Last June, the Manchester Monarchs reigned supreme, proving that they were the best team in the league on their way to being named the kings of the AHL. On Friday, their defense of said title began, albeit under a different name. The Ontario Reign traveled north to battle division rivals, the San Jose Barracuda, in Game […]
In their first year as an AHL team, the Ontario Reign have found plenty of success. Having left Manchester as Calder Cup champions, the Reign followed up their championship season by winning the inaugural Pacific Division crown. On top of that, the team placed fourth in league wide attendance, seeing nearly 3,000 more fans per […]
CEDAR PARK — The first-round playoff series between the San Diego Gulls and Texas Stars might as well be a fight between scalpels and hammers.
Texas is a precision, speed-based team that specializes in slicing up opposing defenses. San Diego is big, heavy and physically punishes opponents.
In Game 1, hammers smashed scalpels as San Diego secured […]
With the San Diego Gulls playoff schedule locked in, tonight’s matchup against the Ontario Reign was served only a symbolic closure to the team’s inaugural season, closing out the regular season against their number one rivals.
The teams played each other 24-hours earlier and the tension from that game spilled over into the night’s till as […]
Headed into Sunday afternoon against the Stockton Heat, the San Diego Gulls were riding a three-game winning streak, looking for a fourth in that would secure a playoff berth in their inaugural season.
A scoreless first period saw the teams exchanging a number of chances, yet stellar goalie performances kept the teams off the board but […]
The San Diego Gulls took on the Stockton Heat in their first game since the trade deadline that saw veteran forward leave and Corey Tropp, a young forward acquired in the Jackman trade with the Chicago Blackhawks, joining the roster on the third line. The feeling heading into the game was that the team needed […]
CEDAR PARK, Texas – A Texas Stars victory would have been one of the biggest robberies of the season.
In fact, the Stars even picking up a point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ontario Reign seems like grand larceny.
Ontario dominated the contest. The physical style pushed around a smaller Texas team while Ontario bombed […]
The San Diego Gulls returned home after a two game winning streak on the road to face the Texas Stars, in the hopes of keeping the momentum rolling in their direction. Unfortunately, no amount of rallying goals could bring the Gulls to victory Wednesday night.
The first period saw the Stars come out with the shots […]
It was rivalry night in San Diego as the hometown Gulls took on the Ontario Reign in the Gulls final game before the all-star break. The Gulls went into the night’s matchup 2-3 in their last five, hoping to even things up. They were also looking for a little forward progress, as they sit well […]
While there are often several factors that go into a team winning a hockey game, two tend to make-or-break a team’s chance at winning. Goaltending and special teams battles can change the outcome of any given game. On Wednesday in Stockton, both played their part in defeat, as the hometown Heat beat the Ontario Reign in […]