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Ontario Reign: #FancyStats 3/4 Season Review

Hubie McDonough shares his thoughts about Kempe, Dowd, Gravel, Mersch, Forbort & other prospects + 3/4 season Reign scoring chance, Corsi & faceoff figures.

Josh Lavallee

Here are estimated Ontario Reign even strength scoring chance, ES Corsi, and all situations faceoff counts at the halfway point of the season.

But before we get to those, Hubie McDonough, Reign Director of Hockey Operations, was kind enough to share his thoughts about a number of Ontario prospects.

Jewels from the Crown: Adrian Kempe has gone through a tough time scoring recently (JFTC note: He went 17 games without a goal). Do you think that's affecting other facets of his game?

Hubie McDonough: I think overall, he's played well. He's had a little setback now, getting banged up. And then coming back from the World Juniors. Getting accustomed back to playing in North America here.

We've been very happy with his progress. He'll probably spend a little more time here in the minors, but they have big plans for him out in LA.

JFTC: Rookie Jonny Brodzinski seems to have found his footing in the AHL (Note: After going scoreless in his first 17 games, he's notched 10 goals in his last 32). Where has he grown the most this season?

HM: Just learning how to play. He came in at the end of last year, he had the bad ankle with us in Manchester. He really didn't play at all. He could barely skate.

Then coming in this year was really his first full camp. At the beginning of this year, he was in and out of the lineup. And now, he's worked his way in. I think he's in the top-six of forwards. He's getting better and better. I think his skating is getting better. He's playing a little more physical. So he's not intimidated. His whole game has grown. It's tough to pick one aspect. Just maturing and understanding how to play. You don't have to be afraid, just go out and play. And that's what he's doing now.

JFTC: What he overwhelmed by the AHL's physicality at first?

HM: It happens to most of the guys, whether you come out of junior or college. The physicality and the way the game is played...it's different in junior, it's different in college. You have to adjust to that. Practices are harder. Everything's physical there too. He's adjusted to that, and he's worked his way in. I don't think he'll be in and out of the lineup for the rest of the year.

JFTC: Michael Mersch mentioned that the Kings wanted him to be more patient with puck offensively and get it up the ice more quickly. Was he doing that in his second stint in Ontario, after his first call-up? (Note: This additional patience might explain the slowing of his scoring chances...after 50 in his first 22 games, he's had 19 in his last 13 appearances...his shots per game pace has also slowed, 4.9/game before his first call-up, 3.8 since)

HM: Yeah. You don't have to worry about Mike, he's going to be okay.

And again, adjusting to [the AHL], he did. He had a great season with us last year. And then, again, it's another step. The NHL is another step. Everything happens, but just a little bit quicker. [The organization is] very happy with his progress.

The main thing for Mike is, when he gets it on the boards in his own zone, make sure the puck gets out. That's what he's doing. His skating is going to keep getting better and better and better. He's going to catch up to that pace.

But when he came back down here, we don't have any problem with him. Not everybody's going to do everything 100% of the time, but 99% of the time, we're not worried about Mike Mersch.

JFTC: In terms of getting the puck out, is that more of a mental or physical issue for him?

HM: That's the mentality of the Kings, not just him. They want you to make sure you make a play on the boards...not just chip it out. I mean, you're going to do that occasionally. But they'd like you to make a play. So the first option is, get that puck, use your body to protect that puck and then find a center. That's what we teach here. And that's what they want him to do up there.

JFTC: It's been an up-and-down season for Joel Lowry. Where have you seen the most progress? What needs work?

HM: He might be in the same category with Brods. He had back surgery last year, so he recovered from that. He had a whole month [this season] when he couldn't even play here. He was just getting back skating.

Again, adjusting to the pace. And he's trying to adjust to the pace when people have already adjusted. I think he started in December, he got cleared. He was in and out of the line-up. So guys are in mid-season form, and he's just jumping in to his first game in almost a year because he sat out after the surgery.

But again, just like Brods, the pace, the intimidation...he's not intimidated anymore. It's a game that he can play. He's a big, strong kid.

And scoring! He and Brods can both score goals. Once they get that confidence, I guess, that's going to help their game. But I think his skating...he's caught up with the pace. He's making the plays on the boards that he didn't make earlier in the year. That's all we could ask is little baby steps.

JFTC: You mentioned his scoring ability. Where are his scoring areas?

HM: Yeah, his shot, just like Brods.

The other night in Texas, finally, we saw [Brodzinski] score off the rush. Just inside the circle. And that's what we were told he could do. We've been waiting for that.

JFTC: Justin Auger is certainly making a name for himself out there. But he still seems to be struggling with offensive consistency, as he scores his goals in bunches. What can he do to improve that consistency?

