Prospect Adrian Kempe exploded for a hat-trick Thursday night in the Ontario Reign’s 4-1 victory over the San Diego Gulls (Anaheim) at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.
The native of Kramfors, Sweden, who the Kings drafted 29th overall in the 1st-round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, scored all three of his goals in the second period on goaltender John Gibson – a name Kings fans have heard before.
Kempe piggybacked the Reign to their sixth win of the season, the club bouncing back strong from the first regulation loss they suffered last Sunday. Ontario, now 6-1-2 with 14 points in the standings, sit at second in the Pacific Division, and third in the Western Conference.
Now with eight points (4G, 4A) to his name in nine games played, Kempe is third on the Reign in scoring and sixth among all rookies in the American Hockey League.
WATCH: Adrian Kempe’s Hat-Trick -
The Reign will take on the Stockton Heat (Calgary) Saturday night at the Stockton Arena, with the puck scheduled to drop just after 7:30PM PST. You can watch the action on AHL LIVE, or listen to the game HERE.
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