AHL: Brodzinski Nets Game-Winner, Reign Take Game 1

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 […]

Stothers Dissects First Round Match-up Ahead Of Game 1

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 […]

Gulls Close Out Regular Season With Thrilling Win Over Reign

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 […]

Reign Comeback In Second Period, Knock Off Barracuda 3-2

Jonny Brodzinski and Justin Auger struck 16 seconds apart in the second period bringing the Ontario Reign all the way back from the 2-0 deficit to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Barracuda on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.  For Ontario it completed their eighth win in their last nine games […]

Budaj Records Third Straight Shutout, Blanks Barracuda 1-0

Ontario Reign goaltender Peter Budaj left for the AHL All-Star Game last weekend. Friday night, he returned to action and picked up right where he left off, shutting out the San Jose Barracuda 1-0. It was his third shutout in a row, and league leading eighth of the season.
After facing only five shots in the […]

Clifford Shares Some Thoughts on AHL Conditioning Assignment

A few weeks ago, AHL President and CEO Dave Andrews sat down with MayorsManor to discuss a myriad of league topics. Among the information shared was the fact the San Diego Gulls, the Anaheim Ducks new AHL affiliate, was exceeding expectations at the box office. Sitting second in league attendance, with an average of 8.658 […]

Clifford Returns, Reign Roll Over San Diego Gulls

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 […]

AHL: Zykov Scores, Reign Dropped By Heat In Overtime

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 […]

AHL: Reign Drop Barracuda 2-1 In MacDermid’s Return

In the AHL, rosters change almost daily. Lineups vary from night-to-night, as players are lost to injuries or call-ups, while others are brought in to fill the gaps. On Saturday, the Ontario Reign saw a rather big return to their lineup, as six-foot-five defenseman Kurtis MacDermid returned from a 12 game suspension for a hit […]

Reign Comeback In Third Period, Win In Overtime 3-2

The first two periods of Friday night’s game were forgettable for the Ontario Reign. Yet, they made the final period and overtime count; walling away with a 3-2 win over the San Jose Barracuda after Nic Dowd ended things 28 seconds into overtime.
Dowd was able to help force a neutral zone turn over, and after […]