Reign, Monsters to meet in West Finals

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League has announced the schedule for the Western Conference Finals series of the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs.

The Ontario Reign, top affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, will meet the Lake Erie Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, in the best-of-seven series beginning Saturday in Ontario, Calif.

Western Conference Finals – Series “N” (best-of-7)
P1-Ontario Reign vs. C2-Lake Erie Monsters
Game 1 – Sat., May 21 – Lake Erie at Ontario, 11:00
Game 2 – Sun., May 22 – Lake Erie at Ontario, 10:00
Game 3 – Tue., May 24 – Ontario at Lake Erie, 7:00
Game 4 – Thu., May 26 – Ontario at Lake Erie, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., May 28 – Ontario at Lake Erie, noon
*Game 6 – Tue., May 31 – Lake Erie at Ontario, 10:00
*Game 7 – Wed., June 1 – Lake Erie at Ontario, 10:00
   *if necessary… All times Eastern

Lake Erie advanced with a Game 6 overtime victory at Grand Rapids tonight; Ontario defeated San Diego in five games.

Founded in 1936 and now with franchises in 30 cities across North America, the American Hockey League serves as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 15th year in a row, more than 6 million fans have attended AHL games in 2015-16.