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.
From 2001–2015, the Reign were known, aptly enough, as the Monarchs. Their kingdom was Manchester, New Hampshire, and in 14 seasons there they reached the AHL playoffs 13 times, finally claiming the Calder Cup in 2014–15. Fresh off that franchise high note, the team moved to California in 2015, taking over the former ECHL team's name while retaining its proud affiliation with the Los Angeles Kings. As part of a brand new AHL division, the Reign's challenge will be to continue their historic dominance on the ice while trying to finally convince the referees to serve as their court jesters.