HM: There's a big body right there. His skating is always going to be a point of contention. He's got to keep up with the pace. He [did] that last year, and better this year.

But it's his size and strength and the way he protects the pucks, those are his strengths. When he comes around the net. He's going to score, he's going to be a dirty area guy. I don't think he's going to blast the puck off the wing.

It's tough to pick one thing he could do to make himself a better scorer. He's been working on the in-tight moves and in-tight releases. Those are things we work on in practice. I don't know if he's ever going to get 30 goals in the NHL, but certainly, he can poke in 10 or 12 if he mucks it up in the minutes he'll get at that level.

JFTC: Tell me about Andrew Crescenzi's progress this season from last.

HM: Cres is a great story. He never got a chance. He didn't even come to main camp two years ago, and he was under an NHL contract. He didn't complain. In Manchester, he worked hard. And he really had a great season last year for us. He took up a lot of minutes that we never expected him to take up.

He works on his draws. Big centerman like that, you got to be strong on faceoffs. And that's what he's done. I don't know if he's ever going to be a natural goal scorer, so to speak, but he can poke in 8 to 10 to 12 goals, just being in those dirty areas too.

But his main focus for us is penalty killing, draws, and defensive game.

JFTC: Speaking of ice time, where would Crescenzi rank among forwards? (Note: Crescenzi has been scorching hot at the dot, winning 60.3% in his last 34 games)

HM: [Newbury] would be back in the mix. Newbs plays the power play, he kills a little bit. Cresczy kills quite a bit, plays a regular shift. I'd say they'd be up there. Up front, I'd say [Backman], Dowder...Cresczy would probably be in the top five.

JFTC: Speaking of Nic Dowd, at 25, he's older than the usual prospect, yet he's frequently mentioned among LA's top prospects. What about his game keeps management so high on him? (Note: To give you an idea of how much Ontario leans on Dowd, he and Mersch lead forwards with 30 ES Corsi events/game...the next closest is Backman with 26.8)

HM: Yeah, it would've been nice to see him...it didn't work out this year to get a chance to play some games [in the NHL].

But he's done everything they've asked him to do. He did it last year. And as I said, an older player, he went four years to college...nothing wrong with that, he's more mature. He understands how to play.

And he knows what his role is going to be. Maybe, tops...he'd be a second-line center up there. Probably a good third-line center, where he'd chip in some goals and be strong defensively.

He makes passes some times in games, how did he see that guy out of the corner? He's done a really nice job for us. And I think they're a little disappointed, they would've liked to see him get a chance this year too.

All he needs is a chance and a sniff to see what that pace is like, just like Merschy did this year. I think he's going to be alright.

JFTC: You mentioned him missing his NHL shot this year, but the season's not over yet. Are you referring to the four AHL call-up limit after the Trade Deadline as to why they won't call him up later this year?

HM: No, it just didn't work out this year. For Merschy, they had some banged-up wingers. For centers, they were strong down the middle, and the opportunity wasn't there for him. But it didn't phase him at all. He didn't complain about it, he's worked hard every game. Even when he saw his linemate getting called up, doesn't bother him one bit.

JFTC: Now onto defensemen. Darryl Sutter said he wanted more emotion out of Derek Forbort. Have you noticed any change in that area or any other area of his game since he's come back down?

HM: Well, again, we always talk about the pace. It's probably much more difficult for a defenseman to handle the pace than a forward...top players in the world, he had to adjust to that. And he faced those guys everyday in practice too. He had to adjust to that, and maybe it didn't happen as fast as he would've liked or the Kings would've liked.

So they want to make sure that he's playing and not just sitting out. Cause you get stale. You sit out, 10, 12, and you're just skating after practice. It's not good for your growth. They want you to play games, battle against other jerseys, not just your teammates. So that's why they sent him down here to get a little more seasoned, as they say.

Emotion-wise? I think he's played well for us. He's got to make better decisions. He's got to work on that. That comes with under pressure, doing those things. Under pressure in game situations. His growth, it's just maybe a little slow. Like a goaltender they say, it's a little slower for them, then defensemen...it's easier for the forwards.

JFTC: But the issue for him is that his entry-level contract expires after this season.

HM: Oh, yes...I lose track. It seems like he just came! It's already three years for him, huh? So they'll have to make a decision this summer, what they want to do with Derek. I don't have the ins and outs of what their plans are. All we can do is ask him to do the best he can here, make it hard for them to make a decision.

JFTC: When we talk about Kevin Gravel's strengths, a lot of people talk about his stick and mobility. Do you feel his decisiveness warrants just as much praise?

HM: I think those things that you mention are his biggest things. His skating and his stick. Great stick position. And understanding. Another guy who's played four years in college. A little more mature.

