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 tonight at 7:00 at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Fan Appreciation Night. Tonight is the 11 of 12 regular-season meetings between the two teams.
Fan Appreciation Night:
Friday is $2 Bud Light Friday! The first 9,000 fans receive a Smart Solar Power clapper! Be sure to purchase your Jersey Off Their Back raffle ticket benefiting the Hope Reigns Foundation for a chance to win a game-worn jersey from your favorite player right after the game! Buy Tickets
Reign and Gulls Dance into Postseason:
The Reign and Gulls will face each other in the best-of-five Pacific Division Semifinals starting Friday, April 21. The postseason series marks the second time in as many seasons the two teams have met in the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Reign defeated the Gulls in the best-of-seven Pacific Division Finals last season, 4-1.
Pacific Division Semifinals
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 22 – San Diego at Ontario, 7:00 PT Buy Tickets
Game 3 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT
*Game 4 – Mon., May 1 – San Diego at Ontario, 7:00 PT Buy Tickets
*Game 5 – Tue., May 2 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT
The Reign are 6-3-1-0 against the Gulls this season and hold an 10-9-2-1 all-time record. All-time, the Reign are 4-4-2-1 against the Gulls at Citizens Business Bank Arena. These two teams met last weekend in another home-and-home series starting on Friday in San Diego with the Reign prevailing 4-0. Shifting up to Ontario, the Reign took the second game, 3-1.
Fast Starts Are Key:
The first period is the best period for both the Reign and Gulls this season. The Reign hold a goal differential of a plus-12 in the opening frame while the Gulls stand at plus-21.
Race to the First Goal:
The team that grabs the game’s opening goal has earned a point in every game in the head-to-head series this season. Ontario is 5-0-1-0 when scoring first in the series. San Diego is 3-0-0-1.
Leading the Way:
Reign forward Jonny Brodzinski leads the head-to-head series with eight points (three goals, five assists) and Reign forward T.J. Hensick leads all skaters in the series with four goals. Forward Corey Tropp leads the Gulls with one goal and four assists for five points.
Gulls forward Kalle Kossila is currently tied for fourth among AHL rookies with 47 points (14 goals, 33 assists).
Listen Live: OntarioReign.com
The Ontario Reign wrap up the 2016-17 regular season and the home-and-home series against the Gulls tomorrow, Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center. Catch all the action LIVE at OntarioReign.com and Reign Radio on TuneIn!
The Reign are in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs! Join the action as they battled the San Diego Gulls in Game 2 of the Pacific Division Semifinals on Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena! Buy Tickets
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Ontario: 36-20-10-0, 82 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 41-20-3-2, 87 points (2nd, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Oct. 15 Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Win Recap
Nov. 27 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Loss Recap
Dec. 13 Ontario at San Diego 3-2 Win Recap
Dec. 27 Ontario at San Diego 2-1 Overtime Win Recap
Jan. 22 San Diego at Ontario 3-2 Shootout Win Recap
Feb. 3 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Overtime Loss Recap
Feb. 4 Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Loss Recap
Feb. 10 San Diego at Ontario 4-1 Loss Recap
Apr. 7 Ontario at San Diego 4-0 Win Recap
Apr. 8 San Diego at Ontario 3-1 Win Recap
Apr. 14 San Diego at Ontario 7:00 pm
Apr. 15 Ontario at San Diego 7:00 pm
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, All-Time
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