Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), visit the Iowa Wild tonight at 5:00 PT at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. Tonight is the first-ever meeting between the two teams and the first of two regular-season meetings this season.
On the Road Again:
The Reign return to the road after spending five of the last six games away from Citizens Business Bank Arena. After completing a season-high five game road trip (1-2-2-0) last weekend, the Reign returned home to host the San Antonio Rampage on Wednesday (5-1 loss).
Central Division Success:
The Ontario Reign went 6-2-0-0 against Central Division opponents last season, battling the Charlotte Checkers and Manitoba Moose. This season, the Reign will see the Checkers, Wild and Rockford IceHogs
Reign forward Brett Sutter skated the last two seasons with the Iowa Wild before being traded to the Kings by the Minnesota Wild last February. In 128 games with Iowa, Sutter buried 16 goals and 27 assists for 43 points and dressed in six games with Minnesota during the 2014-15 season.
Determined in Des Moines:
The Wild are the third AHL team to occupy Des Moines in the city’s history. The Iowa Stars (Dallas Stars NHL affiliate) skated from 2005-2008 and the Iowa Chops (Anaheim Ducks NHL affiliate) appeared for the 2008-09 season. The Minnesota Wild (NHL) moved the Iowa Wild from Houston, Texas to Des Moines prior to the 2013-14 season.
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The Ontario Reign continue a three-game road trip tomorrow, Sunday, November 13 against the Rockford IceHogs at 2:00 p.m. PT and close the journey against the Stockton Heat on Friday, November 18.
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Ontario: 3-3-3-0, 9 points (5th, Pacific Division)
Iowa: 5-8-0-0, 10 points (6th, Central Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Nov. 12 Ontario at Iowa 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 Iowa at Ontario 7:00 p.m.
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
Iowa: 24-41-5-6, 59 points, .388 winning percentage (8th place, Central Division)
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Iowa: Derek Lalonde (1st season with Iowa)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Iowa: Minnesota Wild