And I think he did a really nice job. They were very, very happy with his play up there.

What he needs to do is get physically stronger. Put some muscle on and be able to win those one-on-one battles and battle in front of the net. That's what he's going to do this summer. They'll get him on a program, get him stronger...he'll have a good chance to make that club next year.

JFTC: When MacDermid was suspended for 12 games, Zac Leslie got an extended look. What were some of the positives and negatives of his play in that stretch?

HM: His frame...he's only 20 years old. Got to put some weight on, be able to battle. And I think that's the main concern, him just being strong enough. Got to take a good summer of working out under the tutelage of the Kings guys. Get him heavier.

Skating, puck-wise, does everything we ask him to do. And he's one of the guys...we're really lacking that real solid power play defenseman. Ehrhoff covered that for a short bit. I think that is where he could really excel...Where his game is, is offensive.

JFTC: Speaking of power play defenseman, isn't LoVerde doing a good job there? (Note: LoVerde is leading Ontario blueliners with 31 points in 52 games)

HM: Oh, yeah. But we're really looking at a guy that's like Honka for Texas. A really offensive guy.

Vinny covers the bill, but I don't think he would consider himself a top-of-the-line power play defenseman. We got guys who can cover us. But we're talking about a bona fide offensive guy.

JFTC: Almost like a specialist?

HM: Yeah, right. Vinny's more of a...hybrid, they can cover you on the second unit. But that number-one power play guy? I think that's what they think Les is.

JFTC: It's been a tough year so far for Nick Ebert in terms of injuries. But how much growth have you seen from him defensively this year? (Note: Ebert has missed 22 games this season) and production (Note: He has one goal in 30 games this season, after eight in 45 last year)

HM: Yeah. I think a good stick, which we really harp on. Everybody, forwards and D alike. Good stick position. And I think he's done well in that regard.

Last year, he was on kind of a rotation with [Gravel and Raine]...they welcomed it. There were no complaints. This year, he's gotten to play more. He had the tough injury with the back. It's a tough thing to come back from. But he's done well.

Again, decision making for all these guys is the thing. You got to make the right decision. Make the easy play. And you harp on them, harp on them, harp on them. And sometimes, they'll do it 9 out of 10 times, and that one time, it comes back to bite you. Just playing and getting more experience and more comfortable at the pace.

Certainly a physical specimen. When he's up and going, he's powerful, he can skate, he's strong. So we're looking for big things from him.

JFTC: In Kurtis MacDermid's first 28 games, he had 24 shots. In the last 11, he's had 22. (Note: Perhaps another sign of his increased confidence with the puck, he leads all Reign defenders with 4.3 individual ES shot attempts per game in the last 17...he was third with 2.5/game in the first half). Talk about his perhaps surprising offensive skill and maturation.

HM: Yeah, I don't think that's what he's known for. Certainly physical play, that's number-one...They want him to be a solid defensive defenseman. So getting offense out of him is a bonus. I don't know if that's something he really works on that much. It's more strength, battle in front, make the first pass out of his zone, come up into the play...

We've got a lot guys in that position. Solid defensive defenseman who can chip in now and then. That's not what we're looking for out of Kurtis. Physical play, good first pass, good defensively, good penalty kill, those are his attributes.

Team Even Strength Corsi/Scoring Chances

GP SCF SCA SCF% CF CA CF%
ONT 51 589 404 59.31% 2608 2087 55.54%

These were figures from the first half of the season:

GP SCF SCA SCF% CF CA CF%
ONT 34 399 288 58.08% 1729 1407 55.13%

Individual Even Strength Corsi/Scoring Chances


NUMBER PLAYER GP ISCF CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 23 3 491 364 57.43%
4 K. Gravel 43 10 776 685 53.11%
5 V. LoVerde 51 10 908 693 56.71%
6 J. McBain 3 3 81 50 61.83%
7 V. Zykov 43 38 592 384 60.66%
7 B. Sutter 1 1 6 8 42.86%
8 Z. Leslie 21 4 292 222 56.81%
9 A. Kempe 39 30 497 428 53.73%
10 D. Army 12 15 171 112 60.42%
10 C. Ehrhoff 5 1 121 98 55.25%
11 K. Newbury 27 23 395 312 55.87%
12 J. Brodzinski 48 59 626 485 56.35%
13 C. Gogol 7 0 38 32 54.29%
14 D. Arnold 4 3 38 40 48.72%
15 P. Bissonnette 35 8 218 163 57.22%
16 S. Backman 51 51 783 583 57.32%
17 K. Miller 1 0 9 0 100.00%
17 K. Clifford 2 4 30 30 50.00%
17 M. Leitner 3 1 31 27 53.45%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 45 48 513 477 51.82%
20 K. MacDermid 39 3 554 442 55.62%
21 A. Crescenzi 50 34 591 574 50.73%
23 N. Ebert 30 3 513 382 57.32%
24 R. Horvat 49 22 477 414 53.54%
25 S. Sabourin 28 21 250 233 51.76%
26 N. Dowd 51 61 909 623 59.33%
27 M. Mersch 35 69 660 391 62.80%
28 J. Lowry 26 5 205 205 50.00%
33 K. Raine 43 3 611 518 54.12%
39 J. Auger 51 52 621 624 49.88%
48 M. Kitsyn 2 2 22 7 75.86%
55 J. Schultz 50 2 804 682 54.10%

