Ontario Reign Weekend Preview - Christmas Vacation

Christmas with the er not Griswolds, but with the Gulls!

Happy Boxing Day to everyone who celebrates it. For this year's "Boxing Day" classic, the newly minted AHL-Reign will be taking on a division rival just a few hours down the road - the San Diego Gulls.

Ontario Reign @ San Diego Gulls (Saturday)

Days: Saturday (Valley View Casino Center)

Time: 7:05 PM Pacific (Saturday)

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Watch: AHL Live

Ontario Reign Lines

16 Backman - 11 Newbury - 7 Zykov

28 Lowry - 26 Dowd - 25 Sabourin

18 Samuels-Thomas - 21 Crescenzi - 12 Brodzinski

39 Auger - 24 Horvat - 15 Bissonnette

20 MacDermid - 5 LoVerde

4 Gravel - 23 Ebert

55 Schultz - 33 Raine

31 Budaj

29 Houser

  • Ontario will look to seek revenge after losing to the Gulls in the shootout last week.
  • It was a penalty-filled affair and one of the league's top PKs surrendered a PPG early on.
  • The Reign couldn't seem to stay out of the box and couldn't seem to keep their disdain of their newly formed rivalry to themselves.
  • Justin Auger and Kevin Gravel have quietly become bright spots on a team that lacks a lot of high profile prospects.
  • With Adrian Kempe in Helsinki for the World Junior Championships (side note: he's thankfully okay and is expected to play vs USA on Monday), Stothers has decided to mix and match his lines again. This time, Joel Lowry may draw in for the Swede and Paul Bissonnette to the right side./

San Diego Gulls Lines

20 Ritchie - 18 Sgarbossa - 11 Noesen

19 Cramarossa - 17 Kerdiles - 34 Jackman

14 Bonis - 15 Mueller - 12 Friberg

16 McGrattan - 22 Bailey - 29 Ryan

5 S. O' Brien - 27 Theodore

24 Megna - 26 Bickel

35 Khudobin

31 Hackett

  • Anton Khudobin was a standout in the crapshoot shootout, stopping both of Ontario's shooters and mostly everything they'd thrown at him in the third period when the Reign finally managed a little discipline./