Friday night saw the Reign and Gulls play their final regular season game in Ontario; now they’ll close out their 12-game series in San Diego on Saturday night.
But… will it be the final time they play each other for a while? As things stand, they’re set to meet up again in a best-of-three first round matchup when the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs begin in a few weeks.
Ontario won all six games played in their home arena. However, they were only able to claim two victories in the five games played vs. the Gulls on the road thus far.
The Reign will make only one lineup change for tonight. As they look to even their road record vs. the Gulls at 3-3, they’ll turn back to regular goalie Matt Villalta. LA Kings prospect David Hrenak made his first AHL start last night, and the results were impressive.
Our latest scouting report on Hrenak https://t.co/TcZ5rNc0K5
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First pro start for LA Kings goaltending prospect David Hrenak…
Ontario Reign win 3-0 pic.twitter.com/NuMxFJ3T4D
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His pregame jersey sold for $2,500 after the game, wrapping up Fan Appreciation Night in Ontario.
Following tonight’s game in Ontario, they will close out their regular season schedule with three games in Colorado, followed by a single game at the brand new arena in Henderson. While no official start date has been set yet for the Calder Cup playoffs, we’re hearing they could begin as early as May 2.
ONTARIO REIGN PROJECTED LINEUP vs. SAN DIEGO GULLS
Fagemo – Tynan – Frk
Ward – JAD – Wagner
Sutter – Thomas – Dudas
Lee – Helenius – Doty
Other options include: Gatenby, Tkachev
Unavailable: Turcotte (explained here)
Gaunce – Nogier
Nousiainen – Hickey
Wolanin – Allard
Other options include: Grans
Puck drop is scheduled for 7pm tonight and the game can be viewed on AHL TV.
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