Scoop with Stutts: "Do Not Get Comfortable" as Reign Host Gulls Tonight - LA Kings Insider

The Ontario Reign are picking up momentum as they enter tonight’s contest (7:00) against the San Diego Gulls on a four-game winning streak and have points in nine of their last 10 contests.

So far in the SoCal Series, the Reign hold a 2-0-1 record with tonight being the fourth of 12 gatherings between the two rivals. Despite the recent success, Reign Head Coach Mike Stothers has stressed to his club to not get comfortable or complacent. San Diego enters tonight’s match up on a three-game losing streak and have had severe roster turnover due to call-ups to Anaheim and injuries.

One weapon that has been consistent for the Gulls has been their power play. Operating at 24 percent, the Gulls lead the AHL, converting on 23 of 96 opportunities.

NOTE: Cal Petersen was the first goalie off the ice for the Reign. Also, as noted by Stothers earlier this week, defenseman Matt Roy will be a scratch due to injury and will not make the upcoming road trip.

After tonight, the Reign take a 13-day, five-game road trip through Arizona and Texas before returning to Citizens Business Bank Arena.

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Kurtis MacDermid

#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.

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.