Opening Night weather: More Thunder than Reign

Over the weekend we ran an interview with Justin Kemp, President of the ECHL’s Ontario Reign – proud affiliate of the LA Kings. One of the questions was about the success the team has had at the gate during its first two years.
Well, their popularity continued Saturday night for the 2010-11 home opener, with an announced […]

Interview w/ Justin Kemp – Ontario Reign President

Minor league hockey sure has come a long way in Southern California. From a dilapidated building in San Diego during the 90’s to games in front of just a few hundred fans inside Long Beach Arena as recently as a couple of years ago, the times they are a changing.
Later tonight the ECHL’s Ontario Reign […]

Word Association with Jonathan Bernier

Things are slowly coming together for Jonathan Bernier. He’s officially part of the LA Kings…finally! And although it wasn’t pretty at times, he picked up his first win of the season on Wednesday night vs. Carolina.
For the last two years he was with the Kings AHL affiliate in Manchester, where he was ‘learning how to […]

Camping Guide 2010 – Interview with Jordan Nolan

Some players have a very linear path to the NHL. They play for one junior team, get drafted, make a brief stop with that team’s AHL affiliate and then eventually make their NHL debut.
Jordan Nolan isn’t one of those players.
His story reads more like the tough luck, work extremely hard for everything he’s earned path.
At […]

Creating a Monarch

Last summer, the Vancouver Canucks asked their fans to help design the mask for backup netminder Curtis Sanford. A few months ago, the folks in Minnesota topped that by asking Wild fans to create the mask of starting goaltender Niklas Bakstrom. Now the Manchester Monarchs are getting in on the fun. Yesterday, they announced their […]