Dowd, Gravel Dish On Their First NHL Experience

Dowd AHL Reign by Josh Lavallee

It’s almost inevitable at this point that Los Angeles Kings prospects Kevin Gravel and Nic Dowd will be tied to one another throughout their careers. Both entered St. Cloud State University at the same time, where they lived together throughout their collegiate playing days, both served as the Huskies co-captains their senior season, the duo […]

AHL: Reign Comeback Falls Short, San Jose Ties Series At One

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The Ontario Reign started their defense of the Calder Cup well, picking up Game 1 of their opening round series versus the San Jose Barracuda by a score of 2-1. 24 hours later, the two teams were back at it for Game 2 from San Jose. On home ice, the Barracuda took a bite out […]

Nick Ritchie scores in Gulls 5-1 loss to Stars

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CEDAR PARK, Texas — If you give out power plays like free samples, the Texas Stars are going to capitalize.
And that was the difference as the Stars evened up their first-round series with the San Diego Gulls in a 5-1 Game 2 victory.
San Diego committed eight penalties in the loss at the newly named H-E-B […]

AHL: Brodzinski Nets Game-Winner, Reign Take Game 1

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Last June, the Manchester Monarchs reigned supreme, proving that they were the best team in the league on their way to being named the kings of the AHL. On Friday, their defense of said title began, albeit under a different name. The Ontario Reign traveled north to battle division rivals, the San Jose Barracuda, in Game […]

Stothers Dissects First Round Match-up Ahead Of Game 1

Stothers Monarchs AHL by Rich Tilton

In their first year as an AHL team, the Ontario Reign have found plenty of success. Having left Manchester as Calder Cup champions, the Reign followed up their championship season by winning the inaugural Pacific Division crown. On top of that, the team placed fourth in league wide attendance, seeing nearly 3,000 more fans per […]

Ritchie scores game-winner as Gulls overpower Stars in Game 1

Photo By: Christina Shapiro

CEDAR PARK — The first-round playoff series between the San Diego Gulls and Texas Stars might as well be a fight between scalpels and hammers.
Texas is a precision, speed-based team that specializes in slicing up opposing defenses. San Diego is big, heavy and physically punishes opponents.
In Game 1, hammers smashed scalpels as San Diego secured […]

Gulls Close Out Regular Season With Thrilling Win Over Reign

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With the San Diego Gulls playoff schedule locked in, tonight’s matchup against the Ontario Reign was served only a symbolic closure to the team’s inaugural season, closing out the regular season against their number one rivals.
The teams played each other 24-hours earlier and the tension from that game spilled over into the night’s till as […]

San Diego Gulls Can’t Take the Heat, Fall 2 – 1 in Overtime

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Headed into Sunday afternoon against the Stockton Heat, the San Diego Gulls were riding a three-game winning streak, looking for a fourth in that would secure a playoff berth in their inaugural season.
A scoreless first period saw the teams exchanging a number of chances, yet stellar goalie performances kept the teams off the board but […]

San Diego Gulls Cool Off the Stockton Heat in a 3 – 1 Victory

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The San Diego Gulls took on the Stockton Heat in their first game since the trade deadline that saw veteran forward leave and Corey Tropp, a young forward acquired in the Jackman trade with the Chicago Blackhawks, joining the roster on the third line. The feeling heading into the game was that the team needed […]

LoVerde’s OT tally leads Reign to 3-2 win, Stars goalie Lagace stops 48 shots

Vincent LoVerde

CEDAR PARK, Texas – A Texas Stars victory would have been one of the biggest robberies of the season.
In fact, the Stars even picking up a point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ontario Reign seems like grand larceny.
Ontario dominated the contest. The physical style pushed around a smaller Texas team while Ontario bombed […]