- $39 for two tickets (up to $77 value)
- When: any home game during the regular season; click here to see the schedule.
- Seating: wrap-around defend section (lower level)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Scouting Report
Though the Manchester Monarchs trekked to California to become the Ontario Reign, not everything has changed: they’re still the defending Calder Cup champions. Through the first two months of their inaugural season in the AHL, the team has assumed a familiar spot atop the division standings, and right-winger Sean Backman has once again established himself as a leader on offense. During the championship run last year, Backman recorded 17 postseason points—this season, he’s already averaging nearly a point per game. In the coming months, Backman and the Reign will continue to pursue back-to-back titles, a goal fans can help them achieve by writing a nicely worded letter to the AHL commissioner or, if that doesn’t work, cheering them on at one of their many home games at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
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.