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Ontario Reign Weekend Preview: Pink in the Rink / 'Ello, Chum

The Reign face a familiar division rival in two games this weekend and raise awareness for breast cancer.

San Jose Barracuda @ Ontario Reign (Friday) / San Jose Barracuda @ Ontario Reign (Saturday)

Days: Friday and Saturday (CBBA)

Times: 7:00 p.m. (Friday), 6 p.m. (Saturday)

Listen: Mixlr

Watch: AHL Live

Ontario Reign Lines

(Based on last game - stick tap, Jason Lewis for the lines)



27 Mersch - 26 Dowd - 16 Backman
9 Kempe - 11 Newbury - 12 Brodzinski
18 Samuels-Thomas - 21 Crescenzi - 39 Auger
15 Bissonnette - 24 Horvat - 28 Lowry

3 Forbort - 4 Gravel
20 MacDermid - 5 LoVerde
55 Schultz - 33 Raine

31 Budaj
29 Houser

  • Peter Budaj was absolutely fantastic in the Pacific's 1-0 loss during the ASG.
  • Sean Backman was terrific as well, scoring a goal for the Pacific in the championship elimination round.
  • The team is now back to work and ready to take on the SJ Barracuda in a pair of games this weekend.
  • "Big Mike" Michael Mersch scored his team-leading 17th goal of the season on the team's first power play. He probably could've had a meat trick if not for Dell being terrific in net.
  • Peter Budaj recorded his league-leading sixth shutout of the season. What can he possibly do tonight??

San Jose Barracuda Lines

(based on last game, from Fear the Fin):


89 Goodrow - 40 Carpenter - 84 Parkes
11 Lerg (C) - 86 Langlois - 21 Smith
38 Haley (A) - 17 McCarthy (A) - 82 Goldobin
13 Torres - 72 Doremus - 55 Emanuelsson

3 Stollery - 63 Bergman
70 Young - 41 Mueller
51 McNally - 45 Cundari

1 Grosenick
30 Dell

  • Aaron Dell was absolutely fantastic in net for the Barracuda last night.
  • Tonight, Grosenick will try to replicate that performance, except with a win.
  • Coach Roy Sommer is still chasing his 637th career win (most in AHL history), while the Reign hope to hold him off just a little longer.


2015-2016 Records

Ontario: 27-10-3-1, 58 points (1st Pacific Division, 1st Western Conference)
San Jose: 19-15-5-3, 46 points (3rd Pacific Division, 8th Western Conference)

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

6-1-0-0