Ontario Reign

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Ontario Reign
2017–18 AHL season
Ontario Reign (AHL) logo.svg
City Ontario, California
League American Hockey League (AHL)
Conference Western
Division Pacific
Founded 2001
Home arena Citizens Business Bank Arena
Colors          
Owner(s) Anschutz Entertainment Group
General manager Michael Futa
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. The franchise is a relocation of the former Manchester Monarchs AHL franchise when several other franchises created a Pacific Division in 2015.

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 members 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 its 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 and call-ups for their parent LA Kings team, the Reign ended up using a Canadian father-son duo Dusty and Jonah Imoo. 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 October 19, 2017.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
19 Canada Amadio, MichaelMichael Amadio C R 21 2016 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Kings
22 United States Brodzinski, JonnyJonny Brodzinski RW R 24 2015 Blaine, Minnesota Kings
1 United States Campbell, JackJack Campbell G L 25 2016 Port Huron, Michigan Kings
21 Canada Crescenzi, AndrewAndrew Crescenzi (A) C L 25 2015 Thornhill, Ontario Kings
23 Canada Devane, JamieJamie Devane LW L 26 2017 Mississauga, Ontario Reign
33 Belarus Falkovsky, StepanStepan Falkovsky D L 20 2017 Minsk, Belarus Kings
4 United States Gravel, KevinKevin Gravel (A) D L 25 2015 Kingsford, Michigan 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 25 2016 Hinsdale, Illinois Reign
18 Canada Imama, BokondjiBokondji Imama LW L 21 2017 Montreal, Quebec Kings
13 United States Iverson, KeeganKeegan Iverson C R 21 2017 Minneapolis, Minnesota Reign
6 United States LaDue, PaulPaul LaDue D R 25 2016 Grand Forks, North Dakota Kings
8 Canada Leslie, ZachZach Leslie D L 23 2015 Ottawa, Ontario Kings
10 Finland Lintuniemi, AlexAlex Lintuniemi D L 22 2016 Helsinki, Finland Kings
9 Canada Luff, MattMatt Luff RW R 20 2017 Oakville, Ontario Kings
16 Canada Maillet, PhilippePhilippe Maillet C L 24 2017 Lachenaie, Quebec Reign
27 United States Mersch, MichaelMichael Mersch LW L 25 2015 Park Ridge, Illinois Kings
40 United States Petersen, CalCal Petersen G R 23 2017 Waterloo, Iowa Kings
3 United States Roy, MattMatt Roy D R 22 2017 Canton, Michigan Kings
7 Canada Sutter, BrettBrett Sutter (C) C L 30 2016 Calgary, Alberta Reign
28 Canada Walker, SeanSean Walker D R 22 2017 Keswick, Ontario Reign
12 Canada Watson, SpencerSpencer Watson RW R 21 2017 London, Ontario Kings
37 United States Zatkoff, JeffJeff Zatkoff G L 30 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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