Postgame Notes: Mersch Nets First Goal of 2017-18; Reign Fall Short in San Antonio - LA Kings Insider

October 7, 2017
AT&T Center – San Antonio, Texas
Ontario Reign – 1, San Antonio Rampage – 2
Box Score

1st 2nd 3rd Final
Rampage  1    1       0     2
REIGN     0    1       0     1

Shots PEN-PIM     PP
Rampage 32         4-11            0/0
REIGN     19          1-5             0/3

REIGN: 0-1-0-0 (0-1-0-0 Road)
Rampage: 1-0-0-0 (1-0-0-0 Home)

– Reign held to four shots in the opening period. San Antonio countered with 12 including forward Sam Blais’ season-opening marker at 10:48.
– Jordan Schmaltz made it 2-0 Rampage at 2:17 of second period and earned the eventual game-winning goal.
– Michael Mersch grabs first Reign goal of 2017-18 with an unassisted goal off a steal from the Rampage goalie, Spencer Martin, at 13:23.
– Bokondji Imama earns his first professional fight at 13:31 of the second period vs. Mason Geertsen.
– Reign goaltender Jack Campbell made 30 saves in the loss. Rampage keeper Spencer Martin provided 18 saves in the win.
– Reign forward Justin Auger appeared in his 200th professional game tonight.

NEXT GAME: Friday, October 13 vs. Iowa Wild at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA

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#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.

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#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.