Live Blog: Reign vs. Barracuda - 11/01/17 - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign  4 (2-6-0-0) vs. San Jose Barracuda 2 (3-5-0-1)
Game #8
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena
Referees: Andrew Howard, Chris Pontes
Linesmen: Brett Martin, James Parker

Box Score
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3rd Period:
– ONT Penalty: Spencer Watson sits for high sticking early in the 3rd period. 3-1 ONT.
– Watson penalty comes to the close. 14:48 left in 3rd period. 3-1 ONT
– Reign pushing the puck towards Brodzinski. He seeks his 2nd career hat trick. 1st was the last one for ONT. 1/27/17 at San Antonio.
– San Jose with best pressure of the contest. Campbell with controlled saves to send rebounds to corners. 3-1 ONT with 9:00 to go.
– SJ Goal: Brandon Mashinter sneaks one under Campbell with 8:54 left in 3rd. 3-2 ONT now.
– 4:35 left in 3rd and ONT holding on to 3-2 lead. SJ battling a potential 2-many men call.
– SJ loses argument. PP for ONT.
– PP comes to a close for ONT. 2:25 left in 3rd. ONT up 3-2.
– Empty net for SJ. Brodzinski on the ice and nails the hat trick. 2nd HT for Brodzinski and 4th in ONT history.
That’s the ballgame. Jonny Brodzinski gets his 2nd career hat trick in 4-2 ONT win over San Jose. Luff with other goal for ONT.

2nd Period:

-ONT Penalty: Paul LaDue takes a seat for interference with 11:41 to go in frame. Still 3-0 ONT.
– SJ Goal: Barracuda strike 21 seconds into PP. Alexander True. Now 3-1 ONT with 11:19 to go in 2nd.
– SJ Penalty: Moments after goal faceoff, former ONT D Jacob Middleton takes a seat for slashing. 9:00 into 2nd.
– ONT PP comes to a close. 0/2 not tonight. 3-1 ONT with 8:06 left in 2nd period.
– Great sequence of saves for Jack Campbell. Extends the right pad with 6:24 left in 2nd. 3-1 ONT.
– Reign continue to generate chances. Lead in shots 23-15 with 3:36 left in 2nd period. 3-1 ONT
– ONT Penalty: FW Andrew Crescenzi turns over the puck and slashes Rudolfs Balcers. 2:51 left in 2nd. 3-1 ONT
– 2nd period comes to a close. SJ grabs a PP from Alex True. 3-1 ONT. ONT leads in shots 23-16

1st Period:
– Auger with great chance early. All alone at the bottom of the right-wing dot. 2 min in. 0-0
– Brodzinski brothers trade chances. Jonny walks in off the right-wing, denied by Mike on defense and then Mike left alone for a backhand in front of Ontario net. 15:31 left in first period.
– Great pressure for ONT early on. Not too much on goal yet. 3 shots on target. SJ with 1. 13:21 left in 1st. 0-0
– ONT Goal: Matt Luff bangs in a rebound for his first pro goal with 11:53 to go in 1st period. Tosses off “monkey” in celebration. 1-0 ONT
– SJ Penalty: Daniel O’Regan takes a seat and ONT on game’s first power play. 1-0 ONT
– SJ returns to full strength. 0/1 for ONT. 1-0 ONT lead with 9:20 to go in 1st period.
– ONT Penalty: Spencer Watson needs to take a break. SJ to their first PP of the game. 1-0 ONT
– Watson out. 6:40 left in 1st. ONT up 1-0. Good stops by Campbell.
– ONT Goal: Nifty give-and-goal between Hensick and Brodzinski and Brodzinski goes low stick side. 2-0 ONT with 2:57 left in 1st.
– ONT Goal: Brodzinski strikes again w/ 46 sec left in 1st period. ONT forces turnover in SJ zone and Jonny on top of crease to smack in. 3-0 ONT
End of 1st Period: Reign explode for 3 goals and take 3-0 lead to INT vs. SJ. Brodzinski with 2g, Luff with the other.

ONT Starters: Gravel, LaDue, Hensick, Brodzinski, Mersch, Campbell
SJ Starters: Sorensen, Mashinter, Bergman, O’Regan, Middleton, Bibeau

SJ’s Troy Grosenick scratched tonight as he returns to San Jose to be with his wife as they expect their first child.

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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.