Reign Travel to Texas to Open a Five-Game Road Trip

Oct 24, 2016

The Week That Was…

The Ontario Reign celebrated Opening Weekend at Citizens Business Bank Arena last Friday and Saturday, earning a weekend record of 1-0-1-0 to improve to 2-0-1-0 overall.

The Reign battled the Texas Stars in the opening contest and jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first period. Vincent LoVerde scored twice and Zach Leslie and T.J. Hensick added power-play markers for the early advantage. The Stars fought back with a pair of goals in the second and third periods to force overtime where less than a minute into the extra skate, Jonny Brodzinski sealed a 6-5 victory for the Reign. Netminder Jack Campbell recorded 30 saves for the win against his former team. Watch Highlights

The high-scoring attack shifted into Saturday’s tilt against the San Jose Barracuda. Patrick Bjorkstrand netted two goals and Brett Sutter and Andrew Crescenzi added markers, but the Barracuda prevailed in overtime, 5-4. Goaltender Jonah Imoo made 26 saves in the loss. Watch Highlights

The Numbers

Record: 2-0-1-0 (2nd Place, Pacific Division, 3rd in Western Conference)
Home: 1-0-1-0
Away: 1-0-0-0
Last 10 Games: 2-0-1-0
Streak: 2-0-1-0
Goals: Michael Mersch, T.J. Hensick, Vincent LoVerde, Patrick Bjorkstrand (2)
Assists: Sean Backman (3)
Points: Vincent LoVerde (4)
Penalty Minutes: Michael Latta (16)
Power-Play Goals: Michael Mersch, T.J. Hensick, Patrick Bjorkstrand (2)
Power-Play Assists: Sean Backman (3)
Power-Play Points: Sean Backman and T.J. Hensick (3)
Shorthanded Goals: Vincent LoVerde (1)
Shorthanded Assists: Justin Auger (1)
Shorthanded Points: Justin Auger, Vincent LoVerde (1)
Game-Winning Goals: T.J. Hensick, T.J. Hensick (1)
Wins: Jack Campbell* (2)                         
GAA: Jack Campbell* (2.48)                   
SPCT: Jack Campbell* (.930)

*Currently with the Los Angeles Kings (NHL)

This Week:

Ontario Reign at Texas Stars

Friday, Oct. 28

5:30 p.m. PT

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas

Listen Live: Reign Radio

Watch Live: AHL Live

Preview: Second of four meetings, 1-0-0-0 head-to-head, 7-0-0-0 all-time record

Ontario Reign at Texas Stars

Saturday, Oct. 29

5:00 p.m. PT

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas

Listen Live: Reign Radio

Watch Live: AHL Live

Preview: Third of four meetings, Final meeting on January 11, 2017 in Ontario, California.

Ontario Reign at San Antonio Rampage

Sunday, Oct. 30

1:00 p.m. PT

AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas

Listen Live: Reign Radio

Watch Live: AHL Live

Preview: First of six meetings, 4-0-2-0 all-time record.

Latest Reign News…

Father-Son Goalies Embrace Backup Plan

Los Angeles Kings goaltending development coach Dusty Imoo was trying to keep his emotions in check while he drove to the American Hockey League game between Ontario and San Jose on Saturday, but he wasn't trying too hard. Full Story on

Reign Fall in Overtime on Historical Night

Ontario, CA – Netminders Jonah Imoo and Dusty Imoo became the first father-son goaltending duo in AHL history as the Ontario Reign (2-1-1-0) suffered a suspenseful 5-4 overtime loss to the San Jose Barracuda (1-1-0-0) on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 8,282 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Jonah made his AHL debut after goaltender Jack Campbell was recalled from the Los Angeles Kings early this morning and provided 26 saves in the overtime loss. Recap

Reign and Kings Donate $1 Million

The Kings and Reign are providing to Ronald McDonald House Inland Empire $1 million to help that facility double the amount of guest rooms and create new team-themed family and children’s recreation rooms. Full Story


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