Here is the schedule for the inaugural season of the Ontario Reign in 2015-16. West coast AHL hockey is here!
|Date||Time||Visiting Team||Home Team|
|Sat, Oct 10, 2015||7:00 pm PDT||Ontario||Bakersfield|
|Thu, Oct 15, 2015||7:00 pm CDT||Ontario||Manitoba|
|Sat, Oct 17, 2015||7:00 pm CDT||Ontario||Manitoba|
|Fri, Oct 23, 2015||7:00 pm PDT||Bakersfield||Ontario|
|Sat, Oct 24, 2015||6:00 pm PDT||San Jose||Ontario|
|Fri, Oct 30, 2015||7:00 pm PDT||San Antonio||Ontario|
|Sat, Oct 31, 2015||3:00 pm PDT||San Antonio||Ontario|
|Sun, Nov 1, 2015||3:00 pm PST||Ontario||San Jose|
|Thu, Nov 5, 2015||7:00 pm PST||San Diego||Ontario|
|Sat, Nov 7, 2015||7:30 pm PST||Ontario||Stockton|
|Wed, Nov 11, 2015||7:00 pm PST||San Jose||Ontario|
|Sat, Nov 14, 2015||7:00 pm PST||Ontario||Bakersfield|
|Fri, Nov 20, 2015||7:30 pm CST||Ontario||San Antonio|
|Sat, Nov 21, 2015||7:00 pm CST||Ontario||Texas|
|Wed, Nov 25, 2015||7:00 pm PST||Stockton||Ontario|
|Fri, Nov 27, 2015||7:05 pm PST||Ontario||San Diego|
|Sat, Nov 28, 2015||6:00 pm PST||San Diego||Ontario|
|Sat, Dec 5, 2015||7:00 pm EST||Ontario||Charlotte|
|Sun, Dec 6, 2015||5:00 pm EST||Ontario||Charlotte|
|Sat, Dec 12, 2015||6:00 pm PST||Bakersfield||Ontario|
|Sun, Dec 13, 2015||3:00 pm PST||San Jose||Ontario|
|Sat, Dec 19, 2015||6:00 pm PST||San Diego||Ontario|
|Sun, Dec 20, 2015||3:00 pm PST||Bakersfield||Ontario|
|Sat, Dec 26, 2015||7:05 pm PST||Ontario||San Diego|
|Tue, Dec 29, 2015||7:00 pm PST||Ontario||Stockton|
|Thu, Dec 31, 2015||7:00 pm PST||Stockton||Ontario|
|Sat, Jan 2, 2016||6:00 pm PST||Charlotte||Ontario|
|Sun, Jan 3, 2016||3:00 pm PST||Charlotte||Ontario|
|Tue, Jan 5, 2016||7:00 pm PST||Texas||Ontario|
|Fri, Jan 8, 2016||7:00 pm PST||Stockton||Ontario|
|Sat, Jan 9, 2016||7:00 pm PST||Ontario||Bakersfield|
|Fri, Jan 15, 2016||7:00 pm PST||San Diego||Ontario|
|Sat, Jan 16, 2016||6:00 pm PST||Bakersfield||Ontario|
|Sun, Jan 17, 2016||3:00 pm PST||Texas||Ontario|
|Wed, Jan 20, 2016||7:00 pm PST||Manitoba||Ontario|
|Fri, Jan 22, 2016||7:00 pm PST||San Jose||Ontario|
|Sat, Jan 23, 2016||7:30 pm PST||Ontario||San Jose|
|Wed, Jan 27, 2016||7:00 pm PST||Ontario||Stockton|
|Fri, Jan 29, 2016||7:05 pm PST||Ontario||San Diego|
|Sat, Jan 30, 2016||6:00 pm PST||Manitoba||Ontario|
|Fri, Feb 5, 2016||7:00 pm PST||San Jose||Ontario|
|Sat, Feb 6, 2016||6:00 pm PST||San Jose||Ontario|
|Wed, Feb 10, 2016||7:30 pm PST||Ontario||San Jose|
|Fri, Feb 12, 2016||7:00 pm PST||Bakersfield||Ontario|
|Sat, Feb 13, 2016||7:30 pm PST||Ontario||Stockton|
|Wed, Feb 17, 2016||7:00 pm PST||Stockton||Ontario|
|Fri, Feb 19, 2016||7:00 pm PST||Texas||Ontario|
|Sat, Feb 20, 2016||7:05 pm PST||Ontario||San Diego|
|Fri, Feb 26, 2016||7:30 pm CST||Ontario||Texas|
|Sat, Feb 27, 2016||7:00 pm CST||Ontario||Texas|
|Sun, Mar 6, 2016||4:00 pm CST||Ontario||San Antonio|
|Wed, Mar 9, 2016||7:00 pm CST||Ontario||San Antonio|
|Sat, Mar 12, 2016||6:00 pm PST||San Diego||Ontario|
|Sun, Mar 13, 2016||5:00 pm PDT||Ontario||San Jose|
|Wed, Mar 16, 2016||7:30 pm PDT||Ontario||San Jose|
