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Ontario Reign Game Preview: Reign and Gulls Wrap up 2015-16 Regular Season Tonight

April 16, 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), take on the San Diego Gulls tonight at 7:05 p.m. PT at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Tonight is the 12th and final regular-season meeting between the two teams and the final game of the 2015-16 regular season for both clubs.

Playoff Picture:

With the Charlotte Checkers wrapping up the regular season on a five-game losing streak, the San Jose Barracuda only need one standings point to clinch a berth in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs and face the Reign in the best-of-five first-round series. The Barracuda battle the Stockton Heat tonight and tomorrow afternoon.

Reign are Rolling:

The Ontario Reign enter tonight's contest on a five-game winning streak.

Series at a Glance:

The Reign hold a 4-5-1-1 record against the Gulls this season, sit 2-3-0-0 in San Diego and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win in San Diego last night.

Newbury Powers into Postseason Form:

Reign forward Kris Newbury enters tonight's contest on a five-game point streak (three goals, four assists).

Broadcast Central

Listen Live: OntarioReign.com

Watch Live: AHL Live

Twitter: @OntarioReign

Facebook: OntarioReign

Tonight's Game Notes

2016 Calder Cup Playoff tickets are ON SALE NOW! Grab your favorite seats for all the hard-hitting postseason action as the Reign chase a Calder Cup Championship! The Reign host Game 3 of the opening round on Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena. If necessary, Game 4 is Friday, April 29 at 7:00 and Game 5 is Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. Buy Tickets

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2015-2016 Records

Ontario: 44-18-4-1, 93 points, .694 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)

San Diego: 38-23-4-2, 82 points, .612 winning percentage (2nd place, Pacific Division)

Ontario vs. San Diego, Head-to-Head in 2015-16

4-5-1-1

Ontario vs. San Diego, 2015-16 Season Schedule

Nov. 5: San Diego at Ontario 4-1 Win Box Score

Nov. 27: Ontario at San Diego 3-2 Loss Box Score

Nov. 28: San Diego at Ontario 3-1 Loss Box Score

Dec. 19: San Diego at Ontario 3-2 Shootout Loss Box Score

Dec. 26: Ontario at San Diego 4-1 Loss Box Score

Jan. 15: San Diego at Ontario 5-0 Win Box Score

Jan. 29: Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Win Box Score

Feb. 20: Ontario at San Diego 4-2 Loss Box Score

Mar. 12: San Diego at Ontario 2-1 Overtime Loss Box Score

Mar. 19: San Diego at Ontario 4-1 Loss Box Score

Apr. 15: Ontario at San Diego 4-2 Win Box Score

Apr. 16: Ontario at San Diego 7:05 pm PDT

2014-2015 Records

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

San Diego (As Norfolk): 27-39-6-4, 64 points (5th place, North Division, 14th Eastern Conference)

Head Coaches

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

San Diego: Dallas Eakins (1st year with Anaheim Ducks affiliate, 1st with San Diego)

NHL Affiliate

Ontario: Los Angeles Kings

San Diego: Anaheim Ducks

ECHL Affiliate

Ontario: Manchester Monarchs

San Diego: Utah Grizzlies


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