If you'd like to compare with earlier in the season, check out my first half or first quarter review.

Faceoffs

Recorded from October 31, 2015 on (thanks to Jason Lewis for recording 2/5-2/6/16):

Name FOW FOL FO%
D. Army 60 74 44.8%
K. Newbury 163 129 55.8%
A. Crescenzi 355 256 58.1%
R. Horvat 123 144 46.1%
N. Dowd 535 428 55.6%

Past Reign #FancyStats Recaps

Week 1: Ontario Opens on Top

Week 2: Mashing Manitoba

Week 3: Sweet Home Ontario

Week 4-5: Ontario Rolls On

Week 6: Ontario Hiccups

1st Quarter Review

Week 9: Ontario Revoir, Mike

Week 10-12: Ontario Owns California...Almost

1st Half Review

1/20/16

The Reign take advantage of many, many Moose mistakes in 4-1 victory.

[Recap]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
MB 6 1 2 9
ONT 6 10 5 21

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
MB 16 13 15 44
ONT 20 25 14 59

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
A. Kempe 0 1 0.0%
D. Army 7 3 70.0%
A. Crescenzi 9 9 50.0%
R. Horvat 4 0 100.0%
N. Dowd 8 10 44.4%
M. Mersch 0 1 0.0%
J. Auger 0 1 0.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 23 20 53.5%
4 K. Gravel 22 19 53.7%
5 V. LoVerde 25 12 67.6%
7 V. Zykov 15 15 50.0%
8 Z. Leslie 21 3 87.5%
9 A. Kempe 14 16 46.7%
10 D. Army 16 4 80.0%
12 J. Brodzinski 18 9 66.7%
15 P. Bissonnette 5 7 41.7%
16 S. Backman 20 11 64.5%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 5 8 38.5%
21 A. Crescenzi 16 16 50.0%
24 R. Horvat 7 9 43.8%
26 N. Dowd 19 14 57.6%
27 M. Mersch 19 9 67.9%
33 K. Raine 10 14 41.7%
39 J. Auger 20 12 62.5%
55 J. Schultz 15 20 42.9%

1/22/16

Dowd takes it in OT from San Jose as Ontario battles back from 2-0 deficit.

[Recap]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 OT TOTAL
SJ 3 2 2 0 7
ONT 1 4 4 1 10

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 OT TOTAL
SJ 9 11 13 0 33
ONT 8 9 21 1 39

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
A. Kempe 1 0 100.0%
D. Army 7 5 58.3%
J. Samuels-Thomas 0 1 0.0%
A. Crescenzi 5 10 33.3%
R. Horvat 1 3 25.0%
N. Dowd 10 19 34.5%
M. Mersch 1 0 100.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 17 11 60.7%
4 K. Gravel 16 14 53.3%
5 V. LoVerde 20 5 80.0%
7 V. Zykov 12 8 60.0%
8 Z. Leslie 17 5 77.3%
9 A. Kempe 6 7 46.2%
10 D. Army 10 10 50.0%
12 J. Brodzinski 10 10 50.0%
15 P. Bissonnette 0 6 0.0%
16 S. Backman 13 9 59.1%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 5 10 33.3%
21 A. Crescenzi 14 8 63.6%
24 R. Horvat 0 9 0.0%
26 N. Dowd 15 6 71.4%
27 M. Mersch 17 4 81.0%
33 K. Raine 3 14 17.6%
39 J. Auger 12 12 50.0%
55 J. Schultz 4 16 20.0%

1/23/16

MacDermid pots a goal in his return to line-up, as Reign come out ahead 2-1.

