Reign and Roadrunners Meet in Preseason
Ontario, CA - The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), host the Tucson Roadrunners tonight at 7:00 in preseason action at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tonight is the second of three preseason contests for the Reign and the first-ever tune-up contest vs. Tucson.
On The Right Skate: The Reign opened the preseason yesterday with a 4-3 shootout victory over the San Diego Gulls. Forward Matt Luff and Philippe Maillet each scored a goal and an assist. Recap
Preseason Breakaway Kids: In each of the last three home preseason games (spanning the last three preseasons including yesterday), the Reign have skated to a shootout and hold a 1-2 record. All-time in the regular season, the Reign are 2-2 in shootouts.
Different Faces: Tonight's preseason contest is the Reign's first against a team other than San Diego. All-time, the Reign are 1-2-0-2 in preseason play.
Meep Meep: In their first year in the AHL last season, the Roadrunners went 29-31-8-0 and finished sixth in the Pacific Division.
Tough Tumble: The Roadrunners led the Pacific Division early last season with a record of 20-9-4-0 (January 21) before being chased down and finished the year with only nine more wins (9-22-4-0).
New Faces: Of the 27 players on the Roadrunners' preseason roster, only 10 skated in at least one game with the club last season.
A Whole Lota Latta: Former Reign forward Michael Latta is on the Roadrunners' preseason roster. Latta signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes this summer and skated in 29 games with the Reign last season, scoring six points (two goals, four assists). He was traded by the Kings to Chicago for Cameron Schilling on January 21.
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The Reign close the preseason schedule on Monday, October 2 against the San Diego Gulls at 7:00 p.m. at Honda Center in Anaheim.
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American Hockey League Stories from September 29, 2017
- Coyotes Reduce Training Camp Roster by Two Players - Tucson Roadrunners
- AHL Live Early-Bird Pricing Now Available for 2017-18 Season - AHL
- San Diego Gulls Announce Roster Moves - San Diego Gulls
- Blackhawks Assign Three Players to Rockford - Rockford IceHogs
- Rangers Assign Matt Puempel to Hartford - Hartford Wolf Pack
- Stanley Cup Comes to Northeast Pennsylvania on October 25 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
- Reign and Roadrunners Meet in Preseason - Ontario Reign
- Amerks Preseason Game Saturday against Toronto to be Live Streamed - Rochester Americans
- Tampa Bay Lightning Assign Alexander Volkov to Syracuse Crunch - Syracuse Crunch
- IceHogs Release Seven from Training Camp Roster - Rockford IceHogs
- Blackhawks Assign Delia - Rockford IceHogs
- Luff and Maillet Shine in Preseason Shootout Victory over Gulls On - Ontario Reign
- San Diego 3 at Ontario 4 (Shootout) - San Diego Gulls
- Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2, Wolf Pack 0 - Hartford Wolf Pack
- Binghamton Devils Training Camp Roster Released - Binghamton Senators
- Penguins Reduce Training Camp Roster - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
- Utica Comets to Host 2018 AHL All-Star Classic Presented by Turning - Utica Comets
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- Iowa Announces Roster Additions and Cuts - Iowa Wild
- Manitoba Moose Moose Reduce Roster - Manitoba Moose
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