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Ontario Reign Week(end) Preview: Stockton & Charlotte Come to Town

The Reign host the Heat on New Year's Eve, then the Checkers in a back to back. There's a familiar face behind the Charlotte bench...and a Sutter sitting on it!

Updated 1/3/15.

Ontario Reign @ Stockton Thunder (Tuesday)  / Stockton Thunder @ Ontario Reign (Thursday) / Charlotte Checkers @ Ontario Reign (Saturday/Sunday)

Days: Tuesday (Stockton Arena), Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (CBBA)

Times: 7 p.m. Pacific (Tuesday), 7 p.m. (Thursday), 6 p.m. (Saturday), 3 p.m. Pacific (Sunday)

Listen: Mixlr

Watch: AHL Live

Ontario Reign Lines

16 Backman - 10 Army - 7 Zykov

39 Auger - 26 Dowd - 12 Brodzinski

28 Lowry - 21 Crescenzi - 15 Bissonnette

13 Gogol - 24 Horvat - 25 Sabourin

8 Leslie - 5 LoVerde

55 Schultz - 23 Ebert

4 Gravel - 33 Raine

31 Budaj

29 Houser

Charlotte Checkers Lines

? - 10 Ryan - 16 Tolchinsky

33 Karlsson - 12 Sutter - 24 Brown

11 Boychuk - 15 Hensick - 14 Shugg

18 Hagel - 38 Wohlberg - 25 Werek

2 Rissanen - 9 Biega

27 Chelios - 6 Murphy

36 Cornell - 4 Lowe

31 Altshuller

1 Tirronen

  • As we mentioned the last time the Reign took on the Checkers, Charlotte features a chockful of NHL bloodlines, including a Sutter and Chelios.
  • Mark Morris, who helmed the Manchester Monarchs from 2006-14, is in his first year as Checkers head coach.
  • 2015 SHL MVP Derek Ryan sits fifth in AHL scoring with 30 points.
  • Charlotte is on an nine-game points streak that has seen seven wins.
  • Brock McGinn was called up on Saturday night, leaving his spot on a Charlotte scoring line in question.

Stockton Heat Lines

32 Lomberg - 27 Grant - 21 Poirier

15 Agostino - 11 Hamilton - 18 Klimchuk

48 Van Brabant - 22 Heard - 20 Carroll

13 Elson - 46 Arnold - 34 Smith

6 Stevenson - 2 Kulak

4 Kylington - 33 Nakladal

5 Wotherspoon - 10 Sieloff

31 Ortio

30 Simpson

2015-2016 Records

Ontario: 17-7-2-1, 37 points (1st Pacific Division, 2nd Western Conference)

Charlotte: 18-11-1-1, 36 points (4th Central Division, 5th Western Conference)

Ontario vs. Stockton, Head-to-Head in 2015-16

3-2-0-0

Ontario vs. Charlotte, Head-to-Head in 2015-16

2-1-0-0