Ontario Reign Game Preview: Reign Ready for SoCal Showdown in San Diego Tonight
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 7:00 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Tonight is the ninth of 12 regular-season meetings between the two teams.
Ontario clinches a playoff berth tonight with:
(a) a win at San Diego AND a Bakersfield loss (reg/OT/SO) at San Antonio, OR
(b) an OTL/SOL at San Diego AND a Bakersfield regulation loss at San Antonio
Join the Reign Watch Party:
Watch all of tonight's action with Kingston, the Reign Ice Crew and staff at Hooters in Ontario!
The Reign are 4-3-1-0 against the Gulls this season and hold an 8-9-2-1 all-time record. This season, five of the eight meetings have been decided by one goal. All time, the Reign are 5-5-0-0 against the Gulls at Valley View Casino Center.
The Reign and Gulls meet in four of the Reign's remaining five regular-season games and if the postseason started today, the Reign and Gulls would meet in the first round.
Leading the Way:
Reign forward Jonny Brodzinski, who is currently up with the Kings, leads the head-to-head series with eight points (three goals, five assists) and Reign forward T.J. Hensick leads the series with four goals. Reign forward Sean Backman leads all active skaters in the series with six points (one goal, five assists).
Vets Carrying Reign:
Veteran Reign forwards T.J. Hensick and Teddy Purcell have each recorded significant points over the last 10 contests. Hensick has three goals and six assists during the stretch will Purcell holds two goals and eight assists.
Gulls forward Kalle Kossila is currently on a three-game point streak (two goals, one assist) and is fourth among AHL rookies with 47 points (14 goals, 33 assists). Forward Corey Tropp is tied for 15 in the AHL with 54 points (21 goals, 33 assists).
Listen Live: OntarioReign.com
Say "Thank You" to those who serve and support the USO alongside the Ontario International Airport Authority and the Ontario Reign on Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 8 against the San Diego Gulls at 6:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Grab an exclusive Military Appreciation Night Pack including a ticket, t-shirt and donation starting at $30 with NO FEES at OntarioReign.com !
Become a "Fan" of the Reign on Facebook at Facebook.com/OntarioReign, join the conversation on Twitter at Twitter.com/OntarioReign and follow us on Instagram at Instagram.com/OntarioReignHockey .
Ontario: 33-20-10-0, 76 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 40-18-3-2, 85 points (2nd, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Oct. 15 Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Win Recap
Nov. 27 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Loss Recap
Dec. 13 Ontario at San Diego 3-2 Win Recap
Dec. 27 Ontario at San Diego 2-1 Overtime Win Recap
Jan. 22 San Diego at Ontario 3-2 Shootout Win Recap
Feb. 3 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Overtime Loss Recap
Feb. 4 Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Loss Recap
Feb. 10 San Diego at Ontario 4-1 Loss Recap
Apr. 7 Ontario at San Diego 7:00 pm
Apr. 8 San Diego at Ontario 6:00 pm
Apr. 14 San Diego at Ontario 7:00 pm
Apr. 15 Ontario at San Diego 7:00 pm
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 39-23-4-2, 82 points, .618 winning percentage (2nd place, Pacific Division)
Ontario vs. San Diego, All-Time
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
San Diego: Dallas Eakins (2nd year with Anaheim Ducks affiliate, 2nd with San Diego)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Diego: Anaheim Ducks
• Discuss this story on the American Hockey League message board...
American Hockey League Stories from April 7, 2017
- Lappin's Late Goal Pushes Devils to Victory - Albany Devils
- Comets Win Ninth Straight on Home Ice - Utica Comets
- WOLF PACK GAME RECAP - Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Springfield Thunderbirds - Hartford Wolf Pack
- Game Recap: Bruins 2, Sound Tigers 1 - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
- B-Sens Stun Crunch in 4-3 Comeback Win - Binghamton Senators
- Third Period Comeback Leads P-Bruins to 2-1 Win - Providence Bruins
- RECAP | Devils Shade IceCaps 4-3 - St. John's IceCaps
- Crunch Fall to Senators, 4-3, in Overtime - Syracuse Crunch
- Tucson's Craig Cunningham Voted Winner of AHL's Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award - AHL
- Ontario Reign Game Preview: Reign Ready for SoCal Showdown in San Diego Tonight - Ontario Reign
- Sound Tigers Wrap up Home Schedule this Weekend - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
- Manitoba Moose Moose Sign Michael Spacek - Manitoba Moose
- Sabres Assign Brendan Guhle to Rochester - Rochester Americans
- IceCaps Sign Defenceman Billingsley to PTO - St. John's IceCaps
- Penguins Sign Nick Sorkin to PTO - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
- Hogs Open Road Trip with Loss at Iowa - Rockford IceHogs
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.