Gasper Kopitar drawing rave reviews with ECHL’s Ontario Reign

While Team Slovenia and older brother Anze continue to gather big headlines over at the Sochi Olympics, Gasper Kopitar is grinding his way through the ECHL. Once thought to be a likely member of the squad his native country would send to Russia, the younger Kopitar took a few months off earlier this year, preventing [...]

Gasper and Anze still setting people straight on the Kopitar Bros

It’s easy for some to watch the above video clip and begin wondering if there’s another Slovenian Sniper on his way up through the LA Kings system. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
First off, Gasper Kopitar is signed to an ECHL-only deal with the Ontario Reign, so he’s not even Kings property. [...]

ECHL: Ontario Reign to wear special jerseys for Sunday game

Last season, the Ontario Reign helped contribute over $500,000 to the community – the most in team history. And this weekend they’ll be back at it again.
Through their charitable branch, the Hope Reigns Foundation, the team raises money via a variety of different methods, including live jersey auctions.
For Sunday’s game against the visiting Florida Everblades, [...]

Reign win Game 3 in Idaho, take 2-1 series lead

The Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the LA Kings, continue to push ahead in the playoffs.
A pair of third period goals propelled the Reign to a 2-1 win over the Idaho Steelheads on Wednesday night, giving them a 2-1 lead in their second round playoff series.
Facing a 1-0 deficit heading into the third period for the third straight road playoff [...]

Mark Hardy and a pair of Kings prospects continue to push for more

When Mark Hardy joined the Ontario Reign as an assistant coach in September 2011, it was a classic case of nobody knowing exactly what to expect – including Hardy himself.
A veteran of 900 NHL games on defense for the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, and another 10 years behind the bench as an [...]

Reign enter uncharted waters against Steelheads in Round 2

Last year, the Ontario Reign skated onto the ice at Citizens Business Bank Arena for a win-or-go-home Game 5 against the Idaho Steelheads in the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
Idaho, who had 20 fewer points in the regular season, came out and handled the Reign from beginning to end, putting a sour note at the [...]

Kings prospects come up big, Ontario Reign lead playoff series 3-0

Defenseman Nick Ebert, taken with the very last pick at the 2012 NHL Draft, has been anything but irrelevant since joining the Ontario Reign less than two weeks ago. He now has points in six straight games, including goals in two of the team’s three playoff games played thus far. However, nothing may be more [...]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 2 playoff victory with Ontario Reign

[all photos captured by David Sheehan for MayorsManor]
In Game 1 of their first round playoff series, Ontario used the momentum of three goals in the opening six minutes of play to jumpstart an eventual 5-2 victory.  Then, in Game 2 on Wednesday night it was a bit of deja vu for the Reign, only it took a little while longer.  [...]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 1 playoff victory with Ontario Reign

Three goals in the opening six minutes of play helped power the Ontario Reign to a 5-2 victory in their opening round playoff series on Tuesday night. A pair of Kings’ prospects played key roles in the win as well, with JF Berube tending goal and defenseman Nick Ebert scoring the third goal – which [...]

Ontario Reign no longer playing with house money in post-season

In their first five ECHL seasons the Ontario Reign have found success in many areas – including leading the league in attendance several times. So, who says Southern California isn’t a hockey market?
They’ve also won the regular season Pacific Division title three of the last five years, only to experience first round exits from the [...]