The World Junior Championship kicks off today in Alberta, Canada. For those unfamiliar, it’s the top tournament on the planet featuring under-20 year old hockey players. Last year, Russia came back from a several goal deficit in the third period to top Canada for the gold medal. And Team USA defeated Sweden [...]
Later this week we’ll have a full prospect report posted, including a look at what’s going on out east with the Manchester Monarchs.
For now, here’s the big news of the day…
Team Finland and the USA have submitted their preliminary rosters for the upcoming World Junior Championships (Canada’s was released last week).
When training camp began back in early September, we ranked the top ten prospects in the Los Angeles Kings organization…and it’s that list that we’re using today as the template for the first Prospect Report of the new season.
– Goalie Martin Jones: While many expect him to battle Jeff Zatkoff for playing time in Manchester (AHL) [...]
Schumacher in rookie game (photo: CIKIRI)
Just before game time last night, the Kings released the names of 11 players who had been cut from their list of 60+ players in camp.
Eight of them were camp invitees and the other three were former LA draft picks – Christopher Gibson, Michael Schumacher and Jordan Weal.
Interestingly, the latter group will [...]
This poll is going to be a quick one, as voting will end at 1:30 pm PST today.
If you were at the Rookie Game last night versus Phoenix or watched the game online (right here on MayorsManor!)…who were you most impressed with?
Stats don’t always tell the full story of a player’s contribution on the ice. [...]
Goalie Chirstopher Gibson (photo by: Cikiri)
Rookie game tournament or not, the Kings brass can’t be pleased with what they saw on Wednesday night – especially in the third period.
Leading 6-3 after 40 minutes, the Kings came from ahead to lose the game 8-7 after a disastrous final period – where goalie Christopher Gibson gave up [...]
Given Dean Lombardi’s mandate to ‘build from the net out’ when he took over as GM of the Los Angeles Kings five years ago, perhaps we’re doing this in reverse order.
Earlier today we posted key news and notes on the 13 forwards and eight defensemen who will attend tomorrow’s Rookie Camp.
Let’s now head to the [...]
The Los Angeles Kings have announced the official roster and schedule for this year’s Rookie Camp, which is set to begin on Saturday at their training facility in El Segundo, CA.
Camp itself will consist of four-days of on-ice activities and then culminate in the fourth annual Rookie Tournament vs. the Phoenix Coyotes.
Sat, September 10: [...]
Vey shoots on Gibson at camp (photo: C. Ikiri)
When the Los Angeles Kings used their first selection at the recent NHL Draft to take a goaltender – well, it caught some people off guard.
Sure, everybody’s heard the mantra ‘take the best player available.’
However, the team will most likely have five goaltenders under the age of 26 playing [...]
Throughout the day today at Kings Development Camp I tweeted various notes from the scrimmage and quotes from several players.
For those who like a little more detail, below is a semi-thorough recap. Special thanks and a major stick tap to Scott Coffman of The Fourth Period for the assist here:
First Period Highlights
Team Black started [...]