Live Blog: Reign vs. Gulls - 11/4/17 - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign 3 (3-6-0-1) vs. San Diego Gulls 4 (5-4-1-0)
Game #10
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 6 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena
Referees: Peter Tarnaris, Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: Nikolaus Diehr, Steve Walsh

Box score
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– Spencer Abbott and Kevin Roy score for SD to give Gulls a 4-3 win.

– Mersch is out. Amazing PK by the Reign in OT. Patience. Smart.
– OT not enough. We need a shootout.

3rd Period:
– Puck is down for the third period. 2-2 contest between ONT and SD. SD begins frame on PP. Auger in for high-sticking
– PP comes to a close for SD. They are 1/3 tonight. 2-2 with 17:42 left in 3rd.
– ONT Goal: SD turnover and no one covers Mike Mersch on top of the crease. ONT grabs first lead of game. 3-2 with 13:24. Unassisted.
– SD Penalty: Keaton Thompson sits for cross checking shortly after the ONT goal. 7th power play coming up for ONT. 1/6. 12:45 to go. 3-2 ONT
– PP comes to a close. ONT 1/7 now. Lead 3-2 with 10:54 to go.
– Brodzinski delivers a HEALTHY hit of the fore check. Brings everyone together. 5on5 skirmish below the SD goal line.
– Penalty time up to Brodzinski. Boarding and Roughing. Andy Welinski gets a rouging or SD. 9:10 to go. 3-2 ONT
– SD Goal: Gulls cash in for 2nd PPG off nice passing. Deven Sideroff puts it between the legs of Campbell. 3-3 w/ 9:08 left.
– 3:43 to go in regulation. 3-3 contest. ONT leads SD in shots 36-24.
– SD Penalty: Auger dances around Oleksy and the SD defenseman clips him. ONT goes on 8th PP. 1/7. 2:42 left in 3rd. 3-3 tie.
– ONT Penalty: Mike Mersch batting on top of crease is Welinski under the visor. 4 min double minor for high-sticking. 56 sec of 4on4
-1:00 to go in regulation. 3-3 between ONT and SD
– SD on PP now. 5th of game. Will carry into OT if needed. 18 sec left
– Horn sounds and ONT and SD head to OT. 1st OT of season for ONT. 3-3 contest.

2nd Period:
– Puck is down for the 2nd period. ONT begins the frame on the PP trailing 2-0.
-PP comes to a close for ONT. JST back out for SD after interference. 2-0 SD w/ 17:38 to go in 2nd period.
– ONT and SD penalties handed out: Giovannie Fiore and Keegan Iverson. Iverson for hooking. Fiore for holding the stick. 3:02 of 2nd the time
– Iverson and Fiore back out and a return to 5on5 hockey. SD up 2-0 with 14:57 left in 2nd period.
– ONT Goal: Brett Sutter with a perfect shot over the blocker of Berra, off the post and in to cut SD lead in half. 2-1 w/ 10:18 left in 2nd.
– Shortly after goal, Jamie Devane and Mike Liambas, the two heavyweights,drop the gloves.
– Liambas picking up healthy amount of time. Fight, misconduct & 2 for boarding. ONT goes on 4th PP. 0/3 and down 2-1 w/ 9:43 to go in 2nd.
– ONT escape shorthanded SD bid. Brodzinski lost puck at right point which led to odd man rush the other way. PP comes to a close
– 5:18 to go in 2nd period and SD sitting on 2-1 advantage. Gulls checking much better this period. Shots 9-8 for ONT
– SD Penalty: Julius Nattinen sits for hooking. Ozone penalty for SD. ONT goes on 5th PP. 0/4 & down 2-1 w/ 5:12 left in 2nd period.
– Reign go 0/5 on power play. Couple close calls near the end, but SD locking down.2-1 SD with 2:28 left in 2nd period.
– Sam Herr with a great chance denied by the blocker. SD takes a penalty. Roy for interference. 6th PP for ONT.
– ONT Goal: Paul LaDue smacks in a drive from the right point on the power play to make it 2-2 with 58 sec left in 2nd period.
– Period comes to a close with ONT and SD tied 2-2

1st Period:
– Puck is down and the Reign already pushing shots through to Berra. 17:24 left in 1st. 0-0
– SD Penalty: Scott Sabourin gives the Reign an early power play with a high-sticking call 5 min into game. 0-0
– PP comes to a close for ONT. 0/1 now. 12:15 left in 1st. No score.
– ONT Penalty: Keegan Iverson picks up a roughing call after the whistle. Gulls won’t participate. 1st SD power play. 10:29 left in 1st. 0-0
– Reign D going a good job not allowing the Gulls to set up on the man advantage. 8:34 left in 1st period. 0-0 score.
– The Brodzinski-Mersch-Hensick line doing damage in Ozone. Great passing & multiple shots. 0-0 w/ 7:28 left, but ONT w/ 10 shots. SD with 1.
– SD Penalty: Sam Carrick barrels into Jack Campbell after save. Goalie interference with 7:06 left in 1st. 2nd PP for ONT
– Reign finding room to work and distance shots, but Berra controlling second chances. 21 sec left on PP. 5:27 left in 1st period. 0-0
– Sam Herr sends Gulls D Brian Cooper to the ice with heavy hit in corner. Copper goes to locker. Mike Liambas jumped Herr. 5:15 to go in 1st.
– Liambas and Herr get 5 min for fighting. No call on the hit to Cooper by Herr. PP comes to a close. ONT now 0/2
– ONT with 16 shots on goal in 1st period, 1 shy of season-high. 4:18 left. 0-0
– SD Goal: Gulls catch break. Point shot gets lost the in pads of Campbell and Jeff Schultz, the fmr ONT D, taps in the puck. 2:27 left in 1st
– ONT Penalty: Iverson goes back to the box. Slashing. 17:53 of 1st. 1-0 SD.
– SD PP Goal: Andy Welinski sends a drive from the point past a screened Campbell at 18:41. ONT w/ 17-7 shot lead, but all SD last 2 minutes
– SD Penalty: Jordan Samuels-Thomas flagged for interference. Puck no where close. 19:53. ONT goes on 3rd PP.
– 1st period closes. SD take a 2-0 to room, but ONT starts 2nd period with 1:54 of power play time.


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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.