[Highlights]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 1 6 4 11
SJ 2 4 0 6

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 11 13 20 44
SJ 15 17 10 42

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
A. Kempe 2 0 100.0%
D. Army 3 4 42.9%
J. Samuels-Thomas 1 0 100.0%
A. Crescenzi 9 4 69.2%
R. Horvat 0 1 0.0%
N. Dowd 15 8 65.2%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
4 K. Gravel 13 18 41.9%
5 V. LoVerde 21 15 58.3%
7 V. Zykov 6 10 37.5%
8 Z. Leslie 16 14 53.3%
9 A. Kempe 15 10 60.0%
10 D. Army 16 11 59.3%
15 P. Bissonnette 2 5 28.6%
16 S. Backman 18 15 54.5%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 9 12 42.9%
20 K. MacDermid 16 17 48.5%
21 A. Crescenzi 4 8 33.3%
24 R. Horvat 2 8 20.0%
26 N. Dowd 22 15 59.5%
27 M. Mersch 21 15 58.3%
28 J. Lowry 1 5 16.7%
33 K. Raine 9 8 52.9%
39 J. Auger 17 12 58.6%
55 J. Schultz 12 12 50.0%

1/27/16

Ortio takes the Ontario heat as Stockton wins 2-1 in OT.

[Highlights]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 OT TOTAL
ONT 3 2 3 0 8
STK 2 0 2 0 4

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 OT TOTAL
ONT 16 15 13 0 44
STK 22 16 15 0 53

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
D. Army 2 5 28.6%
S. Backman 0 1 0.0%
A. Crescenzi 8 7 53.3%
R. Horvat 3 3 50.0%
N. Dowd 13 19 40.6%
J. Auger 1 1 50.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 13 28 31.7%
4 K. Gravel 9 23 28.1%
5 V. LoVerde 23 13 63.9%
7 V. Zykov 6 11 35.3%
8 Z. Leslie 10 14 41.7%
9 A. Kempe 5 20 20.0%
10 D. Army 6 12 33.3%
12 J. Brodzinski 15 8 65.2%
15 P. Bissonnette 8 6 57.1%
16 S. Backman 14 19 42.4%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 9 11 45.0%
20 K. MacDermid 19 11 63.3%
21 A. Crescenzi 12 14 46.2%
24 R. Horvat 9 16 36.0%
26 N. Dowd 18 15 54.5%
27 M. Mersch 20 12 62.5%
39 J. Auger 10 15 40.0%
55 J. Schultz 14 17 45.2%

1/29/16

Clifford debuts for Reign in San Diego and helps spark a 2-0 shutout performance.

[Highlights]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 5 3 4 12
SD 0 3 1 4

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 21 19 12 52
SD 9 24 10 43

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
A. Kempe 1 0 100.0%
K. Newbury 9 9 50.0%
P. Bissonnette 1 0 100.0%
K. Clifford 1 0 100.0%
A. Crescenzi 6 5 54.5%
R. Horvat 1 0 100.0%
N. Dowd 19 6 76.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 18 25 41.9%
4 K. Gravel 14 24 36.8%
5 V. LoVerde 18 10 64.3%
7 V. Zykov 9 12 42.9%
9 A. Kempe 14 9 60.9%
11 K. Newbury 13 11 54.2%
12 J. Brodzinski 14 3 82.4%
15 P. Bissonnette 8 1 88.9%
16 S. Backman 19 11 63.3%
17 K. Clifford 16 19 45.7%
20 K. MacDermid 14 10 58.3%
21 A. Crescenzi 10 15 40.0%
24 R. Horvat 12 5 70.6%
26 N. Dowd 18 13 58.1%
27 M. Mersch 14 12 53.8%
33 K. Raine 18 9 66.7%
39 J. Auger 9 16 36.0%
55 J. Schultz 22 10 68.8%

1/30/16

Ontario gets a break before the All-Star break, as they trounce cellar-dwelling Manitoba 4-0.

[Recap]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
MB 1 2 2 5
ONT 4 5 3 12

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
MB 7 13 11 31
ONT 18 34 13 65

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
A. Kempe 1 1 50.0%
K. Newbury 6 5 54.5%
A. Crescenzi 8 4 66.7%
R. Horvat 2 6 25.0%
N. Dowd 11 10 52.4%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 29 10 74.4%
4 K. Gravel 26 9 74.3%
5 V. LoVerde 24 11 68.6%
7 V. Zykov 12 9 57.1%
8 Z. Leslie 15 11 57.7%
9 A. Kempe 16 11 59.3%
11 K. Newbury 10 10 50.0%
12 J. Brodzinski 13 6 68.4%
15 P. Bissonnette 13 3 81.3%
16 S. Backman 25 7 78.1%
17 K. Clifford 14 11 56.0%
20 K. MacDermid 20 8 71.4%
21 A. Crescenzi 11 9 55.0%
24 R. Horvat 18 4 81.8%
26 N. Dowd 25 7 78.1%
27 M. Mersch 20 6 76.9%
39 J. Auger 15 8 65.2%
55 J. Schultz 17 13 56.7%

2/5/16

Mersch registers lone goal in 1-0 victory.

