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


The 2022-23 calendar (pre-season) has arrived!

Bit disappointing there, sorry about that. But some news nonetheless here this morning, in what is shaping up to be a news-packed day in a news-packed week in a news-packed month in a……..

The Kings’ preseason schedule already had a few dates on the schedule before today, headlining the two one-time events the team has already announced. The Kings return to Ontario and the Inland Empire to host a preseason game at the home of American Hockey League affiliate Ontario Reign. The Kings will host the San Jose Sharks in Ontario on Wednesday, September 28, as the preseason returns to the Inland Empire. Additionally, the Kings are set to host the Vegas Golden Knights as part of Frozen Fury in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Kings have played a preseason game at Vivint Arena in Utah in each of the past three preseasons, with the tradition set to continue on Thursday, October 6.

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

Overall, including the two mentioned above, the Kings are expected to play a total of seven preseason preseason games. The Kings will be the home team in four of the seven games, with two games hosted at Arena in Los Angeles and two games hosted at neutral venues. The Kings will also play road games against San Jose, Vegas and Anaheim during the preseason. Overall, LA will face the Ducks three times in the 2022 preseason and the Sharks and Golden Knights twice.

The full pre-season schedule is shown below –

Sunday, September 25 – Kings at 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 start times are listed in Pacific Time.

Tickets for both games at Arena, in which the Kings will face the Anaheim Ducks, are on sale today at

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The game in Ontario marks the team’s first return for an official preseason contest since 2012, when the Kings also hosted the Anaheim Ducks. The Kings also hosted San Jose in Ontario and opened their preseason “games” schedule there three times with the Kings vs. Kings showcase, including this last preseason in 2021. Kings vs. Kings was an intra scrimmage. -team with Kings players and prospects split into two teams, working on a variety of different formats during the event.

As for Frozen Fury, the Kings will be participating in the event for the 23rd time in franchise history, with the second coming in Utah. The Kings beat Vegas by a 3-1 finish in last season’s edition, which kicked off a three-year commitment for the two clubs to play a preseason game at the home of the Utah Jazz. 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 wins over Vancouver in the 2018 and 2019 preseasons, in what was then dubbed the Salt Lake Shootout.

The Kings, along with the other 31 NHL clubs, are expected to release the 2022-23 regular season schedule later this week. Details regarding the full game schedule, television and radio schedule and Kings development camp, Kings rookie camp and Kings training camp will be distributed at a later date.

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