Reign Coach in a Better Mood After Team Ties Series 1-1

Roach Alex Reign

You just never know what you’re going to get with minor league hockey. Sure, the game is basically the same. However, there can be just enough differences to make things exciting and confusing, often all at the same time. For example, on Friday night, Ontario Reign P.A. announcer Dave Joseph commented post-game that he couldn’t […]

AHL: Patrik Bartosak’s Guide To Being A Better Driver

Bartosak by Rich Tilton

If you have followed Kings prospect Patrik Bartosak on Twitter for any amount of time, you have probably already realized that the Czech native is not a big fan of other drivers (note: If you have a Twitter account, Bartosak is a must follow). After signing an entry level contract with Los Angeles near the […]

Blake on Kings Top Defensive Prospects and What’s Next

Lombardi Blake Kings MayorsManor

Building on our article yesterday with Manchester coach Mike Stothers, we went a little higher up the chain of command and connected with Rob Blake regarding Derek Forbort being called up. During our discussion with the Kings Assistant GM, he also worked in two other players recently named to the team’s Top 10 Prospects list. Additionally, […]

Robitaille on AHL Reign, Kings, preseason, and more

Ontario Reign AHL presser

Representatives from the LA Kings descended upon Ontario late Wednesday afternoon to unveil the new jersey to be worn by the team’s AHL affiliate when they begin playing in Southern California this coming October. After the press conference, we had a chance to catch up with Luc Robitaille, President of Hockey Operations, who shared the […]

Ontario Reign 2015-16 AHL Jersey Preview

AHL

We continue to chase down every detail related to the AHL’s West Coast invasion, and we’re back with more information. In the spirit of full disclosure – even though our artist, Justin Cox, accurately provided comps for both of the Kings’ outdoor game jerseys (here and here) – getting intel on the new Ontario Reign […]

Robitaille on Management Changes in Ontario

LA Kings MayorsManor

This truly has been a monumental week for hockey news in Southern California. Along with the long-awaited word of the Ontario Reign becoming an AHL franchise next season, many questions have emerged. In the first of our two-part interview with Luc Robitaille, President of Business Operations for the Los Angeles Kings, he will discuss the […]

UPDATED: AHL West Official Announcement Set for Thursday

Ontario Reign IE jersey 2011 by Lee Calkins

At Sunday’s AHL Board of Governors meeting in upstate New York, a vote was taken to finalize the plan to create an AHL West division (a concept first reported on by MayorsManor last spring). All parties were bound to silence regarding the closed door discussion by league president Dave Andrews. However, we have learned that relocation […]

Kings Appear Closer to Putting ECHL Team in Manchester

Yellow Horn Ontario Reign v Bulls

Expect the AHL West stories to ramp up in the coming days. While our sources indicate a formal announcement is not likely before next week, both the ECHL and AHL have Board of Governors meetings during their respective All Star Game festivities this week. How the plan impacts both leagues will be discussed, thus small […]

Five Things You May Not Know: Jets at Kings Edition

Jets Kings Regehr

For the second (and final) time this season, the Winnipeg Jets arrive in Los Angeles without a healthy Evander Kane. In their initial meeting back in October, the Kings rolled to a 4-1 victory on the strength of Martin Jones in goal and at a time when the Pearson-Carter-Toffoli line was running roughshod over the competition.
Most […]

Gasper Kopitar drawing rave reviews with ECHL’s Ontario Reign

Kopitar

While Team Slovenia and older brother Anze continue to gather big headlines over at the Sochi Olympics, Gasper Kopitar is grinding his way through the ECHL. Once thought to be a likely member of the squad his native country would send to Russia, the younger Kopitar took a few months off earlier this year, preventing […]