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

Rob Blake LA Kings

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

Blake Rob Kings NHL MayorsManor

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

Kempe NHL 2014 Draft

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 […]

Zykov Powers Ontario Reign to Comeback Win in Home Opener

Reign 2015-16 Opening Night v Bako AHL

A quick offensive explosion that took 2:42 brought the Ontario Reign from being shutout and losing 3-0 to leading 4-3, which the Reign would never look back and ultimately winning the game 5-4.  The sellout crowd of 9,491 fans roared when Kevin Gravel’s power play goal put the Reign on top 4-3, sparking the end […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 9 and 10

Bartosak Ikiri MayorsManor AHL Kings

Earlier this week, we kicked off our multi-part series looking at the updated LA Kings Top 10 Prospects list. Already served up were five honorable mentions – including a bevy of defenseman, like Erik Cernak, the team’s top pick at the 2015 NHL Draft. Now, we’ll offer some insight into the players who secured spots […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

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Call your friends. Call your neighbors. Alert all hockey fans. The wait is over. Yes, it’s finally time for our highly anticipated look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings.
For anyone unfamiliar with this list, over the past five seasons this content has become a vital source of player information, as nobody outside the […]

San Diego Gulls Beat The Bakersfield Condors 6-5 In A Shootout

In a night celebrating hockey legend and the NHL’s first black hockey player, Willie O’Ree, the San Diego Gulls did not disappoint fans when the team faced off against the Bakersfield Condors in what would be a high-scoring matchup ultimately decided by a shootout and brought the team to a 2 – 0 record on […]

Reign Earn Opening Night Shutout – Notes and Bissonnette Interview

Reign 2015-16 Opening Night v Bako AHL

Saturday night in Bakersfield, years of planning finally came to fruition – the AHL was playing regular season games in California. The Kings top minor league affiliate, now the Ontario Reign, was set to begin defense of their 2014-15 Calder Cup Championship. Using a roster largely comprised of the same group who played in Manchester […]

AHL: Gulls Finally Ready to Take Flight in San Diego

Gulls San Diego AHL

After two wins in their pre-season debut, the Anaheim Ducks new AHL team has arrived home in San Diego to prepare for Saturday night’s season opener, which will kick off their inaugural season.
In advance of the game, several players and coaches were made available to the media this week. Asked about finally making […]

Ontario Reign Open Preseason In A Shootout Loss

Reign AHL home jersey

The Ontario Reign lost in a shootout on Friday night in their first preseason game at their new Southern California home, Citizens Business Bank Arena. San Diego Gulls forward Ondrej Kase beat Reign goaltender Michael Houser on the backhand in the first round of the shootout, while Gulls goaltender Matt Hackett stopped all three Reign […]