Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), host the Charlotte Checkers tonight at 6:00 PT on Teddy Bear Toss presented by Smart Solar Power at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tonight is the first of four regular-season meetings between the two teams.
Teddy Bear Toss presented by Smart Solar Power:
Bring new on gently used stuff animals to tonight’s contest for Teddy Bear Toss presented by Smart Solar Power! Toss it on the ice after the Reign score their first goal.
Forward Michael Mersch has a point in all seven Reign wins so far this season (7-2-1-0). Forward Jonny Brodzinski is a close second with a record of 6-2-1-0 when grabbing a point.
Home for the Holidays:
The Reign wrap up a season-long five-game homestand tonight (2-2-0-0).
The Reign lead the AHL in average penalty minutes per game at 20.94 and are tied for first with 123 minor penalties. The Reign are second in the AHL with 17 major penalties.
Nothing Minor about Majors:
Defenseman Kurtis MacDermid leads the AHL with 16 minor penalties and enters tonight’s game on an eight-game penalty minute streak (26 PIMS). Forward Michael Latta leads the AHL with five major penalties.
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The Reign head out on the road for two contests against the Tucson Roadrunners on Wednesday, December 7 and Friday, December 9. Catch all the action at OntarioReign.com!
The Reign return home on Saturday, December 10 against the Charlotte Checkers at 6:00 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Celebrate 8-bit Game Night presented by Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. The first 5,000 fans receive an 8-bit Reign vinyl figure! Buy Tickets
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Ontario: 7-5-4-0, 18 points (6th, Pacific Division)
Charlotte: 9-10-1-0, 19 points (6th, Central Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Local)
Dec. 3 Charlotte at Ontario 6:00 pm PST
Dec. 10 Charlotte at Ontario 6:00 pm PST
Mar. 17 Ontario at Charlotte 7:15 pm EDT
Mar. 18 Ontario at Charlotte 6:00 pm EDT
Ontario vs. Charlotte, All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
Charlotte: 36-32-3-5, 80 points, .526 winning percentage (5th place, Central Division)
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Charlotte: Ulf Samuelsson (1st season with Charlotte)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Charlotte: Carolina Hurricanes