Kempe Scores, But Gulls Hand Reign First Regulation Loss at Home

Stothers Mike AHL Manchester Monarchs

After dropping a close contest in San Diego Friday night, the Ontario Reign fell again to the Anaheim Ducks farm club on Saturday night, this time 3-1.
Adrian Kempe, one of the Kings top prospects at forward, netted his seventh marker of the season in the third period, but it wasn’t enough to spark a […]

Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 6, 7, and 8

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Continuing with our early season countdown, it’s time to look at the next batch of players on our LA Kings Top 10 Prospects list. As a quick reminder, these bi-annual rankings provide some of the most popular content we produce each year, in large part due to the amount of effort that goes into gathering […]

Mersch, Dowd Record Multi-Point Nights as Reign Outshine Stars

Samuels-Thomas celebrates a goal in Texas 11/21/15

CEDAR PARK, Texas — The Ontario Reign went to head-to-head with the AHL’s highest scoring team and prevailed in a 7-6 victory against the Texas Stars.
Five different players registered multipoint nights, including Jordan Samuels-Thomas who scored the game-winner with 3:33 remaining after Texas had battled back to tie the game at 6-6.
“I don’t think either […]

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

Reign AHL home jersey

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] […]

Reign Get Physical and Budaj Shuts the Door on the Heat

Ontario Reign AHL logo

Perhaps there is no other way to describe it; it was simply a strange and uncharacteristic game for the Ontario Reign. Playing on home ice, the Stockton Heat came out with all they had and forced the Reign to play a physical battle right from the get-go, although the results were rather futile in the […]

Kings prospect Nic Dowd on Mersch, Zykov, and the Ontario Reign

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LA Kings prospect Nic Dowd, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the Alabama native and former college hockey player talked about assuming one of the key roles at center for the Ontario Reign this season, how to […]

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

Ontario Reign AHL

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 […]

Gravel Treats Reign Fans to OT, Team Tricked in Overtime

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Despite dominating the shot count, time of possession and pace of the game, for the second night in a row the Ontario Reign could not secure a win. It was deja vu in overtime, as San Antonio captain Ben Street netted the game winning goal, just as he had done on Friday. Even so, Ontario […]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel on Forbort, Cernak, and Reign Offense

Gravel AHL Ontario Reign - October 2015

LA Kings prospect Kevin Gravel, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the 6-foot-5 defenseman talked about taking on a bigger offensive role, fellow blueliner Derek Forbort, and another prospect who has certainly spent some time in the […]

Rob Blake Interview Part 2 – on Zykov, Dowd, and Bissonnette

Rob Blake LA Kings

Continued from Part 1
On having veterans like Paul Bissonnette and Ray Emery on the Reign team:
“They won last year with those guys helping out.  You know the young guys coming out of college, coming out of junior they need help understanding that.  When you can have guys that have played in the pro and I […]