…And Now You’re Caught Up (2/14/2011)

Love is in the air today.
For those who are equally as passionate about freshly cut ice, hits in the corner, going five hole, penalty shots and hip checks – here are the ten stories to help catch you up on what’s been going on in the world of hockey.
This week’s notes include items on the […]

Kings vs Ducks, Of a Different Sort

For SoCal hockey fans few things are better than a Kings-Ducks game. Both franchises – and their loyal followers – know bragging rights are on the line when they meet on the ice.
This weekend features a three-game series between the Kings and Ducks…well, sort of…
These games will be played between their ECHL affiliates, the Ontario Reign […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up (1/24/2011)

Still living in the euphoria of the Kings victory over the Coyotes on Saturday night?
Well, it’s time to check back in with the hockey world and get up to speed. Here are the ten Kings-related stories you need to know coming out of the weekend…
* The Kings play the Bruins tonight. Nearly one year ago […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up (12/20/2010)

Hockey has a certain rhythm to it. Every shift, every game and every season is inevitably packed with ebbs and flows. Teams are never as bad as they appear during their lowest points. Never as good as they seem during their highest ones. The very best clubs then must be not just talented, but resilient. […]

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 […]