Reign Host Stars on Home Opening Night

Reign Celebrate Opening Night Tonight vs. Texas

Oct 20, 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 Texas Stars tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tonight is the first of four regular-season meetings between the two teams.

Protect This House:

The Reign celebrate the 2016-17 home opener this evening at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Last season, the Reign went 22-8-3-1 on home ice. Celebrate with $2 Bud Light Fridays! Buy Tickets

Pacific-Division Rivals:

Last season, the Reign went 6-0-0-0 against the Stars. Forward Sean Backman (four goals, five assists) and Nic Dowd (one goal, eight assists) led the Reign against the Stars with nine points each. Dowd, who is currently with the Kings, scored his first NHL goal last night against the Dallas Stars, NHL affiliate of Texas.

Familiar Face:

Former Ontario Reign defenseman Nick Ebert resides on the Stars roster rolling into tonight’s contest. Ebert skated in 44 games with the Reign last season scoring two goals and 10 assists for 12 points. Ebert was traded to Dallas by the Kings in exchange for goalie Jack Campbell on June 25 last summer. Full Story

Eyes of Texas are Upon You:

The Reign take on the Stars in three of the next four games including tonight. After taking on San Jose tomorrow evening, the Reign travel to Cedar Park, Texas to visit the Stars on October 28 and 29.

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Game Notes

The Ontario Reign continue to celebrate Opening Weekend tomorrow, Saturday, October 22! Don't miss all of the exciting action as the defending Pacific Division Champions look to capture their first Calder Cup in the Inland Empire!  For Reign season tickets, along with information on other ticket plans, call 909-941-PUCK (7825) and visit!

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2016-17 Records

Ontario: 1-0-0-0, 2 points (T-1st, Pacific Division)

Texas: 2-1-0-0, 4 points (3rd, Pacific Division)

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

Oct. 21 Texas at Ontario 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 28 Ontario at Texas 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 29 Ontario at Texas 5:00 p.m.

Jan. 11 Texas at Ontario 7:00 p.m.

Ontario vs. Texas, All-Time & 2015-16 Head-to-Head Record

2015-2016 Records
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
Texas: 40-25-8-3, 91 points, .599 winning percentage (3rd place, Pacific Division)

Head Coaches
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Texas: Derek Laxdal (3rd season with Texas)

NHL Affiliate
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Texas: Dallas Stars

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