August 23, 2016 10:47 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Reign to face Bakersfield in Outdoor Classic on Jan. 7

The Ontario Reign are taking their game outdoors. The Reign will face the Bakersfield Condors in an outdoor game on Jan. 7, 2017. The game, which will officially be called the Three-Way Chevrolet Condorstown Outdoor Classic presented by Mission Bank, will take place at Bakersfield College’s Memorial Stadium. Memorial Stadium is home to the school’s football team and seats 19,000. The game will start at 6 p.m. “I think it’s exciting for the sport in this part of the world,” said Reign president Darren Abbott via phone on Tuesday. “We’re happy to work the Condors and I think it’s going […]

August 22, 2016 12:25 pm - Lindsay Czarnecki

Reign 2016-17 schedule released

The Reign’s 2016-17 schedule was officially released on Monday afternoon. Ontario will open the season at San Diego on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Their home opener will be the following weekend, on Oct. 21 against Texas at 7 p.m. The Reign will face both San Diego and the AHL’s newest team, Tucson, a season-high 12 times. The team’s longest road swing will be a five-game stretch from the end of October to early November where they’ll face Texas twice, San Antonio once and Tucson twice. Outside of the Pacific Division, the Reign will face both Iowa and Rockford — […]

August 15, 2016 10:25 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Reign to face rival Gulls in preseason home-and-home

The Ontario Reign released their preseason schedule on Monday, which will consist of a home-and-home series against rival San Diego. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, October 6: Reign vs. Gulls 10 a.m. PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario) Monday, October 10: Reign at Gulls 7 p.m. PT at Honda Center (Anaheim) The October 6 contest will be the Reign’s first-ever “Education Day” game as the team will host over 5,000 students. For more information and tickets, click here. The Reign are entering their second AHL season in Southern California after finishing last season as Pacific Division victors with […]

August 10, 2016 10:09 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Reign agree to terms with F Ciampini

The Reign have agreed to terms with forward Daniel Ciampini, the team announced last weekend. Ciampini, a 25-year-old Concord, Ontario, native, split time last season between the AHL’s Rockhord IceHogs and the ECHL’s Indy Fuel. In his first pro season out of college Ciampini registered 1 goal in 10 games with Rockford and 14 goals and 24 assists in 48 games with the Fuel. Ciampini played four full seasons with Division I Union College from 2011-2015 and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award his senior campaign. A proven winner, Ciampini was part of the Dutchmen’s 2014 NCAA title […]

July 21, 2016 11:25 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Reign president excited about arena deal, Kings vs. Kings

The Reign will be calling Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario home for the next five years. The team recently reached a lease deal with new building owner SMG, as first reported by The Press-Enterprise. The five-year lease has an option for another five. “I can tell you it was a matter of months, not weeks,” said team president Darren Abbott via phone on Wednesday in regards to how long it took to get the deal done. “We went back and forth on a lot of things and it’s a relief to have it done, to know that we have […]

July 20, 2016 11:10 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Reign officially announce signing of F Hensick

The Ontario Reign have signed forward T.J. Hensick, the team officially announced on Wednesday although the news was previously reported earlier this month. The 30-year-old Hensick split time last season in the AHL with Charlotte and Utica and registered 40 points (9-31=40) in 65 games. He’s a former MODO teammate of Reign forward Adrian Kempe from the 2013-14 season. Extremely excited to join the @LAKings organization and play for the @ontarioreign next season! #headedwest #theahl #tenthyearpro — TJ Hensick (@TJHensick) July 3, 2016 Hensick, a native of Howell, Michigan, adds to the Reign’s veteran presence. The team has already re-signed […]

July 16, 2016 10:04 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Kings sign F Crescenzi to one-year contract

The Kings have signed forward Andrew Crescenzi to a one-year deal, the team announced on Saturday morning. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Before the signing, Crescenzi was the only player in the Kings organization who was a restricted free agent without a contract and his deal now follows the recent signings of center Nic Dowd, defenseman Derek Forbort and goaltender Jack Campbell. The 6-foot-5 Crescenzi, who will turn 24 on July 29, had 5 goals and 16 assists for 21 points in 67 games with AHL-Ontario last season. In 12 playoff games, he recorded 1 goal and […]

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