Kings announce 2022 pre-season schedule for Empire Classic in ONT, Frozen Fury in SLC

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The 2022-23 (pre-season) schedule is here!

A bit anticlimactic, sorry. But nevertheless some news here this morning, on a busy day with news in a busy week with news in a busy month with news in a …… ..

The Kings preseason schedule already had a number of dates coming up to date, led by the two one-off events already announced by the team. The Kings return to Ontario and the Inland Empire to host a preseason game at the home of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Ontario Reign. The Kings will host the San Jose Sharks in Ontario on Wednesday, September 28 when preseason action returns to the Inland Empire. Additionally, the Kings are scheduled to host the Vegas Golden Knights as part of Frozen Fury in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Kings have played one preseason game each in the last three preseasons at Utah’s Vivint Arena, with the tradition set to continue on Thursday, October 6.

Tickets for Empire Classic are available HERE, while tickets for Frozen Fury are available HERE.

In all, the Kings, including the above two, will play a total of seven preseason exhibition games. The Kings will be the home team in four of the seven games, with two games being played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and two games being played at neutral venues. The Kings will also play away games against San Jose, Vegas and Anaheim in the preseason. Overall, LA will face the Ducks three times and both the Sharks and Golden Knights twice in the 2022 preseason.

The full pre-season schedule is below –

Sunday, September 25 – Kings in San Jose – 4:00 p.m
Monday, September 26 – Kings at Vegas – 7:00 p.m
Wednesday, September 28 – Kings vs. San Jose – 7:00 p.m. (Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA)
Sunday, October 2 – Kings vs. Anaheim – 6:00 p.m
Tuesday, October 4 – Kings at Anaheim – 7:00 p.m
Thursday, October 6 – Kings vs. Vegas – 6:00 p.m. (Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT)
Saturday, October 8 – Kings vs. Anaheim – 2:00 p.m
*All tee times are listed in Pacific Time.

Tickets for both of the Crypto.com Arena games pitting the Kings against the Anaheim Ducks go on sale today at LAKings.com/Tickets.

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The Ontario game marks the team’s first return to a formal preseason competition since 2012, when the Kings also hosted the Anaheim Ducks. The Kings also hosted San Jose, Ontario and opened their preseason “game schedule” there three times with the Kings vs. Kings Showcase, including the previous preseason in 2021. Kings vs. Kings was a scrimmage within the squad where Kings players and prospects were separated into two teams working on different formats during the event.

Regarding Frozen Fury, the Kings will be attending the event for the 23rd time in franchise history, the second being in Utah. The Kings defeated Vegas last season in a 3-1 final, kicking off a three-year commitment for both clubs to play a preseason game at the Utah Jazz’s home stadium. The teams have also committed to a game in Salt Lake City in the upcoming 2023 preseason. The Kings are 3-0 all-time in Salt Lake City, with victories over Vancouver in the 2018 and 2019 preseason in what was then called the Salt Lake Shootout.

The Kings, along with all 31 NHL clubs, will release the 2022-23 regular season schedule later this week. Details of the full game schedule, TV and radio broadcast schedule and Kings Development Camp, Kings Rookie Camp and Kings Training Camp will be released at a later date.

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