|Fri, Mar 18, 2016||7:00 pm PDT||San Antonio||Ontario|
|Sat, Mar 19, 2016||6:00 pm PDT||San Diego||Ontario|
|Tue, Mar 22, 2016||7:00 pm PDT||Ontario||Bakersfield|
|Fri, Mar 25, 2016||7:00 pm PDT||Stockton||Ontario|
|Sat, Mar 26, 2016||6:00 pm PDT||Stockton||Ontario|
|Wed, Mar 30, 2016||7:30 pm PDT||Ontario||San Jose|
|Fri, Apr 1, 2016||7:30 pm PDT||Ontario||Stockton|
|Sat, Apr 2, 2016||7:00 pm PDT||Ontario||Bakersfield|
|Wed, Apr 6, 2016||7:00 pm PDT||Ontario||Stockton|
|Fri, Apr 8, 2016||7:00 pm PDT||Bakersfield||Ontario|
|Sat, Apr 9, 2016||7:00 pm PDT||Ontario||Bakersfield|
|Fri, Apr 15, 2016||7:05 pm PDT||Ontario||San Diego|
|Sat, Apr 16, 2016||7:05 pm PDT||Ontario||San Diego|
Some key things to note:
- Between Dec. 12, 2015 and Feb. 20, 2016, the Reign will not be leaving the state of California.
- They only have two sets of 3-in-3, the first one from Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 and their last one from Jan. 15-17.
- January is going to be a tough month for the Reign, where they play 14 games in 30 days, though the farthest they'll have to travel is to San Jose. This also includes two 5-game homestands.
- The team will start and end their season on the road - opening against Edmonton's affiliate and finishing with a two-game stand against Anaheim's affiliate.
- Ontario, like the other California teams, has a 68-game regular season schedule due to their increased travel burden. (The rest of the AHL plays 76 games.)
As a reminder, the following teams are in the Reign's division this year:
Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers)
San Antonio Rampage (Colorado Avalanche)
San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks)
San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks)
Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames)
Texas Stars (Dallas Stars)
Most of the guys on the Reign are familiar playing against guys in Anaheim's, Calgary's, San Jose's, and Winnipeg's organizations as the latter two were division opponents of the Manchester Monarchs. However, the Monarchs never (or at least not recently) played against Dallas's, Carolina's, Colorado's (formerly Lake Erie Monsters -- now Columbus's affiliate) or Edmonton's (formerly Oklahoma City Barons) AHL teams.
It will be fun to see if the AHL-Reign and Moose will continue their rivalry, despite only four games against each other (two in Winnipeg and two in Ontario) this season.
Speaking of rivals, there was always bad blood between the Norfolk Admirals (Anaheim) and Monarchs, even though they weren't divisional opponents. This will be a great storyline to keep an eye on for the upcoming season, especially as the Ducks have recently promoted and traded some of their young players.
Also, welcome back to the Pacific, Colorado and Dallas. No one missed you.
There will be many prospects in LA's system to watch, including Adrian Kempe, Kevin Gravel and Derek Forbort. For more information on those players, check out our Top 25 Under 25.
We'll have more on the Reign as their season draws closer. Stay tuned.