Ontario Reign

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Ontario Reign
2016–17 AHL season
City Ontario, California
League American Hockey League (AHL)
Conference Western
Division Pacific
Founded 2001
Operated 2015–present
Home arena Citizens Business Bank Arena
Owner(s) Anschutz Entertainment Group
General manager Rob Blake
Head coach Mike Stothers
Media Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Affiliates Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Manchester Monarchs (ECHL)
Franchise history
2001–2015 Manchester Monarchs
2015–present Ontario Reign
Division Championships 1 (2015–16)

The Ontario Reign are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) which began play in the 2015-16 season. Based in Ontario, California and affiliated with the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings, the team plays its home games at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. It is a relocation of the former Manchester Monarchs AHL franchise, joining several other AHL franchises to form a new AHL Pacific Division.

The Reign replaced the ECHL team of the same name, which played from 2008 until 2015, after which they moved to Manchester, New Hampshire to play as the Manchester Monarchs.


On January 29, 2015, the Los Angeles Kings announced that they would be moving their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, to Ontario as one of five charter member's of the AHL's new Pacific Division. The team retained the Reign nickname from its ECHL predecessor (which moved to Manchester and take on the Monarchs moniker, in essentially a "franchise swap").[1] The Reign's AHL logo was unveiled on Wednesday, February 11.

In the team's inaugural season in California, the Reign won the first Pacific Division regular season title and goaltender Peter Budaj was named to the 2015–16 AHL First All-Star Team.


Current roster[edit]

Updated August 13, 2016.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
10 Canada Amadio, MichaelMichael Amadio C R 20 2016 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Kings
39 Canada Auger, JustinJustin Auger RW R 22 2015 Waterloo, Ontario Kings
16 United States Backman, SeanSean Backman (A) RW R 30 2015 Cos Cob, Connecticut Reign
15 Canada Bissonnette, PaulPaul Bissonnette LW L 31 2015 Welland, Ontario Reign
12 United States Brodzinski, JonnyJonny Brodzinski RW R 23 2015 Blaine, Minnesota Kings
31 Slovakia Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj G L 34 2015 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia Kings
Canada Ciampini, DanielDaniel Ciampini LW R 25 2016 Concord, Ontario Reign
21 Canada Crescenzi, AndrewAndrew Crescenzi C L 24 2015 Thornhill, Ontario Kings
26 United States Dowd, NicNic Dowd (A) C R 26 2015 Huntsville, Alabama Kings
35 Canada Flinn, JackJack Flinn G L 20 2016 Halifax, Nova Scotia Reign
3 United States Forbort, DerekDerek Forbort D L 24 2015 Duluth, Minnesota Kings
4 United States Gravel, KevinKevin Gravel D L 24 2015 Kingsford, Michigan Kings
United States Hensick, T. J.T. J. Hensick RW R 30 2016 Howell, Michigan Reign
24 Canada Horvat, RyanRyan Horvat (UFA) LW L 23 2015 Simcoe, Ontario Reign
29 United States Houser, MichaelMichael Houser (UFA) G L 24 2015 Youngstown, Ohio Reign
9 Sweden Kempe, AdrianAdrian Kempe LW L 20 2015 Kramfors, Sweden Kings
6 United States LaDue, PaulPaul LaDue D R 24 2016 Grand Forks, North Dakota Kings
8 Canada Leslie, ZachZach Leslie D L 22 2015 Ottawa, Ontario Kings
40 Finland Lintuniemi, AlexAlex Lintuniemi D L 21 2016 Helsinki, Finland Kings
28 Canada Lowry, JoelJoel Lowry LW L 24 2015 Calgary, Alberta Kings
5 United States LoVerde, VincentVincent LoVerde (C) D R 27 2015 Chicago, Illinois Kings
20 Canada MacDermid, KurtisKurtis MacDermid D R 22 2015 Sauble Beach, Ontario Kings
27 United States Mersch, MichaelMichael Mersch LW L 23 2015 Park Ridge, Illinois Kings
11 Canada Newbury, KrisKris Newbury (UFA) C L 34 2015 Brampton, Ontario Reign
18 United States Samuels-Thomas, JordanJordan Samuels-Thomas (UFA) LW L 26 2015 West Hartford, Connecticut Reign
36 Russia Sharipzyanov, DamirDamir Sharipzyanov D L 20 2016 Nizhnekamsk, Russia Kings
7 Canada Sutter, BrettBrett Sutter C L 29 2016 Calgary, Alberta Reign


  1. ^ "Reign Become the AHL Affiliate of LA Kings". Ontario Reign. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ontario Reign roster". Ontario Reign. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 

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