Ducks Prospect Nick Ritchie Leads the Way, But Gulls Fall to Barracuda 4-3

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The San Diego dropped the first of a two-game series to the visiting San Jose Barracuda in a shootout loss, after earlier giving up the lead twice throughout a game wrought with penalties.
Anaheim Ducks prospect Nick Ritchie opened the scoring early, putting the Gulls up 1-0 just 1:48 into the first period, his ninth of […]

MacDermid Scores First AHL Goal, Reign Win 2-1 Over San Jose

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Kurtis MacDermid saw his opening.  There was a screen in front from defenseman Vincent LoVerde and he had an open lane to shoot.  MacDermid took his chance from the point and his shot hit San Jose Barracuda goaltender Aaron Dell and still found it’s way past him for his first career AHL goal.
“I saw [Loverde] […]

John Gibson Injured in SD Gulls Win Over Stockton Heat

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Plagued by penalties throughout the game, the San Diego Gulls managed to pull off a shootout win against the Stockton Heat.
Through a scoreless first period, the Gulls penalty kill unit was put to the test as the team struggled to stay out of the box, and managed to answer the call holding the Heat scoreless […]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel on Forbort, Cernak, and Reign Offense

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LA Kings prospect Kevin Gravel, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the 6-foot-5 defenseman talked about taking on a bigger offensive role, fellow blueliner Derek Forbort, and another prospect who has certainly spent some time in the […]

Video and Notes: Kempe, Mersch Score as Reign Roll Through Barracuda 3-0

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Andrew Crescenzi tapped home a loose puck just 67 seconds into the game and the Ontario Reign never looked back in defeating the San Jose Barracuda 3-0 on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena improving to 5-0.  Adrian Kempe got his first of the season on a pretty pass from Sean Backman on […]

Zykov Powers Ontario Reign to Comeback Win in Home Opener

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A quick offensive explosion that took 2:42 brought the Ontario Reign from being shutout and losing 3-0 to leading 4-3, which the Reign would never look back and ultimately winning the game 5-4.  The sellout crowd of 9,491 fans roared when Kevin Gravel’s power play goal put the Reign on top 4-3, sparking the end […]

San Diego Gulls Beat The Bakersfield Condors 6-5 In A Shootout

In a night celebrating hockey legend and the NHL’s first black hockey player, Willie O’Ree, the San Diego Gulls did not disappoint fans when the team faced off against the Bakersfield Condors in what would be a high-scoring matchup ultimately decided by a shootout and brought the team to a 2 – 0 record on […]

Reign Earn Opening Night Shutout – Notes and Bissonnette Interview

Reign 2015-16 Opening Night v Bako AHL

Saturday night in Bakersfield, years of planning finally came to fruition – the AHL was playing regular season games in California. The Kings top minor league affiliate, now the Ontario Reign, was set to begin defense of their 2014-15 Calder Cup Championship. Using a roster largely comprised of the same group who played in Manchester […]

Manchester Monarchs Leave AHL On Top Of AHL’s Throne

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The miracle ride for the Manchester Monarchs is over. While the team will still be around as the Kings’ ECHL affiliate, their final season in the AHL has come and gone. After 14 season, royalty reigns in the AHL, as the Manchester Monarchs won the 2015 Calder Cup.
For the third straight game, and sixth straight […]

ANALYSIS: Monarchs Now One Win Away From Calder Cup

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Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals may have been the most trying contest of the Manchester Monarchs’ season. Already without Jeff Schultz, the team lost AHL MVP Brian O’Neill and goalie with the most wins in the league in JF Berube. How they responded on Friday for Game 4 was nothing short of extraordinary, […]