Photo Gallery – Kings prospects, Ontario Reign season finale

On Saturday night the Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the LA Kings, wrapped up their 2012-13 regular season. We’ve already published post-game thoughts from Kings prospects JF Berube and Nick Ebert (as well as comments from coach Jason Christie about their performances) here.
Now, take a look at some photos captured for MayorsManor by photog David Sheehan…

Ontario, [...]

Coach’s comments on Kings prospects in Reign regular season finale

Reign season finale 2013

The Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the LA Kings, wrapped up their fifth regular season on Saturday night, but things aren’t completely over just yet. Following a successful defense of their Pacific Division Championship, they’ll kick off post-season play on Tuesday night vs. the Utah Grizzlies.
To conclude the season they played a two-game series with [...]

Berube set to make first start in Ontario since early February

Berube Ontario Reign ECHL MayorsManor

Life in the minor leagues is rarely linear. Instead, it’s usually filled with frequent twists and turns. So, very little can surprise Kings’ goaltending prospect JF Berube these days.
With his hip surgery from the summer of 2011 well behind him, coupled with a strong second half to last season, the 21-year old netminder entered this year with renewed enthusiasm and [...]

Clune brothers heading to Staples Center for Kings v Preds

Clune Matt ECHL

Even though it’s early into 2013, there have already been a few things to celebrate in the Clune family.
First, older brother Rich was claimed by the Nashville Predators and has been living out his dream of returning to the NHL. Even better, on February 5th he scored his first goal, coming in a game against [...]

The Super Yooper returns to Ontario tonight

Kaunisto

Former Kings prospect Ray Kaunisto is back in Southern California tonight with the Colorado Eagles, and they’ll be taking on the Ontario Reign.  It’s not where he planned on playing this season, but things seem to be working out OK for the former college hockey forward.
Originally signed by Dean Lombardi as a free agent following his senior year at [...]

Dean Lombardi impressed with a pair of former ECHL players

Clifford Kings Jan 2013 by Ikiri

During every off-season of Dean Lombardi‘s tenure as General Manager in Los Angeles he’s been asked about possible free agents and trades that might be available to improve the Kings. Within his replies he was usually quick to point out that although he’d explore both those avenues, there was another far-more-important factor at play.
Lombardi repeatedly preached the [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Preview pics of new LA Kings goalie mask for Berube

JF Berube goalie mask Kings MayorsManor

Over the last few years we’ve been extremely impressed with the work of artist Sylvie Marsolais. MayorsManor was first introduced to her amazing skills via a mask she designed and painted with a George St. Pierre theme for Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube (shown here).
Selected by Los Angeles at the 2009 NHL draft, Berube wrapped up his [...]

Berube leaves ECHL with win, gets called up to Manchester

Berube goalie mask Kings MayorsManor

Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube didn’t end 2012 as planned.
He had expected to be in Manchester the last few months, after spending his first pro season in the ECHL last year. However, GM Dean Lombardi and staff determined it would be better for Berube to play with the Ontario Reign again, rather than be a back-up to Martin Jones [...]

Photo Gallery: Kyle Clifford vs Trevor Lewis

Following a format we used yesterday as a final goodbye to the CHL and the time Alec Martinez spent there with the Allen Americans, here’s a quick recap of Kyle Clifford and Trevor Lewis in the ECHL (for anybody who wasn’t paying much attention during the NHL lockout).  The story culminates with the two of them [...]

Trevor Lewis is thinking of fighting Kyle Clifford tonight?

Trevor Lewis - LA Kings practice MayorsManor

It’s taken a week longer than expected, but it’s finally going to happen – a little Kings on Kings crime, courtesy of the ECHL.
Kyle Clifford and Trevor Lewis have been roommates, they’ve celebrated a Stanley Cup together and now – for the first time – they’ll face off against each other when the Utah Grizzlies [...]