The AHL has a weirdly unbalanced schedule with California-based teams seeing their in-state opponents 12 times each. These season series continue for the Reign against the Stockton Heat, followed by a home-and-home weekend against the Gulls on Friday (at San Diego) and Saturday (at Ontario).
Stockton Heat @ Ontario Reign (Citizens Business Bank Arena)/ Ontario Reign @ San Diego Gulls (Valley View Casino Center) / San Diego Gulls @ Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena)
Days: Wednesday (CBBA), Friday (Valley View Casino Center)/Saturday (CBBA)
Times: 7:00 p.m. Pacific (Wednesday), 7:05 p.m. Pacific (Friday), 6:00 p.m. (Saturday)
Watch: AHL Live
Ontario Projected Lines
39 Auger - 9 Kempe - 16 Backman
27 Mersch - 26 Dowd - 12 Brodzinski
18 Samuels-Thomas - 21 Crescenzi - 7 Zykov
28 Lowry - 24 Horvat - 25 Sabourin
20 MacDermid - 5 LoVerde
4 Gravel - 8 Leslie
55 Schultz - 23 Ebert
- Andrew Crescenzi is due to return to the lineup on Friday after missing Wednesday's game because of a funeral.
- Vincent LoVerde will skate in his 200th AHL game on Friday.
San Diego Projected Lines
Stockton Projected Lines
(based on last game)
13 Elson - 27 Grant - 21 Poirier
9 Hathaway - 26 Granlund - 15 Agostino
11 Hamilton - 23 Shore - 20 Carroll
25 Riley - 46 Arnold - 34 Smith
10 Sieloff - 33 Nakladal
2 Kulak - 45 Johnson
4 Kylington - 5 Wotherspoon
- Ladislav Smid has joined the Heat on a conditioning assignment and will face the Reign
- Starter Kevin Poulin got hurt in their last game against the Barracuda during the shootout. Kent Simpson took over and got the win despite logging zero official minutes. The Heat called up Pat Nagle from the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder.
Ontario: 11-2-2-0, 24 points (1st Pacific Division, 1st Western Conference)
San Diego: 9-7-0-1, 19 points (4th Pacific Division, 8th Western Conference)
Stockton: 5-6-0-2, 12 points (7th Pacific Division, 12th Western Conference)
Ontario vs. Stockton, Head-to-Head in 2015-16
Ontario vs. San Diego, Head-to-Head in 2015-16