Reign and Roadrunners Collide Tonight in the DesertDec 5, 2017
Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), take on the Tucson Roadrunners tonight at 6:05 PT at Tucson Arena in Tucson, Arizona. Tonight is the second of eight meetings between the two clubs.
Road Trip Off to Winning Start:
The Reign opened a five-game road trip on Sunday with a 4-2 victory against Tucson. Goalie Jack Campbell made 38 saves and forward T.J. Hensick scored twice in the victory.
Campbell and Petersen Backstop the Reign:
Reign goaltenders continue to be the backbone of the team’s success. Cal Petersen leads the AHL with a 1.59 goals-against average and is third with a .941 save percentage. Jack Campbell sits seventh in the league with a 2.23 goals-against average.
The Reign have allowed two goals or less in 10 of their last 12 contests. As a result, they are 9-2-0-1 over that stretch.
A Helping Hand:
Forward Matt Luff is currently on a four-game assist streak (four assists).
Forward T.J. Hensick rides a three-game point streak (three goals, one assist) heading into tonight’s game.
Eyes of Walker Are Upon You:
Reign defenseman Sean Walker is on a three-game assist streak (three assists). Defenseman Stepan Falkovsky in on a four-game point streak (two goals, two assists).
Scouting the Roadrunners:
Defenseman Kyle Capobianco is tied for 11th among AHL defensemen with 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) and is on a five-game point streak (one goal, six assists). Rookie Nick Merkley is third among AHL first-year players with 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists).
The Ontario Reign continue a five-game road trip on Saturday, December 9 against the Texas Stars at 5:00 p.m. PT at H.E.B. Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas. The Reign move on to take on the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 PT at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The journey comes to a close on Wednesday, December 13 against San Antonio at 5:30 p.m. PT. Follow along on Twitter at Twitter.com/OntarioReign.
The Reign return to Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday, December 15 against the Stockton Heat at 7:00 for Throwback Night. Join Kinston and familiar friends, Blaze and the Dark Knight! The Reign will be wearing special throwback jerseys and hosting a silent jersey auction! Friday is also $2 Bud Light Friday! Pick up a Reign Power Play Pack and receive a ticket, hot dog and soda starting at $25 with NO FEES at OntarioReign.com!
2017-18 Regular-Season Records:
Ontario: 9-8-0-1, 19 points (5th, Pacific Division)
Tucson: 10-4-2-1, 23 points (1st, Pacific Division)
2017-18 Head-to-Head Schedule:
Dec. 3 Ontario at Tucson 4-2 Win Recap
Dec. 5 Ontario at Tucson 7:05 pm MST
Dec. 16 Tucson at Ontario 6:00 pm PST
Dec. 31 Tucson at Ontario 6:00 pm PST
Jan. 5 Ontario at Tucson 7:05 pm MST
Jan. 6 Ontario at Tucson 7:05 pm MST
Jan. 12 Tucson at Ontario 7:00 pm PST
Feb. 2 Tucson at Ontario 7:00 pm PST
2016-17 Regular-Season Records
Ontario: 36-21-10-1, 83 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
Tucson: 29-31-8-0, 66 points (6th, Pacific Division)
Ontario vs. Tucson, All-Time and 2016-17 Season
Ontario: Mike Stothers (4th season with LA Kings affiliate, 3rd with Ontario)
Tucson: Mike Van Ryn (1st year with Arizona affiliate, 1st with Tucson)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Tucson: Arizona Coyotes