Live Blog: Reign vs. Roadrunners

Reign Wrap Up Road Trip Tonight

Nov 5, 2016

Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), square off against the Tucson Roadrunners at 7:05 p.m. PT at Tucson Arena in Tucson, Arizona. Tonight is the second of 12 regular-season meetings between the two teams.

LoVerde Lights the Lamp:

Reign defenseman Vincent LoVerde registered his second two-goal game of the season last night in a 3-2 setback to the Tucson Roadrunners. The team captain also buried two goals and added an assist on October 21 against the Texas Stars is currently tied for first among AHL defensemen with four goals.

Special Teams Battle:

Despite not scoring a power-play goal for the first time this season last night against the Roadrunners (0-for-1), the Reign man advantage continues to lead the AHL at 42.0 percent (11 goals on 26 advantages). Tucson currently holds the second best penalty kill at 90.6 percent (three goals against on 32 advantages. Tonight is the third-straight game the Reign have faced the #2 PK in the AHL after taking on Tucson last night and San Antonio last Sunday.

Wrapping up a Road Trip:

The Reign complete a season-high five-game road trip tonight and hold a record of 1-2-1-0 along the journey.

Moving Coast to Coast:

Similar to the LA Kings’ movement of their AHL club from Manchester, New Hampshire to Ontario, California, the Arizona Coyotes relocated their AHL affiliate from Springfield, Massachusetts to Tucson, Arizona last May. Full Story

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Game Notes

The Reign return home to Citizens Business Bank Arena on Wednesday, November 9 to host the San Antonio Rampage at 7:00 p.m. PT. Buy Tickets

The Reign celebrate San Antonio Regional Hospital Jersey Night and Ontario Reign Blanket Giveaway (first 5,000 fans) on Wednesday, November 23 at 7:00 at Citizens Business Bank Arena!  Buy Tickets

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2016-17 Records

Ontario: 3-2-2-0, 8 points (5th, Pacific Division)

Tucson: 5-1-1-0, 11 points (1st, 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 7:05 pm MST

Dec. 2 Tucson at Ontario 7:00 pm PST

Dec. 7 Ontario at Tucson 7:05 pm MST

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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