Clune brothers heading to Staples Center for Kings v Preds

Clune Matt ECHL

Even though it’s early into 2013, there have already been a few things to celebrate in the Clune family.
First, older brother Rich was claimed by the Nashville Predators and has been living out his dream of returning to the NHL. Even better, on February 5th he scored his first goal, coming in a game against […]

The Super Yooper returns to Ontario tonight

Kaunisto

Former Kings prospect Ray Kaunisto is back in Southern California tonight with the Colorado Eagles, and they’ll be taking on the Ontario Reign.  It’s not where he planned on playing this season, but things seem to be working out OK for the former college hockey forward.
Originally signed by Dean Lombardi as a free agent following his senior year at […]

Video highlights and notes – Kozun and Yellow Horn score for Monarchs

When teams talk about earning a ‘hard fought point’ they can now use Tuesday night’s Monarchs games as exhibit number one.
Manchester spotted their opponent leads of 3-0 and 4-1 before the offense started cranking things up. First to tally a goal for the Monarchs was Colton Yellow Horn – playing in just his second AHL game after dazzling […]

Dean Lombardi impressed with a pair of former ECHL players

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During every off-season of Dean Lombardi‘s tenure as General Manager in Los Angeles he’s been asked about possible free agents and trades that might be available to improve the Kings. Within his replies he was usually quick to point out that although he’d explore both those avenues, there was another far-more-important factor at play.
Lombardi repeatedly preached the […]

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

JF Berube goalie mask Kings MayorsManor

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 […]

Berube leaves ECHL with win, gets called up to Manchester

Berube goalie mask Kings MayorsManor

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 […]

Photo Gallery: Kyle Clifford vs Trevor Lewis

Following a format we used yesterday as a final goodbye to the CHL and the time Alec Martinez spent there with the Allen Americans, here’s a quick recap of Kyle Clifford and Trevor Lewis in the ECHL (for anybody who wasn’t paying much attention during the NHL lockout).  The story culminates with the two of them […]

Trevor Lewis is thinking of fighting Kyle Clifford tonight?

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It’s taken a week longer than expected, but it’s finally going to happen – a little Kings on Kings crime, courtesy of the ECHL.
Kyle Clifford and Trevor Lewis have been roommates, they’ve celebrated a Stanley Cup together and now – for the first time – they’ll face off against each other when the Utah Grizzlies […]

Ontario Reign midseason review and look ahead

Ontario Reign team photo 2012 MayorsManor

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 […]

Clifford and Reign ready to kick off 2013 with Indoor Winter Classic

Indoor Winter Classic trophy ECHL MayorsManor

Sure, hundreds of games may have already been cancelled due to the NHL lockout – including a big one that was scheduled today for Detroit, Michigan – but it hasn’t stopped the fun from happening in the ECHL.
Later this afternoon the Ontario Reign and Las Vegas Wranglers will square off in the first-ever Indoor Winter Classic. […]