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Ontario Reign (AHL)

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

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.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Players 2
    • Current roster 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

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.

Players

Current roster

Updated October 12, 2015.[2]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
39 Auger, JustinJustin Auger RW R 22 2015 Waterloo, Ontario Kings
16 Backman, SeanSean Backman (A) RW R 30 2015 Cos Cob, Connecticut Reign
30 Bartosak, PatrikPatrik Bartosak Injured Reserve G L 23 2015 Koprivnice, Czech Republic Kings
15 Bissonnette, PaulPaul Bissonnette LW L 31 2015 Welland, Ontario Reign
12 Brodzinski, JonnyJonny Brodzinski RW R 23 2015 Blaine, Minnesota Kings
31 Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj G L 33 2015 Banska Bystrica, Slovakia Kings
21 Crescenzi, AndrewAndrew Crescenzi C L 23 2015 Thornhill, Ontario Kings
26 Dowd, NicNic Dowd (A) C R 26 2015 Huntsville, Alabama Kings
23 Ebert, NickNick Ebert D R 22 2015 Livingston, New Jersey Kings
32 Emery, RayRay Emery G R 33 2015 Hamilton, Ontario Reign
4 Gravel, KevinKevin Gravel D L 24 2015 Kingsford, Michigan Kings
24 Horvat, RyanRyan Horvat LW L 23 2015 Simcoe, Ontario Reign
29 Houser, MichaelMichael Houser G L 23 2015 Youngstown, Ohio Reign
9 Kempe, AdrianAdrian Kempe RW L 19 2015 Kramfors, Sweden Kings
8 Leslie, ZachZach Leslie D L 22 2015 Ottawa, Ontario Kings
28 Lowry, JoelJoel Lowry LW L 24 2015 Calgary, Alberta Kings
5 LoVerde, VincentVincent LoVerde (C) D R 27 2015 Chicago, Illinois Kings
2 MacDermid, KurtisKurtis MacDermid D R 22 2015 Sauble Beach, Ontario Kings
6 McBain, JamieJamie McBain D R 28 2015 Edina, Minnesota Kings
27 Mersch, MichaelMichael Mersch LW L 23 2015 Park Ridge, Illinois Kings
11 Newbury, KrisKris Newbury LW L 34 2015 Brampton, Ontario Reign
33 Raine, KevinKevin Raine D R 23 2015 Dryden, Ontario Kings
25 Sabourin, ScottScott Sabourin RW R 23 2015 Orleans, Ontario Kings
55 Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz D L 30 2015 Calgary, Alberta Kings
7 Zykov, ValentinValentin Zykov RW R 21 2015 St. Petersburg, Russia Kings

References

  1. ^ "Reign Become the AHL Affiliate of LA Kings".  
  2. ^ "Ontario Reign roster". Ontario Reign. 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 

External links

  • Ontario Reign official website


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