Postgame Notes: Reign Strike Quick in 3rd Period; Fall to Wolves - LA Kings Insider

October 14, 2017

Allstate Arena – Rosemont, Illinois

Ontario Reign – 2, Chicago Wolves 5

Box Score

 

1st

2nd

3rd

Final

Wolves

1

3

1

5

REIGN

0

0

2

2

 

Shots

PEN-PIM

PP

Wolves

38

8-16

3/5

REIGN

36

7-14

0/4

 

REIGN: 0-3-0-0 (0-3-0-0 Road)

Wolves: 1-2-0-0 (1-0-0-0 Home)

GAME NOTES:

– Reign forwards Matt Marcinew and Keegan Iverson each made their professional debuts tonight.

– Reign defenseman Paul LaDue made his season debut tonight after being assigned by the Kings (NHL) earlier today.

– Wolves forward Alex Tuch opened the scoring on the power play at the 14:55 mark of the first period.

– Wolves potted a trio of goals in the second period, one on the power play, to take a 4-0 lead. Paul Thompson at 5:17. Tomas Hyka at 7:55 on the man advantage. Brandon Pirri at 15:36.

– Reign strike twice early in the third period. Philippe Maillet and Brett Sutter 29 seconds apart at 1:03 and 1:32.

– Wolves forward Teemu Pulkkinen pushes back with a power-play tally at 15:31 of third period. Pulkkinen finished the contest with a goal and three assists for four points.

NEXT GAME: Friday, October 20 vs. Bakersfield Condors at Citizens Business Bank Arena. 7:00 p.m. PT

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Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 2/17/1996
Birthplace: KINGSFORD, MI
Position: D

Bio

Gravel made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in the 2015-16 season, skating with the Kings for four games before returning to AHL affiliate Ontario.
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Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

Born: DOB: 12/30/1978
Birthplace: SYOSSET, NY
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Scuderi is currently playing for the Reign while under contract with the LA Kings. He has won two Stanley Cups, once with the Pittsburgh Penguins and with the Kings.
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Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 10/2/1992
Birthplace: PARK RIDGE, IL
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Drafted by the Kings in 2011, Mersch is currently playing forward for the Reign. Last season, he drew into his first NHL game for the Kings, where he registered 2 shots and 3 hits.
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Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

Born: 5/25/1991
Birthplace: KITCHENER, ON
Position: F
Handedness: Right

Bio

Prior to turning professional, Latta played major junior hockey in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s and Guelph Storm. He was drafted into the NHL in 2009 and joined the King’s affiliate Reign in 2016.
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Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Birthplace: KRAMFORS,SWEDEN
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Growing up in Swedan, Kempe made his hockey debut in 2014 in the Swedish Hockey League. He has since been drafted by the Kings, where he is playing for their AHL affiliate team, the Ontario Reign.
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Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.
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