Mersch, Dowd Record Multi-Point Nights as Reign Outshine Stars

Samuels-Thomas celebrates a goal in Texas 11/21/15

CEDAR PARK, Texas — The Ontario Reign went to head-to-head with the AHL’s highest scoring team and prevailed in a 7-6 victory against the Texas Stars.
Five different players registered multipoint nights, including Jordan Samuels-Thomas who scored the game-winner with 3:33 remaining after Texas had battled back to tie the game at 6-6.
“I don’t think either […]

Ducks Prospect Nick Ritchie Leads the Way, But Gulls Fall to Barracuda 4-3

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The San Diego dropped the first of a two-game series to the visiting San Jose Barracuda in a shootout loss, after earlier giving up the lead twice throughout a game wrought with penalties.
Anaheim Ducks prospect Nick Ritchie opened the scoring early, putting the Gulls up 1-0 just 1:48 into the first period, his ninth of […]

Reign Get Physical and Budaj Shuts the Door on the Heat

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Perhaps there is no other way to describe it; it was simply a strange and uncharacteristic game for the Ontario Reign. Playing on home ice, the Stockton Heat came out with all they had and forced the Reign to play a physical battle right from the get-go, although the results were rather futile in the […]

Video and Notes from Adrian Kempe’s First AHL Hat Trick

Ontario Reign AHL

From the outset of the contest, it was clear one team was on a mission. This game was the first of twelve regular season meetings between the host Ontario Reign and the visiting San Diego Gulls, with the former determined to dictate the tone of this new relationship. In a similar fashion to the contest […]

Gravel Treats Reign Fans to OT, Team Tricked in Overtime

Mersch AHL Reign MayorsManor 2015-10-31 by Ikiri

Despite dominating the shot count, time of possession and pace of the game, for the second night in a row the Ontario Reign could not secure a win. It was deja vu in overtime, as San Antonio captain Ben Street netted the game winning goal, just as he had done on Friday. Even so, Ontario […]

John Gibson Injured in SD Gulls Win Over Stockton Heat

Gulls San Diego AHL

Plagued by penalties throughout the game, the San Diego Gulls managed to pull off a shootout win against the Stockton Heat.
Through a scoreless first period, the Gulls penalty kill unit was put to the test as the team struggled to stay out of the box, and managed to answer the call holding the Heat scoreless […]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel on Forbort, Cernak, and Reign Offense

Gravel AHL Ontario Reign - October 2015

LA Kings prospect Kevin Gravel, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the 6-foot-5 defenseman talked about taking on a bigger offensive role, fellow blueliner Derek Forbort, and another prospect who has certainly spent some time in the […]

Video and Notes: Kempe, Mersch Score as Reign Roll Through Barracuda 3-0

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Andrew Crescenzi tapped home a loose puck just 67 seconds into the game and the Ontario Reign never looked back in defeating the San Jose Barracuda 3-0 on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena improving to 5-0.  Adrian Kempe got his first of the season on a pretty pass from Sean Backman on […]

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

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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 […]