[Recap]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
SJ 0 0 3 3
ONT 3 2 2 7

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
SJ 9 7 11 27
ONT 23 7 10 40

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
A. Kempe 0 1 0.0%
K. Newbury 8 3 72.7%
A. Crescenzi 3 3 50.0%
R. Horvat 3 2 60.0%
N. Dowd 6 12 33.3%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 16 14 53.3%
4 K. Gravel 17 11 60.7%
5 V. LoVerde 13 7 65.0%
9 A. Kempe 17 8 68.0%
11 K. Newbury 17 10 63.0%
12 J. Brodzinski 17 8 68.0%
15 P. Bissonnette 3 1 75.0%
16 S. Backman 12 8 60.0%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 8 9 47.1%
20 K. MacDermid 13 7 65.0%
21 A. Crescenzi 8 9 47.1%
24 R. Horvat 5 0 100.0%
26 N. Dowd 10 8 55.6%
27 M. Mersch 13 8 61.9%
28 J. Lowry 3 1 75.0%
33 K. Raine 10 9 52.6%
39 J. Auger 7 10 41.2%
55 J. Schultz 11 7 61.1%

2/6/16

Another two-goal deficit to San Jose, another comeback victory for Ontario.

[Recap]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
SJ 3 1 3 7
ONT 2 6 2 10

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
SJ 12 10 13 35
ONT 14 14 13 41

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
K. Newbury 8 3 72.7%
A. Crescenzi 11 9 55.0%
R. Horvat 1 4 20.0%
N. Dowd 8 8 50.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 18 12 60.0%
4 K. Gravel 14 14 50.0%
5 V. LoVerde 20 16 55.6%
9 A. Kempe 13 16 44.8%
11 K. Newbury 14 18 43.8%
12 J. Brodzinski 14 17 45.2%
15 P. Bissonnette 5 5 50.0%
16 S. Backman 14 5 73.7%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 10 7 58.8%
20 K. MacDermid 18 16 52.9%
21 A. Crescenzi 9 8 52.9%
24 R. Horvat 5 8 38.5%
26 N. Dowd 13 4 76.5%
27 M. Mersch 14 6 70.0%
28 J. Lowry 4 5 44.4%
33 K. Raine 6 5 54.5%
39 J. Auger 8 6 57.1%
55 J. Schultz 6 7 46.2%

2/10/16

Reign finally relent to Sommer breaking AHL career coaching wins record, dropping 4-2 decision, as Dell guts out 50 saves.

[Highlights]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 7 11 4 22
SJ 6 2 4 12

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 20 31 18 69
SJ 18 10 13 41

Faceoffs

Number Name FOW FOL FO%
9 A. Kempe 0 1 0.0%
11 K. Newbury 11 2 84.6%
21 A. Crescenzi 9 7 56.3%
24 R. Horvat 3 3 50.0%
26 N. Dowd 11 10 52.4%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 21 18 53.8%
5 V. LoVerde 39 14 73.6%
8 Z. Leslie 14 11 56.0%
9 A. Kempe 18 10 64.3%
11 K. Newbury 19 8 70.4%
12 J. Brodzinski 19 8 70.4%
15 P. Bissonnette 7 9 43.8%
16 S. Backman 19 14 57.6%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 24 11 68.6%
20 K. MacDermid 30 17 63.8%
21 A. Crescenzi 23 9 71.9%
24 R. Horvat 10 8 55.6%
26 N. Dowd 17 15 53.1%
27 M. Mersch 17 12 58.6%
28 J. Lowry 9 9 50.0%
33 K. Raine 15 7 68.2%
39 J. Auger 25 9 73.5%
55 J. Schultz 19 15 55.9%

2/12/16

Nilsson comes up large with 37 saves as Condors escape Reign 3-2.

[Recap]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
BAK 1 2 2 5
ONT 4 2 2 7

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
BAK 7 10 8 25
ONT 23 22 19 64

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
A. Kempe 1 0 100.0%
K. Newbury 8 2 80.0%
A. Crescenzi 7 4 63.6%
R. Horvat 2 4 33.3%
N. Dowd 14 12 53.8%
J. Auger 0 1 0.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 33 13 71.7%
5 V. LoVerde 14 5 73.7%
7 V. Zykov 14 7 66.7%
9 A. Kempe 19 6 76.0%
10 C. Ehrhoff 32 18 64.0%
11 K. Newbury 24 1 96.0%
12 J. Brodzinski 11 4 73.3%
15 P. Bissonnette 8 3 72.7%
16 S. Backman 25 4 86.2%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 16 5 76.2%
20 K. MacDermid 14 5 73.7%
21 A. Crescenzi 16 6 72.7%
24 R. Horvat 9 4 69.2%
26 N. Dowd 16 17 48.5%
27 M. Mersch 14 14 50.0%
33 K. Raine 18 4 81.8%
39 J. Auger 15 11 57.7%
55 J. Schultz 17 8 68.0%

2/13/16

Raymond dices up the Reign in Heat 3-0 shutout.

