Reign and Roadrunners Collide Tonight in Tucson

Dec 9, 2016

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, AZ. Tonight is the fifth of 12 regular-season meetings between the two teams.

Resetting the Roadrunners:

Both the Reign and Roadrunners enter tonight’s matchup with a head-to-head record of 2-1-1-0. Tucson claimed the first two meetings of the series (regulation win and overtime win) while the Reign have followed up with the last two (4-1 win at Ontario last Friday, 3-2 overtime win at Tucson on Wednesday).

It has happened before…:

The Reign enter tonight’s contest on a three-game winning streak, their first of the season. During the 2015-16 season, the Reign went on nine winning streaks including a season-high five-game stretch from October 10-24 and April 4-15.

LoVerde Hits Milestone:

Defenseman Vincent LoVerde is looking to appear in his 350th pro game tonight against the Roadrunners and he is two points from 100 in the American Hockey League, all with the LA Kings affiliate. The Chicago, Illinois, native leads the Reign in the series against Tucson with four points (two goals, two assists).

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Game Notes

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2016-17 Records

Ontario: 9-5-4-0, 22 points (4th, Pacific Division)

Tucson: 9-5-3-0, 21 points (3rd, Pacific Division)

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

Nov. 4 Ontario at Tucson 3-2 Loss Recap

Nov. 5 Ontario at Tucson 5-4 OT Loss Recap

Dec. 2 Tucson at Ontario 4-1 Win Recap

Dec. 7 Ontario at Tucson 3-2 OT Win Recap

Dec. 9 Ontario at Tucson 7:05 pm MST

Jan. 16 Ontario at Tucson 7:05 pm MST

Jan. 18 Ontario at Tucson 7:05 pm MST

Feb. 17 Tucson at Ontario 7:00 pm PST

Feb. 22 Tucson at Ontario 7:00 pm PST

Mar. 4 Tucson at Ontario 6:00 pm PST

Mar. 11 Tucson at Ontario 6:00 pm PST

Mar. 12 Tucson at Ontario 3:00 pm PDT

Ontario vs. Tucson, All-Time Head-to-Head Record

2015-2016 Records
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
Tucson: 26-42-3-5, 60 points, .395 winning percentage (7th place, Atlantic Division) – as Springfield Falcons

Head Coaches
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Tucson: Mark Lamb (1st season with Tucson)

NHL Affiliate
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Tucson: Arizona Coyotes

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