Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), host the Bakersfield Condors tonight at 7:00 PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tonight is the second of 10 regular-season meetings between the two teams.
Frozen Princess Night:
Meet your favorite princesses before the game and during the first intermission on Frozen Princess Night! Buy Tickets
Beating the Buzzards:
The Reign are 1-0-0-0 against the Condors this season after picking up a 3-2 victory on December 16 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Forward Michael Mersch netted a goal and an assist and netminder Jack Campbell registered 31 saves. Mersch leads the Reign all-time with 11 points (two goals, nine assists) against the Condors.
The Great Outdoors:
The Reign and Condors will take their rivalry outdoors for the Outdoor Classic on January 7 at Bakersfield College Memorial Stadium. The Outdoor Classic with be the ninth outdoor game in American Hockey League history and the second in California. The Condors and Stockton Heat met outdoors last season at Raley Field in Sacramento on December 19 with the Heat prevailing 3-2. Buy Tickets
Continue the Climb:
Since November 12, the Reign are 10-3-2-0 and enter tonight’s contest third in the Pacific Division and .034 percentage points from the first-place Stockton Heat.
Soup is Heating Up:
Goaltender Jack Campbell has started the last nine straight contests for the Reign and allowed two goals or less in six of the nine games.
Hensick, Purcell and Mersch Rolling:
Forwards T.J. Hensick (one goal, four assists), Teddy Purcell (two goals, three assists) and Michael Mersch (three goals, one assist) enter tonight’s contest on three-game point streaks.
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Ring in the New Year with the Reign on Saturday, December 31 against the Stockton Heat at 6:00 PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena! Stay after the contest for a postgame indoor fireworks and laser Bowie and Prince tribute! The first 5,000 fans grab Ontario Reign clappers presented by Smart Solar Power. Buy Tickets
Ontario: 13-6-5-0, 31 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
Bakersfield: 10-10-3-1, 22 points (7th, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Dec. 16 Bakersfield at Ontario 3-2 Win Game Summary
Dec. 26 Bakersfield at Ontario 7:00 pm
Jan. 7 Ontario at Bakersfield 6:00 pm
Jan. 14 Bakersfield at Ontario 6:00 pm
Jan. 25 Bakersfield at Ontario 7:00 pm
Feb. 8 Bakersfield at Ontario 7:00 pm
Feb. 24 Ontario at Bakersfield 7:00 pm
Mar. 10 Ontario at Bakersfield 7:00 pm
Mar. 31 Ontario at Bakersfield 7:00 pm
Apr. 1 Ontario at Bakersfield 6:00 pm
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
Bakersfield: 31-28-7-2, 71 points, .552 winning percentage (5th place, Pacific Division)
Ontario vs. Bakersfield, All-Time
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Bakersfield: Gerry Fleming (3rd season with Edmonton affiliate, 2nd with Bakersfield)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Bakersfield: Edmonton Oilers
Ontario Reign players and coaches including Head Coach Mike Stothers, forwards Jonny Brodzinski, Adrian Kempe, Sean Backman, defenseman Vincent LoVerde and more share their favorite Holiday memories. (VIDEOS HERE)