Mark Hardy links Doughty and a Kings prospect, plus talks future plans

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Monday afternoon at Moorpark Country Club, about an hour northwest of Staples Center, former Kings Jim Fox and Dave Taylor held their 25th annual charity golf tournament. Even though the two public faces of the event have long since been retired, both are still as popular as ever judging by the excited group of fans […]

Kings preparing for return of Bud Holloway?

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Wise people often remind others to never say never. And if the case of Bud Holloway plays out as expected over the next few days, it may provide case-in-point #489.
For those unfamiliar, here’s the crib note version of the story:
– June 2006, just a few months after Dean Lombardi was hired as Kings GM, the […]

Reign win Game 3 in Idaho, take 2-1 series lead

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The Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the LA Kings, continue to push ahead in the playoffs.
A pair of third period goals propelled the Reign to a 2-1 win over the Idaho Steelheads on Wednesday night, giving them a 2-1 lead in their second round playoff series.
Facing a 1-0 deficit heading into the third period for the third straight road playoff […]

Mark Hardy and a pair of Kings prospects continue to push for more

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When Mark Hardy joined the Ontario Reign as an assistant coach in September 2011, it was a classic case of nobody knowing exactly what to expect – including Hardy himself.
A veteran of 900 NHL games on defense for the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, and another 10 years behind the bench as an […]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 1 loss, look to Game 2 with Reign

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For the Kings’ ECHL affiliate in Ontario, they’re hoping the third time continues to be the charm. After winning their division twice before and then being booted from the playoffs in the first round, the Reign wanted this year to be different. And so far, it had been.
They swept the Utah Grizzlies in four straight […]

Reign enter uncharted waters against Steelheads in Round 2

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Last year, the Ontario Reign skated onto the ice at Citizens Business Bank Arena for a win-or-go-home Game 5 against the Idaho Steelheads in the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
Idaho, who had 20 fewer points in the regular season, came out and handled the Reign from beginning to end, putting a sour note at the […]

Kings prospects come up big, Ontario Reign lead playoff series 3-0

Defenseman Nick Ebert, taken with the very last pick at the 2012 NHL Draft, has been anything but irrelevant since joining the Ontario Reign less than two weeks ago. He now has points in six straight games, including goals in two of the team’s three playoff games played thus far. However, nothing may be more […]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 2 playoff victory with Ontario Reign

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[all photos captured by David Sheehan for MayorsManor]
In Game 1 of their first round playoff series, Ontario used the momentum of three goals in the opening six minutes of play to jumpstart an eventual 5-2 victory.  Then, in Game 2 on Wednesday night it was a bit of deja vu for the Reign, only it took a little while longer.  […]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 1 playoff victory with Ontario Reign

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Three goals in the opening six minutes of play helped power the Ontario Reign to a 5-2 victory in their opening round playoff series on Tuesday night. A pair of Kings’ prospects played key roles in the win as well, with JF Berube tending goal and defenseman Nick Ebert scoring the third goal – which […]

Ontario Reign no longer playing with house money in post-season

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In their first five ECHL seasons the Ontario Reign have found success in many areas – including leading the league in attendance several times. So, who says Southern California isn’t a hockey market?
They’ve also won the regular season Pacific Division title three of the last five years, only to experience first round exits from the […]