Reign Go Retro on 8-Bit Video Game Night Tonight vs. Charlotte

Dec 10, 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 Charlotte Checkers tonight at 6:00 PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tonight is the second of four regular-season meetings between the two teams.

8-Bit Video Game Night:

The Ontario Reign are wearing exclusive 8-bit jerseys and giving away 8-bit vinyl Reign players (first 5,000) thanks to the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Bid on your favorite players’ jerseys LIVE during the postgame auction! Buy Tickets

Picking Up Points:

The Reign enter tonight’s contest on a four-game unbeaten streak (3-0-1-0).


Former Checker turned Reign forward T.J. Hensick celebrates his 31st birthday tonight against his former squad. Ironically, he scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal against the Checkers last Saturday in a 3-2 win after scoring the Checkers’ Teddy Bear Toss goal last season.

Oh How I Want to Break Free:

After going goalless in 11 games, forward Michael Mersch has three goals in his last four contests. Mersch lead the Reign last season with 24 tallies.

Snapping the Skid:

With an assist last night in Tucson, forward Adrian Kempe snapped an eight-game pointless streak.

Purcell Punching Through:

In his first two games with the Reign, forward Teddy Purcell has a goal and an assist including the game-winning tally in overtime against the Tucson Roadrunners on Wednesday.

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Game Notes

The Ontario Reign return to the road Tuesday, December 13 against the San Diego Gulls at 7:00 at Valley View Casino Center. Catch all the action at!

Celebrate the Holidays with the Ontario Reign on Wednesday, December 10 against the Stockton Heat at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. Buy Tickets

Enjoy $2 Bud Light Friday on December 16 at 7:00 p.m. against the Bakersfield Condors! Buy Tickets

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2016-17 Records

Ontario: 9-5-5-0, 23 points (4th, Pacific Division)

Charlotte: 9-12-2-0, 20 points (7th, Central Division)

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

Dec. 3 Charlotte at Ontario 3-2 Win Recap

Dec. 10 Charlotte at Ontario 6:00 pm PST

Mar. 17 Ontario at Charlotte 7:15 pm EDT

Mar. 18 Ontario at Charlotte 6:00 pm EDT

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

2015-2016 Records
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
Charlotte: 36-32-3-5, 80 points, .526 winning percentage (5th place, Central Division)

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

Charlotte: Ulf Samuelsson (1st season with Charlotte)

NHL Affiliate
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Charlotte: Carolina Hurricanes


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