Kyle Clifford fined by ECHL, adding insult to nagging injury

Most people want good news heading into the weekend. Unfortunately, LA Kings forward Kyle Clifford received a double shot of bad news late last week.
After signing with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign just before Thanksgiving, he’s played in five games and has three goals and six points. So things were going fairly well until they started to unravel [...]

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, [...]

Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – October 24, 2011

It wasn’t a good week for the slew of goaltending prospects throughout the Kings organization.
First off, in LA, Jonathan Quick kept Jonathan Bernier from getting any playing time – especially after posting three straight shutouts.
In the AHL, things went south for the Kings’ top two prospects in Manchester. After giving up a total of [...]

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 [...]

Mark Hardy talks about his desire to coach in Ontario

Following up on yesterday’s articles…
Reign President Justin Kemp said that former LA King Mark Hardy is on the short list of final candidates for the open head coaching position in Ontario (ECHL).
Here are some initial comments from a subsequent conversation I had with Hardy following my meeting with Kemp yesterday…
“I’d be honored to work for [...]

Reign President – ‘Mark Hardy is on the short list of finalists’

Mark Hardy and Craig Johnson

Could former LA Kings Mark Hardy and Craig Johnson be on the verge of forming a coaching tandem in the ECHL?
According to Ontario Reign President Justin Kemp, Hardy is on the short list of finalists for the open head coaching slot – as he discusses in detail below.
Hardy, a former assistant [...]