Gasper Kopitar drawing rave reviews with ECHL’s Ontario Reign

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While Team Slovenia and older brother Anze continue to gather big headlines over at the Sochi Olympics, Gasper Kopitar is grinding his way through the ECHL. Once thought to be a likely member of the squad his native country would send to Russia, the younger Kopitar took a few months off earlier this year, preventing […]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 1 loss, look to Game 2 with Reign

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For the Kings’ ECHL affiliate in Ontario, they’re hoping the third time continues to be the charm. After winning their division twice before and then being booted from the playoffs in the first round, the Reign wanted this year to be different. And so far, it had been.
They swept the Utah Grizzlies in four straight […]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 2 playoff victory with Ontario Reign

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[all photos captured by David Sheehan for MayorsManor]
In Game 1 of their first round playoff series, Ontario used the momentum of three goals in the opening six minutes of play to jumpstart an eventual 5-2 victory.  Then, in Game 2 on Wednesday night it was a bit of deja vu for the Reign, only it took a little while longer.  […]

Ontario Reign no longer playing with house money in post-season

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In their first five ECHL seasons the Ontario Reign have found success in many areas – including leading the league in attendance several times. So, who says Southern California isn’t a hockey market?
They’ve also won the regular season Pacific Division title three of the last five years, only to experience first round exits from the […]

Berube set to make first start in Ontario since early February

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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 […]

Photos and recap – Ontario Reign post 8 goals on SF Bulls

The following report was filed for MayorsManor by Scott Coffman…
A fast start followed by a continual onslaught of offense propelled the Ontario Reign to their sixth straight win Wednesday night, an 8-1 drubbing of the expansion San Francisco Bulls.
Right wing Dan DaSilva opened the scoring just 6:26 into the first period, giving the Reign an […]

Photo Gallery: Ontario Reign def Bakersfield Condors 5-2

If you know anything about the Ontario Reign, you’re probably familiar with the raucous battle they had with the Bakersfield Condors last January. Their fight filled game – including the two goalies going at it – made national headlines.
Sunday’s match-up in Ontario was the first time the two teams had met on the ice since that infamous […]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Justin Kemp, Ontario Reign President

Hockey in Southern California sure has come along way in the past 25 years. The area has gone from having one NHL franchise to two clubs – both of which have won the Stanley Cup – plus, a thriving minor league team.
The Ontario Reign, the LA Kings’ ECHL affiliate, are set to kick off their […]

Ontario Reign head coach selected as All-ECHL 2nd Team Coach

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ONTARIO, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, is proud to announce that head coach, Jason Christie, has been selected by ECHL organization representatives and members of the media as the All-ECHL second-team coach.
In his first year with the Ontario Reign, Christie has turned the team around bringing them […]