Reign fans: Who do you want to face?

With the Pacific Division title locked up, as well as the home-ice advantage that comes with it for the first two playoff rounds, only a first-round opponent remains in question for the Reign. The Phoenix Roadrunners (who occupy last place in the West division) have just a miniscule chance of unseating Bakersfield, Las Vegas or Stockton. So among those three teams, who would you want the Reign to play?

Is it Bakersfield, where the Reign opened their season with a victory, and where they’ll finish the regular season Friday and Saturday? The Reign are 6-3 against the fastbreak-happy Condors, the Ducks’ ECHL affiliate.

Is it Las Vegas, which injected some tension into the rivalry by attacking Reign captain Jon Francisco during a last-second brawl March 22? The Reign are 7-3 against the Wranglers, who will play without the Ferraro twins, Chris (broken leg) and Peter (suspended).

Or is it Stockton, which started slow, got hot after adding some former Fresno Falcons, struggled toward the end of the season, but still managed to shut out the Reign in the teams’ last game? The Reign finished 6-4 against the Thunder.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
  • Go for Las Vegas. I consider them our rivals and I think it would be fitting to whip them on our first run.

  • Rob

    I would love to see us finish of Bakersfield and be rid of any Ducks presence in the playoffs

  • Anonymous

    I would just like to see them get through the 1st round. I don’t think Phoenix or Vegas even deserve a shot after the crap they have pulled during the season….Whatever the outcome THEY HAVE BEEN AWESOME their rookie year!!! GO REIGN!!!

  • Andrew Martinez

    I agree with Sara. Bring On Las Vegas

  • Tom Ingalls

    The way they’ve been playing of late, no matter who they face, the Reign will be lucky to get to round 2. For fireworks, I opt for LV. For a greater chance of advancing, Bakersfield.

  • No kiddin, you better go ahead and make your Super Bowl futures bets while the odds are really high. The Jets are favored right now.

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