Ontario Reign preparing for the 2018 Calder Cup playoffs
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The Ontario Reign have qualified for the 2018 American Hockey League Calder Cup playoffs. The Reign qualified for the postseason after their 3-2 win over the San Diego Gulls at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. on Friday evening.

Nine different Reign players collected a point for Ontario in the one goal victory over San Diego. Matt Luff scored the game winning goal for the Reign at 13:03 of the second period from Philippe Maillet and Matt Moulson.

The Reign are currently in second place in the Pacific Division with a winning percentage of .608. The Tucson Roadrunners are in first place in the Pacific Division with a winning percentage of .646. The San Diego Gulls are third in the Pacific Division with a winning percentage of .585 and the Texas Stars are fourth in the Pacific Division with a winning percentage of .582. Interestingly even though the Gulls have a better winning percentage at the moment than the Stars by three percentage points, the Gulls have not yet clinched a playoff spot. The Stars, who have played in eight more games than the Gulls, have already clinched a spot. 

The Reign have two more regular season games to close out the 2017-18 American Hockey League schedule. On April 13, they host the Stockton Heat in fan appreciation night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena (tickets). The first 5000 fans will receive a Liqui Moly key chain. Then on April 14, the Reign play their final regular season game of the 2017-18 AHL schedule in Bakersfield. 

Stay tuned to AXS.com for Ontario Reign ticket information.