Video and Notes from Adrian Kempe’s First AHL Hat Trick

Ontario Reign AHL

From the outset of the contest, it was clear one team was on a mission. This game was the first of twelve regular season meetings between the host Ontario Reign and the visiting San Diego Gulls, with the former determined to dictate the tone of this new relationship. In a similar fashion to the contest […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: 2015-16 Early Season Report

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We’re roughly one month into the 2015-16 hockey season, so let’s check in on all of the LA Kings non-AHL prospects – these would be guys playing in the three Canadian junior leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL), plus college, ECHL, and overseas.
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in 2014, OHL)
7 […]

Gravel Treats Reign Fans to OT, Team Tricked in Overtime

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Despite dominating the shot count, time of possession and pace of the game, for the second night in a row the Ontario Reign could not secure a win. It was deja vu in overtime, as San Antonio captain Ben Street netted the game winning goal, just as he had done on Friday. Even so, Ontario […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: First Report of 2015-16 Season

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Adding in the Kings’ 2015 Draft class to our Prospect Tracker, the organization now has players in all three Canadian junior leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL), in addition to their prospects playing in college, the ECHL, and overseas. Let’s take a look at how everybody is doing thus far this season…
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay […]

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

Gravel AHL Ontario Reign - October 2015

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 […]

FREE REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Radio talking Lucic, Toffoli, Doughty

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven previewing tonight’s Kings – Oilers game on TSN Radio in Edmonton. Among the many players discussed during the spot were Milan Lucic, Drew Doughty, Tyler Toffoli, Brayden McNabb, and Jonathan Quick.
Give it a listen using the player below or download any of […]

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 […]

Rob Blake Interview Part 2 – on Zykov, Dowd, and Bissonnette

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Continued from Part 1
On having veterans like Paul Bissonnette and Ray Emery on the Reign team:
“They won last year with those guys helping out.  You know the young guys coming out of college, coming out of junior they need help understanding that.  When you can have guys that have played in the pro and I […]

Rob Blake Interview Part 1 – on Mersch, AHL in Ontario

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After the Ontario Reign’s 3-0 win over the San Jose Barracuda, Reign General Manger Rob Blake met with the media postgame.
On Michael Mersch playing in Ontario Compared to LA:
“I thought he had a tremendous training camp also in that aspect.  He does a lot of things that are hard to find in the league, puck […]

Adrian Kempe Talks Zykov, SoCal, and Speed

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Following Friday night’s Ontario Reign home opener, Kings top prospect Adrian Kempe spoke one-on-one with MayorsManor about a variety of topics – including moving to SoCal, one of his new AHL teammates, and how he’s still working to improve his own game. Take a look…
On his speed:
“That’s one of my biggest strengths and I try […]