[Highlights]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 2 4 6 12
STK 2 3 0 5

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 17 24 22 63
STK 18 13 3 34

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
A. Kempe 2 1 66.7%
K. Newbury 6 8 42.9%
A. Crescenzi 7 6 53.8%
R. Horvat 4 7 36.4%
N. Dowd 12 7 63.2%
M. Mersch 0 1 0.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 29 14 67.4%
5 V. LoVerde 21 12 63.6%
7 V. Zykov 19 9 67.9%
9 A. Kempe 18 10 64.3%
10 C. Ehrhoff 35 15 70.0%
11 K. Newbury 11 11 50.0%
12 J. Brodzinski 17 6 73.9%
15 P. Bissonnette 13 3 81.3%
16 S. Backman 14 9 60.9%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 16 8 66.7%
20 K. MacDermid 11 9 55.0%
21 A. Crescenzi 14 8 63.6%
24 R. Horvat 20 6 76.9%
26 N. Dowd 18 10 64.3%
27 M. Mersch 16 13 55.2%
33 K. Raine 14 9 60.9%
39 J. Auger 11 9 55.0%
55 J. Schultz 16 9 64.0%

2/17/16

Ontario snaps rare three-game losing streak by pounding Stockton 6-1.

[Recap]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
STK 2 3 3 8
ONT 6 7 2 15

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
STK 13 17 15 45
ONT 28 27 6 61

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
K. Newbury 4 7 36.4%
A. Crescenzi 7 0 100.0%
R. Horvat 5 4 55.6%
N. Dowd 14 7 66.7%
J. Auger 0 1 0.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 28 20 58.3%
5 V. LoVerde 21 7 75.0%
7 V. Zykov 9 5 64.3%
10 C. Ehrhoff 27 25 51.9%
11 K. Newbury 15 15 50.0%
12 J. Brodzinski 19 16 54.3%
15 P. Bissonnette 15 7 68.2%
16 S. Backman 15 16 48.4%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 14 4 77.8%
20 K. MacDermid 20 6 76.9%
21 A. Crescenzi 9 7 56.3%
23 N. Ebert 13 14 48.1%
24 R. Horvat 19 7 73.1%
25 S. Sabourin 15 7 68.2%
26 N. Dowd 21 16 56.8%
27 M. Mersch 14 16 46.7%
39 J. Auger 16 15 51.6%
55 J. Schultz 13 19 40.6%

2/19/16

Reign shoot often & high on Stars to a 4-1 victory tune.

[Recap]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
TEX 1 2 4 7
ONT 1 3 1 5

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
TEX 7 10 15 32
ONT 6 10 15 31

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
K. Newbury 11 8 57.9%
J. Samuels-Thomas 1 1 50.0%
A. Crescenzi 10 3 76.9%
R. Horvat 2 2 50.0%
N. Dowd 15 6 71.4%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 7 12 36.8%
5 V. LoVerde 10 9 52.6%
7 V. Zykov 11 3 78.6%
9 A. Kempe 6 4 60.0%
10 C. Ehrhoff 6 15 28.6%
11 K. Newbury 13 10 56.5%
12 J. Brodzinski 11 2 84.6%
15 P. Bissonnette 2 1 66.7%
16 S. Backman 9 14 39.1%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 10 12 45.5%
20 K. MacDermid 12 10 54.5%
21 A. Crescenzi 7 12 36.8%
23 N. Ebert 15 8 65.2%
24 R. Horvat 6 11 35.3%
26 N. Dowd 8 6 57.1%
28 J. Lowry 2 2 50.0%
39 J. Auger 8 16 33.3%
55 J. Schultz 12 8 60.0%

2/20/16

The Reign seem a step behind all night, and the Gulls feast 4-2.

