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Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), visit the San Jose Barracuda today at 1:15 p.m. PT. Today is the second of eight meetings between the two clubs this season.
The Ontario Reign enter today’s contest on a five-game point streak. Game 2 of the point streak was a 4-2 victory over San Jose on November 1 at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Milestone for Sutter:
Forward and team captain Brett Sutter looks to skate in his 750 professional game today. Through 749 games, the Viking, Alberta, native has 123 goals and 177 assists for 300 points.
This week, forwards Andrew Crescenzi (Tues., Nov. 14) and Jonny Brodzinski (Thurs., Nov. 16) were called up to the Kings and forward Mike Amadio (Thurs., Nov. 16) was assigned to the Reign. The Reign also added forward Cory Ward (Fri., Nov. 17) on a professional tryout agreement.
Forward Michael Mersch has one goal and two assists in his last two games and three goals and five assists in his last six contests.
Defense Stepping Up:
In their first six contests, the Reign defense allowed 22 goals while scoring only eight. During the five-game point streak, the opposition has scored eight goals while the Reign lit the lamp 14 times.
Scouting the Barracuda:
Rookie forward Rudolfs Balcers is tied for seventh among fist-year AHL players with 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) and has five assists over his last three games. Forward Daniel O’Regan leads the Barracuda overall with 12 points (six goals, six assists) and enters today’s game on a four-game point streak (one goal, four assists). Forward Marcus Sorensen has four goals and an assist in his last three games including a hat trick on November 5 vs. Texas.
The Reign wrap up a three-game road trip tomorrow, Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m. against the San Jose Barracuda at SAP Center. Watch the Reign Pregame Show and tune in to the action at Facebook.com/OntarioReign!
Join the Reign as they host the Stockton Heat on Wednesday, November 22 a Citizens Business Bank Arena at 7:00. Celebrate San Antonio Regional Hospital Blanket Night (first 5,000 fans)! 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: 4-6-0-1, 9 points (8th, Pacific Division)
San Jose: 5-6-0-1, 11 points (5th, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Regular-Season Records
Ontario: 36-21-10-1, 83 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
San Jose: 43-16-4-5, 95 points (1st, Central Division)
2017-18 Head-to-Head Schedule
Nov. 1 San Jose at Ontario 4-2 Win Recap
Nov. 18 Ontario at San Jose 1:15 pm PST
Nov. 19 Ontario at San Jose 3:00 pm PST
Nov. 24 San Jose at Ontario 7:00 pm PST
Feb. 21 San Jose at Ontario 7:00 pm PST
Mar. 4 Ontario at San Jose 12:00 pm PST
Mar. 18 San Jose at Ontario 3:00 pm PDT
Mar. 24 Ontario at San Jose 5:30 pm PDT
2017-18 Head-to-Head Record
Ontario vs. San Jose, All-Time
Ontario: Mike Stothers (4th season with LA Kings affiliate, 3rd with Ontario)
San Jose: Roy Sommer (3rd season with Barracuda, 20th season with San Jose AHL affiliate)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Jose: San Jose Sharks