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Ontario Weekend Preview: Stockton and San Diego

More Pacific Division fun with the Heat and Gulls in a home-and-home weekend.

Robyn Pennington

Updated 11/27/15.

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)

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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

31 Budaj

32 Emery

  • 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

(based on last game, courtesy Mayor's Manor)

28 Laganiere – 18 Sgarbossa – 12 Friberg

17 Kerdiles – 37 Walters – 11 Noesen

14 Bonis – 22 Bailey – 16 McGrattan

19 Cramarossa – 29 Ryan – 34 Jackman

5 S. O’Brien – 27 Theodore

24 Megna – 26 Montour

25 A. O’Brien – 2 Bickel

30 Hackett

31 Faragher

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

30 Simpson

39 Nagle

  • 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.

2015-2016 Records

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

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Ontario vs. San Diego, Head-to-Head in 2015-16

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