Reign Comeback In Third Period, Win In Overtime 3-2

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The first two periods of Friday night’s game were forgettable for the Ontario Reign. Yet, they made the final period and overtime count; walling away with a 3-2 win over the San Jose Barracuda after Nic Dowd ended things 28 seconds into overtime.
Dowd was able to help force a neutral zone turn over, and after […]

‘Kempe is good enough to play in the NHL right now’ – LA Kings Top Scout

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Loyal readers of MayorsManor are very familiar with Mark Yanetti. As Director of Amateur Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings, he has his finger on the pulse of the team’s prospects like few others. His job, in a nutshell, is to help the team find the prospects they draft (or sign via free agents if […]

Hoven on NHL Radio: Kopitar Contract, Lucic Extension, Kings Prospects

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio from earlier today, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of Kings related topics, most notably: details surrounding Anze Kopitar’s new contract, the impact it may have on Dustin Brown’s future in Los Angeles, a […]

Ontario Checked by Charlotte, Drop Second Straight

The Ontario Reign are not quite the same squad they were a month ago when they beat the Charlotte twice.  In the rematch in Ontario, the Reign dropped a close game 4-2. Michael Mersch has been with the big club for quite a while now and with Adrian Kempe tearing it up for Sweden at […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

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We’re finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team’s future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable Mentions, followed by nine additional players who rounded out the top 10, the big moment is upon us.
Of […]

MacDermid Scores First AHL Goal, Reign Win 2-1 Over San Jose

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Kurtis MacDermid saw his opening.  There was a screen in front from defenseman Vincent LoVerde and he had an open lane to shoot.  MacDermid took his chance from the point and his shot hit San Jose Barracuda goaltender Aaron Dell and still found it’s way past him for his first career AHL goal.
“I saw [Loverde] […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Adrian Kempe Talks Zykov, SoCal, and Speed

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Following Friday night’s Ontario Reign home opener, Kings top prospect Adrian Kempe spoke one-on-one with MayorsManor about a variety of topics – including moving to SoCal, one of his new AHL teammates, and how he’s still working to improve his own game. Take a look…
On his speed:
“That’s one of my biggest strengths and I try […]

Reign Earn Opening Night Shutout – Notes and Bissonnette Interview

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Saturday night in Bakersfield, years of planning finally came to fruition – the AHL was playing regular season games in California. The Kings top minor league affiliate, now the Ontario Reign, was set to begin defense of their 2014-15 Calder Cup Championship. Using a roster largely comprised of the same group who played in Manchester […]