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Ontario Reign Game Preview: Pacific Division Leaders Collide Tonight as Reign Host Stars

February 19, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Ontario Reign News Release

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 at tonight 7:00 PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tonight is the fourth of six meetings between the two teams this season.

Your Happy Hour Awaits:

Enjoy $2 20 oz. Bud Light and Montejo drafts tonight at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Buy Tickets

Cooling the Stars:

The Stars enter tonight's contest on a six-game winning streak.

Top Teams Collide:

The Ontario Reign boast the AHL's best goals-against average (1.93) and shots-against average (24.26) while the Stars hold the second-best goals-for average (3.78) and shots-for average (34.02).

Fast Starts are Key:

The Reign hold a 22-0-1-0 record when scoring the first goal of the game and are one of only two teams remaining in the AHL (San Diego) that have not suffered a regulation loss this season when grabbing the opening marker. The Stars have scored 69 goals in the first period, leading the AHL.

Happy Birthday Kris:

Reign forward Kris Newbury celebrates his 34th birthday today.

Series at a Glance:

The Reign hold a 3-0-0-0 head-to-head record against the Starts this season. After starting the series with a wild 7-6 win at Texas on November 21, the Reign picked up a 3-2 overtime win in Ontario on January 5 and a 2-1 win on home ice on January 17. Forward Nic Dowd leads the Reign with one goal and five assists for six points against the Stars.

Broadcast Central

Listen Live: OntarioReign.com

Watch Live: AHL Live

Twitter: @OntarioReign

Facebook: OntarioReign

The Ontario Reign kickoff a five-game road trip tomorrow, Saturday, February 20 against the San Diego Gulls at 7:05 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The journey heads to Texas for a pair of contests against the Texas Stars on February 26 and 27 and San Antonio Rampage on March 6 and March 9.

The Ontario Reign team up with the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley once again for Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley Night on Saturday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The Reign will wear special paw-print jerseys as they battle their rivals in the San Diego Gulls.

2015-2016 Records

Ontario: 29-13-3-1, 62 points (1st Pacific Division, 1st Western Conference)

Texas: 31-18-3-3, 68 points (2nd Pacific Division, 4th Western Conference)

Ontario vs. Texas, Head-to-Head in 2015-16

3-0-0-0

Ontario vs. Texas, 2015-16 Season Schedule

Nov. 21: Ontario at Texas 7-6 Win Box Score

Jan. 5: Texas at Ontario 3-2 Overtime Win Box Score

Jan. 17: Texas at Ontario 2-1 Win Box Score

Feb. 19: Texas at Ontario 7:00 pm PST

Feb. 26: Ontario at Texas 7:30 pm CST

Feb. 27: Ontario at Texas 7:00 pm CST

2014-2015 Records

Ontario (As Manchester): 50-17-6-3, 109 points (1st place, Atlantic Division, 1st Eastern Conference)

Texas: 40-22-13-1, 94 points (2nd place, West Division, 5th Western Conference)

Head Coaches

Ontario: Mike Stothers (2nd season with Los Angeles Kings affiliate, 1st with Ontario)

Texas: Derek Laxdal (1st season with Texas, 2nd stint with Dallas Stars affiliate (Idaho-ECHL 2005-2010))

NHL Affiliate

Ontario: Los Angeles Kings

Texas: Dallas Stars

ECHL Affiliate

Ontario: Manchester Monarchs

Texas: Idaho Steelheads


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