Reign at Bakersfield tonight.

As reported elsewhere today, the Ducks signed ex-King Kyle Calder and assigned him to Bakersfield, where the Reign (2-2) are headed for a game at 7 p.m. tonight against the Condors (3-2). No word yet on whether or not Calder will be in the lineup.

Some more notes:

  • The Reign lead the league on the power play at 44.4 percent (8-for-18).
  • Ontario’s Greg Hogeboom has four goals and six points in his last three games.
  • Bakersfield rookie defenseman Stu Bickel had a career-high two assists on Saturday at Victoria.
  • Condors left wing Dan Sexton is second among ECHL rookies with seven points (3g-4a).
  • According to the Bakersfield Californian, the Condors will roll out some different lines than the Reign saw during their opening weekend.
  • The Reign won’t have to face goaltender Justin Pogge, who shut them out on opening night. He’s in Anaheim while Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere rehabs a strained groin, while Timo Pielmeier gets the start in net. Pielmeier allowed seven goals on 19 Reign shots in the Reign’s 8-2 win Oct. 17

Reign 8, Bakersfield 2

In a resounding response to their opening-night shutout loss, the Reign exploded for eight goals from five different players, and chased the Bakersfield Condors’ starting goalie in an 8-2 win at Rabobank Arena.

Greg Hogeboom notched a hat trick and added an assist; Adam Henrich had two goals and an assist, Tim Kraus had four assists and Curtis Darling stopped 34-of-36 shots in his first appearance between the pipes. The Reign were outshot 36-24 but still chased Bakersfield starter Timo Pielmeier, who stopped just 12-of-19 shots.

Mike Egener scored on Justin Pogge, last night’s starter, in the third period, and Peter Lenes and Jon Rheault also scored for the Reign (1-1).

A disciplined Reign squad needed only to kill three penalties, while taking advantage of 3-of-10 power-play opportunities in the win.

More details in tomorrow’s editions.

Bakersfield 5, Reign 0.

Not much good news in Bakersfield (unless you’re a big fan of penalty killing).

The Reign were outshot 38-15 and outscored 5-0 in their season opener against a Bakersfield team stacked with Ducks prospects. Justin Pogge, the parent club’s number-three goalie, was perfect in stopping what few offensive chances the Reign could muster.

Curiously, the Reign went 7-for-7 on the penalty kill but had a little harder time stopping the Condors at even strength. Bakersfield used their speed to full effect, and scored twice on fast-breaks. Mike Zacharias got the call over Curtis Darling in net and played fairly well considering how much time the Reign spent in their own zone. “Most of the goals we didn’t give him much chance on,” Karl Taylor said.

More details in tomorrow’s editions.

One more detail – Jon Francisco is the new (old?) captain. He was officially handed the “C” again, and Shawn Germain and David Walker donned “A”s.