Hockey combines the speed of basketball, the hard hits of football, and the glistening blades of competitive shaving. Study frozen fusion with this GrouponLive deal to see the Ontario Reign play at Citizens Business Bank Arena. For $23, you get two tickets for seating in sections 106–114 to any home game until January 16 (a $46 value).
An affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, the Ontario Reign lord over rival squads with deft stickhandling and freshly sharpened skate blades as they battle throughout their fifth year in the ECHL. This season, the team aims to defend its Pacific Division title and triple-lutz its way to the league championship as forward Brodie Sheahan pummels opposing goals with dozens of pucks and goalie Jean-Francois Berube blocks shots by building a giant snowman in front of the net.
Citizens Business Bank Arena teems with team spirit as the Reign's Ice Girls engage in jousting matches against mascots Blaze the Dragon and the four-wheeler-driving Dark Knight. In addition to watching game-day festivities such as Zamboni rides, guests can score promotional items, including bobbleheads and, at select games, free chicken wings for batting errant pucks back onto the ice.
For the past five years, the Ontario Reign have dominated opponents as the ECHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets and the 2012 Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings. Formerly the Texas Wildcatters, and before that, the Huntington Blizzard, the Reign rose to existence in 2008. And, rather than naming the team the old-fashioned way of letting a raccoon pick random letters from a bag of Scrabble pieces, the newly spawned organization turned to its fans with a name-the-team contest. That contest kicked off what has been a thriving relationship between the Reign and Ontario hockey fans. In fact, the Reign led the ECHL in attendance during their first three seasons. In 2012 and 2013, the team rewarded its loyal fans with back-to-back Pacific Division championships, and in coming seasons, hopes to be a perennial contender for the Kelly Cup.