Ontario Reign Weekend Preview - Reign Rising
The Reign managed to dust themselves off after another brutal loss to the Condors and look to keep their win streak going against Manitoba and San Jose.
Manitoba Moose @ Ontario Reign (Wednesday) / San Jose Barracuda @ Ontario Reign (Friday) / Ontario Reign @ San Jose Barracuda (Saturday)
Days: Wednesday, Friday (CBBA), and Saturday (SAP Center)
Times: 7 p.m. Pacific (Wednesday), 7 p.m. (Friday), 7:30 p.m. (Saturday)
Watch: AHL Live
Ontario Reign Lines
9 Kempe - 21 Crescenzi - 7 Zykov
27 Mersch - 26 Dowd - 16 Backman
39 Auger - 10 Army - 12 Brodzinski
18 Samuels-Thomas - 24 Horvat - 15 Bissonnette
8 Leslie - 5 LoVerde
3 Forbort - 4 Gravel
55 Schultz - 33 Raine
- Ontario went 2-0-1 over the weekend.
- The five-game homestand will end on Friday followed by a mini-road trip on Saturday in a home-and-home series against the Barracuda.
- Their road trip will continue on Wednesday and Friday versus Stockton and San Diego - more on them next week.
- Overall, the Reign have looked fairly dominant but have lost some recent games due to some mental errors that somehow wind up as a goal against. If that sounds familiar, well it should.
- The AHL has a silly schedule and Ontario will see inter-divisional and inter-conference opponents quite a few more times this year./
San Jose Barracuda Lines
(based on last game)
89 Goodrow - 40 Carpenter - 55 Emanuelsson
11 Lerg - 86 Langlois - 84 Parkes
17 McCarthy - 77 Timmins -79 Gallant
82 Goldobin - 38 Haley - 72 Doremus
70 Young - 47 Ryan
3 Stollery - 63 Bergman
41 Mueller - 51 McNally
- Barracuda Coach Roy Sommer is vying for his AHL record-tying 636th win. Sommer and Mike Stothers were teammates on the Calder Cup-winning 1984 Maine Mariners.
- Ben Smith was sent down, but won't draw in tonight. Raffi Torres, who was on a conditioning assignment, suffered a "minor setback" a couple days ago./
Manitoba Moose Lines
16 Albert - 19 De Leo - 49 Fronk
24 Kosmachuk - 9 Olsen - 50 Brassard
32 Zajac - 13 Petan - 25 Fraser
? - 23 Blomqvist - 17 Lodge
44 Melchiori - 4 Postma
8 Kichton - 2 MacWilliam
7 Morrissey - 42 Stoykewych
- Both Eric Comrie and Chase De Leo figure to have lots of friends and family at Wednesday's game. California natives and long-time friends, this will be their first time playing in the Golden State as professionals. You need to see the note that they both signed as teenagers, which promised that they would do whatever it takes to make the NHL + stay best friends.
- I want a friend like that.