Live Blog: Reign vs. Condors - 10/20/17 - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign 0 (0-4-0-0) vs. Bakersfield Condors 2 (2-2-0-0)
Game #4
Friday, October 20, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California
Referees: Mike Campbell, Stephen Reneau
Linesmen: Michael McBain, James Parker

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3rd Period:
-Nick Ellis with the same of the game two minutes into to the frame, denying Jonny Brodzinski with split glove save. Great pass by Amadio to find Brodzinski along for the quality chance.
– Condors continue to adjust nicely to the Reign push. ONT now with just 10 shots since the 1st period. 13:13 left in 3rd period. 2-0 BAK
– Condors Penalty: Ziyat Paigin trips Brett Sutter with 11:16 left in 3rd. Chance for ONT to change momentum.
– Campbell pulled with 2:15 left
– Reign buzzing around Ellis with 64 seconds left in the contest. Ellis stays strong. Timeout ONT
– Condors blocking all passes/shots. 17.6 seconds left. BAK hold 2-0 left.
End of Game: Reign fall to Condors 2-0.

2nd Period:
– Great shift fro the Reign. Shots from the point with plenty of traffic in front of Ellis. Devane camped on top of crease. 15:06 left in 2nd
– Reign continue to buzz. Maillet draws a tripping call. Reign on PP for 2nd time tonight. Looking to tie 1-1. Mitch Callahan off for tripping at 5:34.
– PP comes to a close for ONT. Good puck movement, but not shots through to Ellis. 1-0 BAK lead remains.
– Condors Goal: Condors go up 2-0 at 13:57 of the second period as Joe Gambardella snaps in his first of the season under the blocker of Reign goalie Jack Campbell.
– Condors with a great 2nd period adjustment. After allowing 17 ONT shots in 1st period, ONT with just 5 in 2nd period. 2-0 BAK w/ 1:34 left.
– Best chance of the night for ONT. Crescenzi floats a pass to Amadio on 2on1. Tipped wide with 10 seconds left.
– 2 periods come to a close. BAK takes a 2-0 lead to the locker room.

1st Period:
BAK Penalty: Joe Gambardella takes a seat for slashing at 4:24 of the first period. Reign looking to snap an 0-for-13 stretch on the PP.
– Boko Imama and Ben Betker drop the gloves at 6:55. Imama looking to ignite ONT.
– Good heads up play by Luff. Intercepts clearing attempt for Grade A scoring attempt. Ellis with a piece of it. 0-0 w/ 9:58 left in 1st.
Condors Goal: Lintuniemi coughs up the puck and Chad Butcher puts it over the glove of Campbell at 11:19.
– Reign battling the puck. Passes not connecting, HOWEVER Philippe Maillet generating quality chances around Ellis.
– ONT fire 17 shots to BAK 8 after one period, but trail 1-0. Turnovers and miscommunication for ONT.

ONT: Campbell, Gravel, LaDue, Maillet, Brodzinski, Amadio
BAK: Ellis, Callahan, LaLeggia, Bear, Russell

ONT Scratches: Zatkoff, Iverson, Falkovsky
BAK Scratches: Lowe, Fayne, Chase, Downing


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Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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


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.

Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

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


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.

Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

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


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.

Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

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


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.

Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


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.

Brett Sutter

#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.