Live Blog - Game 1 vs. San Diego

Reign and Gulls Fire up SoCal Series for Final Time in 2016

Dec 27, 2016

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 Diego Gulls tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Tonight is the fourth of 12 regular-season meetings between the two teams.

Extra Hockey:

The Ontario Reign skated in their 10th overtime of the season last night, prevailing 4-3 over the Bakersfield Condors at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The 10 appearances are tied for the most in the AHL with Providence and Tucson. The Reign are 4-5 in overtime and 1-0 in the shootout.

Penalty Free:

Last night’s contest vs. the Condors was the first penalty-free game in the AHL since April 14, 2015 between the Toronto Marlies and Iowa Wild.

SoCal Series:

The Reign are 2-1-0-0 against the Gulls this season and hold a 6-7-1-1 all-time record. In San Diego, the Reign are 2-0-0-0 this season and 4-4-0-0 all time. Reign forward Jonny Brodzinski leads the head-to-head series this season with five points (one goal, four assists).

Picking Up Points:

Forwards Teddy Purcell (two goals, four assists) and T.J. Hensick (one goal, five assists) each enter tonight’s contest on four-game point streaks. Forwards Brett Sutter (two goals, one assist) and Adrian Kempe (two goals, one assist) are on three-game point streaks.

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Game Notes

The Reign are back on the road Friday, December 30 against the Stockton Heat at 7:30 p.m. at Stockton Arena. Catch all the action LIVE at!

Ring in the New Year with the Reign on Saturday, December 31 against the Stockton Heat at 6:00 PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena! Stay after the contest for a postgame indoor fireworks and laser Bowie and Prince tribute! The first 5,000 fans grab Ontario Reign clappers presented by Smart Solar Power. Buy Tickets

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2016-17 Records

Ontario: 14-6-5-0, 33 points (3rd, Pacific Division)

San Diego: 11-11-1-1, 24 points (6th, Pacific Division)

2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)

Oct. 15 Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Win Recap

Nov. 27 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Loss Recap

Dec. 13 Ontario at San Diego 3-2 Win Recap

Dec. 27 Ontario at San Diego 7:00 pm

Jan. 22 San Diego at Ontario 3:00 pm

Feb. 3 San Diego at Ontario 7:00 pm

Feb. 4 Ontario at San Diego 7:00 pm

Feb. 10 San Diego at Ontario 7:00 pm

Apr. 7 Ontario at San Diego 7:00 pm

Apr. 8 San Diego at Ontario 6:00 pm

Apr. 14 San Diego at Ontario 7:00 pm

Apr. 15 Ontario at San Diego 7:00 pm

2015-2016 Records
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 39-23-4-2, 82 points, .618 winning percentage (2nd place, Pacific Division)

Ontario vs. San Diego, All-Time

Head Coaches
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
San Diego: Dallas Eakins (2nd year with Anaheim Ducks affiliate, 2nd with San Diego)

NHL Affiliate
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Diego: Anaheim Ducks

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