ONTARIO, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have announced their full regular-season schedule for the 2018-19 season, their fourth as a member of the AHL.
The Reign celebrate Opening Weekend at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday, October 12 against the Stockton Heat and Saturday, October 13 against the San Diego Gulls. Ontario concludes its 2018-19 home slate on Friday, April 12 against the Heat.
Highlights of the 2018-19 Reign regular-season schedule –
31 of the Reign’s 34 home games occur on either a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or holiday
The Reign will host 11 Friday night games, nine Saturday games and nine Sunday games, all taking place at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario
The Reign are also home for two holiday games that take place on a Monday – New Year’s Eve on December 31 and Martin Luther King Day on January 21. Additionally, the Reign are home for two games around Thanksgiving (Friday, 11/23 and Sunday, 11/25) and one game around Christmas (Saturday, 12/22)
Ontario will host three Wednesday night games – October 17, February 21, April 3
Reign Day is back in 2019, taking place on Sunday, February 24. Reign Day is an exclusive event for ALL-IN members as a special thank you for our most passionate fans
The busiest month at the CBBA will be February, with the Reign home a season-high seven times during that month
The busiest month for the Reign overall will be March, with five contests at home and eight away for a total of 13 games
The longest homestand of the season is six games, running from February 20 through March 3 – This span also includes Reign Day, marking seven Reign events in a 12-day span
The longest road trip of the season will be five games, occurring twice – January 9 through January 19 and March 8 through March 16
The Reign’s most frequent opponent during the 2018-19 season will be the San Diego Gulls. The AHL’s version of the Freeway Faceoff will occur 12 times, six in Ontario and six in San Diego
Two new teams will visit Ontario this season – The Reign host the Colorado Eagles four times, with the first home matchup on Saturday, December 15, and the Grand Rapids Griffins, with the lone California meeting of the season on Wednesday, April 3
The Reign will face the Western Conference Champions, the Texas Stars, twice in a rematch of their 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs series – Friday, November 2 in Ontario and Saturday, December 29 in Texas
The 2018-19 AHL All-Star Break will take place from Sunday, January 27 through Wednesday, January 30 – The 2019 AHL All-Star Classic will occur in Springfield, MA with the Skills Competition scheduled for January 27 and the All-Star Game to take place on January 28
All Reign home games this season will start at either 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. All Sunday home games, in addition to Saturday, December 22 and Monday, January 21, will begin at 3:00 p.m. All Saturday home games, minus December 22, will begin at 6:00 p.m. and all other games will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Reign will take on 11 different opponents during the 2018-19 season. Ontario will face the Colorado Eagles (Colorado Avalanche affiliate) and Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit Red Wings affiliate) for the first time in franchise history. In addition to the Eagles, the Reign will also take on the Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers affiliate), San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks affiliate), San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks affiliate), Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames affiliate) and Tucson Roadrunners (Arizona Coyotes affiliate) within the Pacific Division. Rounding out the Reign’s opponents for the upcoming season are two former divisional rivals, the San Antonio Rampage (St. Louis Blues affiliate) and Texas Stars (Dallas Stars affiliate) and two additional teams from the Central Division, the Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild affiliate) and the Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators affiliate).
Breakdown By Opponent
Breakdown By Day Of Week
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Additionally, the Reign have announced their schedule for the 2018 preseason. Ontario will take on the San Diego Gulls in a home-and-home set. Ontario will host San Diego for “Cool School” on Thursday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena and the two teams will also square off at Honda Center in Anaheim on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. Further details about the Reign’s pre-season slate will be announced at a later date.
Additionally, prior to the start of the 2018-19 regular season will be the Kings vs. Kings game at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Sunday, September 16. Kings vs. Kings is a preseason contest featuring members of the Los Angeles Kings and Ontario Reign in an intrasquad scrimmage.
The Reign’s promotional schedule, including giveaways, promotions and specialty jerseys, will be announced at a later date.
The Ontario Reign begin the 2018-19 season, their fourth as members of the American Hockey League, in October. Don't miss all the exciting action as the Reign celebrate eleven years of hockey in the Inland Empire! For Reign season tickets, along with information on other ticket plans, call 909.941.7825 or visit OntarioReign.com.