Reign and Heat Collide in New Year’s Eve Showdown

Reign and Heat Collide in New Year’s Eve Showdown

Dec 31, 2016

Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), host the Stockton Heat tonight at 6:00 PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tonight is the fifth of eight regular-season meetings this season.

Ring in the New Year with the Reign:

Ring in the New Year with the! 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

Bundling Up:

The Reign are 2-1-1-0 against the Heat this season and 9-5-2-0 all time. The two teams collided last night at Stockton Arena to open a home-and-home series with the Reign prevailing 4-1. Reign forward Sean Backman (one goal, three assists) and Stockton’s Brandon Bollig (three goals, one assist) lead the head-to-head series with four points each.

Keep Up the Winning Ways:

The Reign enter tonight’s contest on a season-high five-game winning streak.

Don’t Stop Me Now:

Forwards Teddy Purcell (two goals, seven assists) and T.J. Hensick (two goals, seven assists) each enter tonight’s contest on six-game point streaks.

Coming in Clutch:

Forward T.J. Hensick leads the Reign with seven multi-point games this season.

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Game Notes

The Reign are back in action on Saturday, January 7 for the Outdoor Classic against the Bakersfield Condors at Memorial Stadium in Bakersfield, California at 6:00 p.m. Buy Tickets

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2016-17 Records

Ontario: 16-6-5-0, 37 points (1st, Pacific Division)

Stockton: 16-9-2-1, 35 points (4th, Pacific Division)

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

Nov. 18 Ontario at Stockton 2-1 OT Loss Recap

Nov. 23 Stockton at Ontario 3-1 Win Recap

Dec. 14 Stockton at Ontario 5-4 Loss Recap

Dec. 30 Ontario at Stockton 4-1 Win Recap

Dec. 31 Stockton at Ontario 6:00 p.m.

Mar. 1 Ontario at Stockton 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 3 Stockton at Ontario 7:00 p.m.

Apr. 12 Ontario at Stockton 7:00 p.m.

Ontario vs. Stockton, All-Time

2015-2016 Records
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, (1st place, Pacific Division)
Stockton: 32-32-2-2, 68 points, (6th place, Pacific Division)

Head Coaches
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Stockton: Ryan Huska (2nd season with Heat)

NHL Affiliate
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Stockton: Calgary Flames


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