Ontario Reign Announce Schedule Changes, Thursday Notes, Select-A-Seat - LA Kings Insider


The Ontario Reign announced their first schedule change today – The 2018 Calder Cup Playoff rematch with the Texas Stars, previously a Friday-Night Fight scheduled for November 2, has been moved up by a day to Thursday, November 1. The game is still scheduled to start at 7 PM and the Reign will honor the previously scheduled beverage promotion on the rescheduled date.

The Reign also announced that their home game on Sunday, February 10 against the San Jose Barracuda has been moved from a 3 PM start to a 1 PM start.*

From The Reign Official Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have announced a schedule change. The Reign’s regular-season game against the Texas Stars, originally scheduled for Friday, November 2, has been re-scheduled for Thursday, November 1. The game’s start time will remain at 7:00 p.m.

The $2 Bud Light Friday Night promotion, which runs at all Friday evening Ontario Reign home games, will be honored at the re-scheduled game.

This will be the Reign’s first and only Thursday home game of the season. The Reign are also scheduled to play one Thursday road game, against Bakersfield on November 29.

Haven’t gotten any official wording yet on why the movement of the date, so we will assume that the CBBA will be day-to-day with an upper body injury. I’ll circle back with an update once I receive one. So for now, we’ll throw out some fun facts about this game –

Thursday Theatre

All-time on Thursdays, the Reign are………

2-1 in Regular Season

10/15/15 @ MAN – 4-1 Win
11/5/15 vs. SD – 4-1 Win
12/31/15 vs. STK – 1-4 Loss

1-2 in Playoffs (Both losses came in overtime)

4/28/16 vs. SJ – 3-1 Win
5/26/16 @ LE – 1-2 Loss (2OT)
4/19/18 @ TEX – 4-3 Loss (OT)

Ride Or Budaj

The recently re-acquired Peter Budaj was between the pipes for five of the Reign’s six Thursday games. The veteran goaltender went 3-1-1 with a 1.47 goals against average and a .923 save percentage across the five starts, which included one double-overtime defeat against Lake Erie in the 2016 postseason.

via Ontario Reign

Not Too Cool For School

The Reign are also set to open the preseason on a Thursday as they host Cool School on Thursday, September 27 in an early-morning puck drop.

Dancing With The Stars

This is the only meeting of the season in California between the Reign and the Stars, the first rematch of last season’s playoff series. Ontario also visits Cedar Park on Saturday, December 29.

Mini Plan Select-A-Seat

The Reign are holding a select-a-seat day tomorrow from 6 – 9 at the CBBA for fans to secure their seats with a 2018-19 mini plan. The team is offering two different mini-plan options (Black & Silver, detailed HERE) in multiple different price levels.

Fans that are interested can CLICK HERE for more information online or can come at any point during the 6 – 9 range tomorrow evening to select their location for the upcoming season.

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.