If you’re planning to visit Ontario to see Reign games, then you’ve come to the right place.
The AHL has released a complete schedule for the upcoming 2022/23 season and, with the team now planning for the campaign, so can you. Whether you want to visit or bet BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook is available for the latter – you should be covered.
Keep reading for a full breakdown of Reign games for the inbound term.
The season begins with a home opener on October 14 against the Abbotsford Canucks at Toyota Arena. The Canucks proved to be a difficult opponent for Ontario last season, with the Reign holding a 3-3-0-2 record from eight games, including four overtime games. The Reign will not play Vancouver’s AHL team again until March 1, which will begin a stretch of seven games between the two teams in Ontario’s final 20 games, including two visits north of the border on the weekends of March 17-18 and April 7-8.
This season, the Reign face each of their nine Pacific Division rivals eight times, four times at home and four times away. The club will have to travel a little more than they did in 2021-22, despite the fact that it appears to balance out on paper. Ontario will have to go north of the border two more times than they did a year ago when they visited Abbotsford twice because the Calgary Flames moved their AHL team from Stockton to the same city as their NHL squad.
It’s also worth noting that this campaign, the Reign will meet the Eagles twice, compared to only once last year. During a two-game series in Loveland, Colorado, on November 3 and 5, Ontario will face the Eagles, who eliminated them from the Calder Cup Playoffs in May. Colorado is scheduled to play three home games at Toyota Arena in the months of December, January, March, and April.
As for a more local rivalry pertaining to San Diego, the Reign will be the visiting team at Pechanga Arena on October 21 for the Gulls’ home opener, which commences a home-and-home weekend that concludes the following night at Toyota Arena. The Gulls lost nine of their 12 games against Ontario last year, with the latter boasting a perfect 6-0 record at the Inland Empire. This season, Reign fans in San Diego won’t have to take time off of work to see their side play because all four games will be played on weekends, with two taking place on Friday and two on Saturday. Ontario’s remaining home games versus the Gulls begin on November 13 and conclude on January 14 and February 26 after October 22.
The Coachella Valley Firebirds, the newest AHL team, will not play a single game in their new desert home until the middle of December. Instead, they will begin their debut season by playing the majority of their games on the road, including four games in Seattle, the city where their NHL affiliate is headquartered. Ontario will be the third opponent to see the new Acrisure Arena in Palm Desert when they arrive for the first time on December 28. On January 21, Reign fans will get their first taste of the Firebirds in Ontario. Toyota Arena will host Coachella Valley on the 17th, 22nd, and 31st of February.
The Reign host the San Jose Barracuda on November 23, and on December 31, Calgary visits for New Year’s Eve. The Reign also hosted the Henderson Silver Knights for their regular-season finale on April 14.
The majority of this season’s games will be played on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, with 48 games and 66% of the schedule taking place on one of those three days. The Reign will play six home games and nine away games on Wednesdays during the term, making it the team’s third-busiest day of the week in terms of games played.
Saturday is the most common day of the week, with 19 total games, eight of which are held at Toyota Arena. On Friday, the province of Ontario will host a total of 18 games, including 10 at home. The squad will play nine games away from the Inland Empire on Wednesdays, the most common weekday for them to be on the road.
Sundays are sacred to the Reign. Ontario will host a game on Sunday ten times in 2022-23, tying it for the most home games of any day of the week. On January 8, the squad will travel to Coachella Valley for a one-day excursion and play every Sunday for the rest of the season. On Presidents’ Day, February 20, the Firebirds will host the Reign for the team’s only other scheduled Monday game.