap up a five-game in eight-day stretch Wednesday, January 18 against the Tucson Roadrunners at 6:05 PT Tucson Arena. Catch all the action at OntarioReign.com!
The Reign return to Citizens Business Bank Arena Saturday, January 21 for Fire and Ice Night against the San Jose Barracuda at 6:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The Reign and Bakersfield Condors clash on Sunday, January 22 for American Red Cross Day at 3:00 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The Reign will wear special super hero American Red Cross jerseys and host a postgame jersey auction. Buy Tickets
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Ontario: 19-7-6-0, 44 points (1st, Pacific Division)
Tucson: 18-9-4-0, 40 points (3rd, 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 7:05 pm MST
Jan. 18 Ontario at Tucson 7:05 pm MST
Feb. 17 Tucson at Ontario 7:00 pm PST
Feb. 22 Tucson at Ontario 7:00 pm PST
Mar. 4 Tucson at Ontario 6:00 pm PST
Mar. 11 Tucson at Ontario 6:00 pm PST
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