Berube set to make first start in Ontario since early February

Life in the minor leagues is rarely linear. Instead, it’s usually filled with frequent twists and turns. So, very little can surprise Kings’ goaltending prospect JF Berube these days.
With his hip surgery from the summer of 2011 well behind him, coupled with a strong second half to last season, the 21-year old netminder entered this year with renewed enthusiasm and [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Ken Cail, voice of the Monarchs

As he prepares to call his 1,000th consecutive Monarchs game, Ken Cail joins us to look back at his time in Manchester. He’s been there since day one and called every radio broadcast in franchise history. But, as he’ll explain, he almost never made it past the first game.
Among the names mentioned in the many stories [...]

POLL: Mask off – Jonathan Bernier vs. JF Berube

Recently, we brought you stories about two new masks being put together for Kings’ goaltenders. First, we looked at the work in progress for propsect JF Berube, who was paying tribute to two LA hockey legends. Then, last week, we went behind the scenes with Jonathan Bernier to get exclusive details on his new mask design.
Now, with both [...]

PICS: JF Berube’s new mask pays tribute to LA Kings legends

Last week we brought you exclusive photos of a new goalie mask being worked up for Kings’ prospect JF Berube.
If you thought it looked great then, check out the finished product below.
Kudos, as always, to artist Sylvie Marsolais for her amazing work.
She sent over a note saying they originally started with a sketch using some [...]

AUDIO: Talking Bernier rumors and NHL rookies on TSN radio

If you missed my appearance on TSN radio in Canada last week, don’t worry – we have the audio. I joined Matthew Ross of Game Points to talk about Jonathan Bernier trade rumors, goaltending depth, the Kings road schedule this season, which Western Conference teams will be fighting for a playoff spot, 2013 NHL rookies and [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Preview pics of new LA Kings goalie mask for Berube

Over the last few years we’ve been extremely impressed with the work of artist Sylvie Marsolais. MayorsManor was first introduced to her amazing skills via a mask she designed and painted with a George St. Pierre theme for Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube (shown here).
Selected by Los Angeles at the 2009 NHL draft, Berube wrapped up his [...]

Quick cleared, Bernier rumors and the Kings goaltending depth

Just minutes after practicing with several of his teammates today Jonathan Quick uttered a few simple words that gave Kings fans and management an opportunity to exhale.
Their runaway MVP of last season shared that he’s been medically cleared to play.
As reported back in October when Quick was skating in separate sessions from his NHLPA brethren, the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner was never actually [...]

Berube leaves ECHL with win, gets called up to Manchester

Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube didn’t end 2012 as planned.
He had expected to be in Manchester the last few months, after spending his first pro season in the ECHL last year. However, GM Dean Lombardi and staff determined it would be better for Berube to play with the Ontario Reign again, rather than be a back-up to Martin Jones [...]

Ontario Reign midseason review and look ahead

Report filed by Scott Coffman for MayorsManor…
It’s been a successful start to the 2012-13 season for the Ontario Reign, especially considering they entered play as defending champions of the ECHL’s Pacific Division and have controlled the standings once again over the past few months.
The current campaign kicked off with their core roster returning from last year – Derek [...]

Reign doing their best to disprove San Fran as best sports city of 2012

Game report provided by the Reign…
DALY CITY, Calif. – The Ontario Reign (19-7-1-0), defending Pacific Division Champions and proud affiliate of the NHL’s 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, proved the world didn’t end in San Francisco Friday night defeating the San Francisco Bulls (11-17-1-2) for the fifth time this season before a crowd [...]