AHL: Zykov Scores, Reign Dropped By Heat In Overtime

While there are often several factors that go into a team winning a hockey game, two tend to make-or-break a team’s chance at winning. Goaltending and special teams battles can change the outcome of any given game. On Wednesday in Stockton, both played their part in defeat, as the hometown Heat beat the Ontario Reign in […]

AHL: Reign Drop Barracuda 2-1 In MacDermid’s Return

MacDermid Kurtis Kings

In the AHL, rosters change almost daily. Lineups vary from night-to-night, as players are lost to injuries or call-ups, while others are brought in to fill the gaps. On Saturday, the Ontario Reign saw a rather big return to their lineup, as six-foot-five defenseman Kurtis MacDermid returned from a 12 game suspension for a hit […]

AHL: Reign Downed By Gulls In Shootout – Analysis, Line Combos, Video Highlights

Auger Reign MayorsManor 2015 by Ikiri

Roughly one-third of the way through their season, the Ontario Reign are cruising through the AHL’s Pacific Division. With only four regulation losses, it has been nearly impossible from denying the Reign a point after 60 minutes of play. The team that won last year’s Calder Cup in Utica hasn’t looked to have slowed down […]

UPDATED: AHL West Official Announcement Set for Thursday

Ontario Reign IE jersey 2011 by Lee Calkins

At Sunday’s AHL Board of Governors meeting in upstate New York, a vote was taken to finalize the plan to create an AHL West division (a concept first reported on by MayorsManor last spring). All parties were bound to silence regarding the closed door discussion by league president Dave Andrews. However, we have learned that relocation […]

VIDEO: Goalie Fight with LA Kings prospect JF Berube

We probably should have known it was bound to happen, as Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube used to have UFC champion Georges St-Pierre prominently featured on one of his masks. And while it wasn’t an MMA fight, it did look like a preview for tonight’s WWE Royal Rumble, when a fantastic brawl broke out during […]

Win a 4-pack of tickets to Kings Alumni and Ontario Reign

This Saturday, the Ontario Reign and the Kings Alumni Association are teaming up for a special double header…and we have 20 tickets to giveaway!
At 3pm a team of Kings Alumni will skate in a special game vs. a group of local players. [UPDATE: The roster is scheduled to include Valeri Bure, Brandon Convery, […]

Kings affiliate action – notes from Reign opening weekend

In what could be classified as a franchise reboot, the Ontario Reign took to the ice this weekend for a pair of home games to kick off the new season.
Just about everything was new, except the jerseys.
Gone was fiery and temperamental head coach Karl Taylor and in was the seemingly always jolly Jason Christie. […]

Reign preview – Hardy behind the bench, Berube in net

Tonight marks the fourth season opener for the Ontario Reign, the Kings’ ECHL affiliate.
For those who don’t follow Southern California’s premier minor league hockey franchise too closely, here’s a quick crash course to bring you up to speed.
The Reign are owned by the Kemp family, who previously headed up the Long Beach Ice Dogs. […]

LA Kings trade for a kid with more questions than answers

So, Kings GM Dean Lombardi made another trade with the Philadelphia Flyers today. At least that’s how it’s going to read in some places. Yet, there is so much more to this deal. Or is there?
Jammed by the salary cap and total number of player contracts under contract, the Flyers needed a […]

Sneak Peek – a look at goalie JF Berube’s new mask design

If you’re a loyal reader of MayorsManor, you know all about the man known as ‘Hollywood.’
JF Berube was drafted by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Since then, he’s gone on to become one of the top goalies in the QMJHL.
Here are some details on his new mask.
As shown […]