Reign Begin Opening Weekend Fun Tonight

Reign Kick Off Opening Weekend Festivities Tonight at Citizens Business Bank Arena

Oct 20, 2017

Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), host the Bakersfield Condors tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tonight is the first of 10 meetings between the two clubs this season.

10th Anniversary Celebration:

The Reign start their 10th anniversary season celebration tonight. The first 5,000 fans receive a 10th anniversary banner from Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Tonight is also $2 Bud Light Friday! Buy Tickets

Home, Sweet Home:

Tonight marks the first home game for the Reign of the 2017-18 season. Last season, the Reign went an impressive 22-9-2-1 at Citizens Business Bank Arena and are 44-17-5-2 all-time.

Graduating Class:

On Wednesday, forward Justin Auger became the ninth AHL-Reign alumni to make his NHL debut with the Kings, joining Adrian Kempe, Paul LaDue, Jonny Brodzinski, Kevin Gravel, Kurtis MacDermid, Derek Forbort, Nic Dowd and Michael Mersch.

Head-to-Head History:

The Reign went 6-2-2-0 against the Condors last season and sit 14-6-2-0 all-time against their long-time rivals. Inside Citizens Business Bank Arena, the Reign are 9-2-0-0 all-time against the Condors.

Returning Core:

Of the 24 players listed on the Condors roster, 15 dressed with the team last season including goaltender Nick Ellis, 2016 fourth-overall selection Jesse Puljujarvi and team captain Ryan Hamilton.

FORE!

The Condors have given up four goals in each of their first three games of the season, falling 4-1 at Stockton on Oct. 6, winning 5-4 vs. San Antonio on Oct. 12 and dropping a 4-0 decision to Tucson on Oct. 14.

Snap the Scoring Skid:

In the first three games of the season, the Reign have combined for three goals and look to end an 0-for-13 stretch on the power play.

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Game Notes

The Ontario Reign continue the Opening Weekend celebration tomorrow, Saturday, October 21 against Bakersfield Condors at Citizens Business Bank Arena! The first 5,000 fans receive a Dia de los Muertos bobblehead from Violent Gentlemen Hockey Club and Foddrill Construction! Don't miss all of the exciting action as the Reign celebrate their historical season in the Inland Empire!  For Reign season tickets, along with information on other ticket plans and group packages, call 909-941-PUCK (7825) and visit OntarioReign.com!

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2017-18 Regular-Season Records

Ontario: 0-3-0-0, 0 points (8th, Pacific Division)

Bakersfield: 1-2-0-0, 2 points (7th, Pacific Division)

2016-17 Regular-Season Records

Ontario: 36-21-10-1, 83 points (3rd, Pacific Division)

Bakersfield: 31-28-7-2, 71 points (5th, Pacific Division)

2017-18 Head-to-Head Schedule

Oct. 20 Bakersfield at Ontario 7:00 pm PDT

Oct. 21 Bakersfield at Ontario 6:00 pm PDT

Dec. 27 Ontario at Bakersfield 6:30 pm PST

Feb. 9 Ontario at Bakersfield 7:00 pm PST

Feb. 10 Bakersfield at Ontario 6:00 pm PST

Feb. 24 Ontario at Bakersfield 7:00 pm PST

Mar. 23 Bakersfield at Ontario 7:00 pm PDT

Mar. 30 Bakersfield at Ontario 7:00 pm PDT

Apr. 4 Ontario at Bakersfield 6:30 pm PDT

Apr. 14 Ontario at Bakersfield 7:00 pm PDT

Ontario vs. Bakersfield, All-Time

14-6-2-0

Head Coaches
Ontario: Mike Stothers (4th season with LA Kings affiliate, 3rd with Ontario)

Bakersfield: Gerry Fleming (3rd season with Bakersfield)

NHL Affiliate
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Bakersfield: Edmonton Oilers

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