Amadio, Luff and Stothers React After Reign Beat Texas Stars

For the only time this season, ‘Big Mike’ Mersch and the Texas Stars were in town Thursday night for an AHL matchup with the Reign. This was Mersch’s first trip back to Ontario since signing a two-way deal with the Dallas Stars organization during the summer.
For the hometown team, they were looking to turn their […]

Texas Takes it To and From Ontario: Reign Season Ends in Home Shutout

Reign players, coaches and fans had four simple words on their minds all day long Tuesday:
Win or stay home.
Since visiting the western conference final in 2016, Mike Stothers’ Reign squad had earned a playoff birth twice, but failed to win a playoff series. They looked to reverse that, stave off elimination at The Vault (CBBA) […]

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Wild Cards and Closing Windows

In Part I of this series we did a deep dive on three players labeled as having bright futures – Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Mikey Eyssimont, and Cole Hults. As we move into Part II of our look at the LA Kings top prospects, we turn our attention to the final set of Honorable Mentions.
If you’re […]

AHL: Reign Rally Not Enough To Quiet Condors, Lose Fifth Straight

Ontario and Bakersfield were right back at it Saturday night as the Reign played host for the second half of the weekend series. Cal Petersen would relieve Jack Campbell of his duties for the night as he attempted to backstop the Reign to their first points of the season. The Reign powerplay came up empty […]

AHL: Reign Shutout by Condors in Ontario’s 10th Home Opener

Ontario Reign Shutout by Bakersfield Condors in their 10th season of professional hockey in the Inland Empire.
After seven years in the East Coast Hockey League, the Reign opened their third AHL campaign — marking their 10th season of professional hockey in Ontario — against a familiar for in the Bakersfield Condors. Both teams were part […]

July 2017: Update on LA Kings Salary Cap Situation and Roster Projection

Fresh on the heels of forward Nick Shore and the Kings agreeing to new one year contract, with an average annual value (AAV) of $925,000, we have updated our look at the team’s current salary cap situation.
2017-18 LA Kings Projected Opening Night Roster (with important notes at the end of the article)
 

Cammalleri
Kopitar
Brown

1,000,000
10,000,000
5,875,000

 
 
 

Pearson
Carter
Toffoli

3,750,000
5,272,727
4,550,000

 
 
 

Kempe
Dowd
Brodzinski

894,167
650,000
950,000

 
 
 

Clifford
Shore
Lewis

1,600,000
925,000
2,000,000

 
 
 

Nolan
Andreoff
 

950,000
677,500
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Muzzin
Doughty
 

4,000,000
7,000,000
 

 
 
 

Martinez
LaDue
 

4,000,000
1,500,000
 

 
 
 

Forbort
Gravel
 

650,000
950,000
 

 
 
 

Folin
 
 

850,000
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quick
Kuemper
 

5,800,000
650,000
 

 
The above 23-man roster […]

LA Kings 2017-18 Salary Cap Crunch: Summer Work Underway

And so it begins; the LA Kings summer re-tool is officially in full swing. Sure, there are still several key decisions to be made by General Manager Rob Blake – i.e. who will join head coach John Stevens behind the bench, which players will get protected in the Expansion Draft (more on that below), etc. […]

AHL: Ontario Falls In Tussle With Tucson

The Tucson Roadrunners were in town to face the Ontario Reign. The teams are schedule to become quite acquainted with each other, facing each other three times in the span of eight days. Ontario boasted a 4-3-2 record against their new(ish) division rivals coming into the game. Tucson would improve their record on Saturday by […]

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Players No. 6-10

Now that readers have had a few days to digest this week’s Honorable Mentions article, it’s time to continue our multi-part series looking at the 2017 LA Kings Top 10 Prospects list. And we’ll begin the countdown with some reports on players rounding out the bottom-half of the list, guys coming it No. 6-10.
As […]

AHL: Reign Score Season-High In Saturday Night Showdown

 
San Jose’s net overflowed as the Ontario Reign beat the Barracuda 7-2 at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena. Ontario is nearing the end of a seven games in twelve days stretch, but showed a lot of jump to start the game Saturday night.
The Reign arrived with a flash and drew a couple penalties early in the contest, […]