Reign Reunite with Stars to Begin Busy Weekend

Oct 28, 2016

Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), visit the Texas Stars tonight at 5:30 p.m. PT at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas. Tonight is the second of four regular-season meetings between the two teams.

Familiar Faces:

The Ontario Reign and Texas Stars clashed in their first meeting of the season last week Friday at Citizens Business Bank Arena with the Reign prevailing in overtime, 6-5. Defenseman Vincent LoVerde scored two goals and an assist and forward T.J. Hensick added a goal and an assist. Box Score

Pacific-Division Rivals:

Last season, the Reign went 6-0-0-0 against the Stars. Forward Sean Backman (four goals, five assists) led the Reign against the Stars with nine points. During the 2010-11 season, Backman skated with the Stars adding seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points in 67 games.

Milestone Watch:

Tonight is forward T.J. Hensick’s 650th pro game and forward Michael Latta’s  300th professional contest. Over the 649, Hensick holds 157 goals and 370 assists for 527 points. Latta totaled 42 goals and 75 assists for 177 points and 580 penalty minutes in 299 games.

Busy Weekend:

The Reign face a three-game in three-day schedule this weekend, their first of two during the 2016-17 season. Tomorrow, the Reign and Stars rematch at 5:00 p.m. PT at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park and visit the San Antonio Rampage at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. PT.

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Game Notes

The Ontario Reign continue a five-game road trip on Saturday, October 29 against the Texas Stars at 5:00 p.m. PT at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas. The journey goes through Cedar Park, San Antonio (October 30) and Tucson, Arizona (November 4-5) before returning home to Citizens Business Bank Arena on Wednesday, November 9 to host the San Antonio Rampage at 7:00 p.m. PT. Wednesday night is San Antonio Regional Hospital Jersey Night and Ontario Reign Blanket Giveaway (first 5,000 fans)! Buy Tickets

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2016-17 Records

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

Texas: 2-3-1-0, 5 points (6th, Pacific Division)

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

Oct. 21 Texas at Ontario 6-5 Overtime Win Box Score

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 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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