Despite sitting second in the Pacific Division, the Reign have a single win in their past six games. Fortunately, it came against the Grand Rapids Griffins earlier this week. On Sunday afternoon, the two teams will close out their season series at Toyota Arena.
Ontario’s weekend didn’t get off the best of starts, as they dropped a 5-1 game to rival San Diego on Saturday. The Gulls had previously beaten them 4-0 just two weeks ago. After today, the Reign have 12 games remaining in the regular season, including three vs. the Gulls and a pair vs. the first-place Stockton Heat.
One positive thing did come out of last night’s game — Akil Thomas recorded his first goal of the season.
— The Mayor | John Hoven (@mayorNHL) March 27, 2022
Akil Thomas scores his 1st goal of the season! #Reign
Assisted by: Anderson-Dolan(17), Tynan(67) pic.twitter.com/CzHkbGG8J1
— Eric (@kingsgifs2) March 27, 2022
As we reported Saturday afternoon, Martin Frk has been temporarily sidelined. He’ll sit out today too and remains day-to-day. Kings prospects Alex Turcotte and Tyler Madden also remain out with injuries of their own.
ONTARIO REIGN PROJECTED LINEUP vs. GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS
Ward – Tynan – Fagemo
Tkachev – Anderson-Dolan – Dudas
Sutter – Thomas – Wagner
Ierullo – Pavlychev – Doty
Other options include: Frk
Unavailable: Turcotte (explained here)
Gaunce – Grans
Hickey – Allard
Kasastul – Nogier
Other options include: McIvor, Wolanin
Puck drop is scheduled for 3pm today and the game can be viewed on AHL TV.
Lead photo via Mike Zitek for MayorsManor
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