Ontario Reign

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For the former ECHL team that played from 2008 to 2015, see Ontario Reign (ECHL).
Ontario Reign
2016–17 AHL season
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City Ontario, California
League American Hockey League (AHL)
Conference Western
Division Pacific
Founded 2001
Operated 2015–present
Home arena Citizens Business Bank Arena
Colors          
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
Championships
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.

History[edit]

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 and was selected as the league top goaltender with the Baz Bastien Memorial Award.[2]

In October 2016, due to goaltender injuries among the parent LA Kings team, the Reign team ended up using a Canadian father-son duo Dusty and Jonah Imoo for their goalies. Dusty (age 46) was a goaltending consultant with the Kings. Jonah (age 22) made his AHL debut on a tryout contract. Both the Imoos had grown up in Surrey, British Columbia.[3]

Season-by-season records[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated February 26, 2017.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
19 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
11 Denmark Bjorkstrand, PatrickPatrick Bjorkstrand LW L 24 2016 Herning, Denmark Kings
22 United States Brodzinski, JonnyJonny Brodzinski RW R 23 2015 Blaine, Minnesota Kings
1 United States Campbell, JackJack Campbell G L 25 2016 Port Huron, Michigan Kings
34 Canada Ciampini, DanielDaniel Ciampini LW R 26 2016 Concord, Ontario Reign
21 Canada Crescenzi, AndrewAndrew Crescenzi C L 24 2015 Thornhill, Ontario Kings
17 United States Hensick, T. J.T. J. Hensick RW R 31 2016 Howell, Michigan Reign
25 United States Herr, SamSam Herr LW L 24 2016 Hinsdale, Illinois Reign
40 United States Koules, MilesMiles Koules C R 22 2016 Los Angeles, California Reign
8 Canada Leslie, ZachZach Leslie D L 23 2015 Ottawa, Ontario Kings
45 Finland Lintuniemi, AlexAlex Lintuniemi D L 21 2016 Helsinki, Finland Kings
28 Canada Lowry, JoelJoel Lowry LW L 25 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 (A) LW L 24 2015 Park Ridge, Illinois Kings
18 Canada Purcell, TeddyTeddy Purcell RW R 31 2017 St. John's, Newfoundland Kings
12 United States Schilling, CamCam Schilling D L 28 2017 Carmel, Indiana Kings
14 United States Scuderi, RobRob Scuderi D L 38 2016 Syosset, New York Kings
26 Canada Setoguchi, DevinDevin Setoguchi RW R 30 2017 Taber, Alberta Kings
2 Russia Sharipzyanov, DamirDamir Sharipzyanov D L 21 2016 Nizhnekamsk, Russia Kings
7 Canada Sutter, BrettBrett Sutter C L 29 2016 Calgary, Alberta Reign
55 United States Trotman, ZachZach Trotman D R 26 2016 Carmel, Indiana Kings
37 United States Zatkoff, JeffJeff Zatkoff G L 29 2017 Detroit, Michigan Kings

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reign Become the AHL Affiliate of LA Kings". Ontario Reign. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Reign's Budaj named AHL's top goaltender". American Hockey League. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  3. ^ Greenizan, Nick (2016-10-25). "Hockey history for Surrey father-son goalie tandem in AHL game in California". Peace Arch News. 
  4. ^ "Ontario Reign roster". Ontario Reign. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 

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