[Highlights]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 2 3 1 6
SD 2 6 4 12

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 16 11 19 46
SD 17 28 15 60

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
K. Newbury 7 7 50.0%
J. Samuels-Thomas 1 0 100.0%
A. Crescenzi 6 7 46.2%
R. Horvat 0 3 0.0%
N. Dowd 14 9 60.9%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 20 21 48.8%
5 V. LoVerde 15 20 42.9%
7 V. Zykov 9 12 42.9%
9 A. Kempe 0 0 0.0%
10 C. Ehrhoff 21 25 45.7%
11 K. Newbury 7 28 20.0%
12 J. Brodzinski 21 14 60.0%
16 S. Backman 9 19 32.1%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 7 22 24.1%
20 K. MacDermid 13 23 36.1%
21 A. Crescenzi 14 15 48.3%
23 N. Ebert 12 15 44.4%
24 R. Horvat 15 13 53.6%
26 N. Dowd 21 15 58.3%
28 J. Lowry 14 9 60.9%
33 K. Raine 8 8 50.0%
39 J. Auger 12 21 36.4%
55 J. Schultz 11 16 40.7%

2/26/16

Ontario begins Texas two-step with a 3-2 LoVerde OT bomb.

[Highlights]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 OT TOTAL
ONT 4 5 6 4 19
TEX 3 2 2 1 8

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 OT TOTAL
ONT 25 20 24 7 76
TEX 13 12 19 1 45

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
K. Newbury 6 3 66.7%
M. Leitner 6 3 66.7%
A. Crescenzi 10 3 76.9%
R. Horvat 1 2 33.3%
N. Dowd 13 12 52.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 28 15 65.1%
5 V. LoVerde 35 20 63.6%
11 K. Newbury 23 17 57.5%
12 J. Brodzinski 23 16 59.0%
16 S. Backman 19 19 50.0%
17 M. Leitner 16 1 94.1%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 19 6 76.0%
20 K. MacDermid 28 17 62.2%
21 A. Crescenzi 22 17 56.4%
23 N. Ebert 11 10 52.4%
24 R. Horvat 22 8 73.3%
25 S. Sabourin 14 4 77.8%
26 N. Dowd 19 19 50.0%
28 J. Lowry 10 17 37.0%
33 K. Raine 27 15 64.3%
39 J. Auger 19 4 82.6%
48 M. Kitsyn 10 2 83.3%
55 J. Schultz 16 14 53.3%

2/27/16

Backman notches a pair as Reign bring down Stars 5-2.

[Highlights]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 3 1 3 7
TEX 5 2 2 9

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 19 15 11 45
TEX 14 12 23 49

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
K. Newbury 3 3 50.0%
M. Leitner 5 3 62.5%
A. Crescenzi 5 8 38.5%
R. Horvat 6 3 66.7%
N. Dowd 5 13 27.8%
J. Auger 0 1 0.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 17 21 44.7%
5 V. LoVerde 15 15 50.0%
11 K. Newbury 8 12 40.0%
12 J. Brodzinski 8 12 40.0%
16 S. Backman 16 10 61.5%
17 M. Leitner 7 17 29.2%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 8 16 33.3%
20 K. MacDermid 18 18 50.0%
21 A. Crescenzi 10 12 45.5%
23 N. Ebert 13 8 61.9%
24 R. Horvat 12 13 48.0%
25 S. Sabourin 12 9 57.1%
26 N. Dowd 17 14 54.8%
28 J. Lowry 14 9 60.9%
33 K. Raine 14 21 40.0%
39 J. Auger 9 16 36.0%
48 M. Kitsyn 12 5 70.6%
55 J. Schultz 13 15 46.4%

3/6/16

Reign run over Rampage 5-1 as Mersch and Gravel return.

[Highlights]

Even Strength Scoring Chances

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 3 3 0 6
SA 2 2 1 5

Even Strength Corsi

1 2 3 TOTAL
ONT 13 21 6 40
SA 18 13 10 41

Faceoffs

Name FOW FOL FO%
B. Sutter 5 6 45.5%
K. Newbury 3 4 42.9%
S. Backman 0 1 0.0%
M. Leitner 3 3 50.0%
A. Crescenzi 7 2 77.8%
N. Dowd 11 5 68.8%
M. Mersch 1 0 100.0%

Individual Even Strength Corsi

Number Player CF CA CF%
3 D. Forbort 19 19 50.0%
4 K. Gravel 17 20 45.9%
5 V. LoVerde 6 11 35.3%
7 B. Sutter 6 8 42.9%
11 K. Newbury 6 13 31.6%
12 J. Brodzinski 4 9 30.8%
16 S. Backman 21 6 77.8%
17 M. Leitner 8 9 47.1%
18 J. Samuels-Thomas 6 13 31.6%
20 K. MacDermid 11 12 47.8%
21 A. Crescenzi 6 14 30.0%
23 N. Ebert 13 11 54.2%
24 R. Horvat 10 11 47.6%
26 N. Dowd 20 9 69.0%
27 M. Mersch 17 7 70.8%
28 J. Lowry 11 12 47.8%
39 J. Auger 5 11 31.3%
55 J. Schultz 14 10 58.3%