AHL: Zykov Scores, Reign Dropped By Heat In Overtime

While there are often several factors that go into a team winning a hockey game, two tend to make-or-break a team’s chance at winning. Goaltending and special teams battles can change the outcome of any given game. On Wednesday in Stockton, both played their part in defeat, as the hometown Heat beat the Ontario Reign in […]

AHL: Reign Drop Barracuda 2-1 In MacDermid’s Return

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In the AHL, rosters change almost daily. Lineups vary from night-to-night, as players are lost to injuries or call-ups, while others are brought in to fill the gaps. On Saturday, the Ontario Reign saw a rather big return to their lineup, as six-foot-five defenseman Kurtis MacDermid returned from a 12 game suspension for a hit […]

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 […]

Reign Roll in Midweek Matchup with Manitoba

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American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews was on hand in Ontario to witness the Reign 4-1 drubbing of the visiting Manitoba Moose. He shared some thoughts with MM prior to the game, they can be seen here.
As for the contest on the ice, there wasn’t much of one. A 1-0 first period lead […]

AHL President Evaluates West Coast Moves and Future Possibilities

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Two years ago, MayorsManor first broke news of the Kings’ plans to move their AHL affiliate to Southern California. In the months following, we continued to cover the story, with several other teams joining the AHL’s West Coast invasion. Now, midway through the first season of actual games being played in California, league President and […]

Biz Nasty 3.0: Paul Bissonnette’s New, Slightly Lower Profile

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September 23, 2010 – Paul Bissonnette still remembers the preseason game. If you got jumped by Kyle Clifford, you would too. “He did what he had to do,” says the 30 year-old-forward, with a restrained snarl. He wanted to square off. Clifford, a rookie who wore number 64 at that time, wanted to get in […]

Third Period Comeback Propels Reign To A 2-1 Win Over Texas

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Andrew Crescenzi is not usually on the power play, but he got a chance Sunday afternoon in Ontario in the final minute of the game and it paid off. Crescenzi drove hard to the net and knocked in his own rebound to lead the Reign to a comeback win 2-1 over the Texas Stars. Crescenzi took […]

Ontario Reign Post Game Quotes 1/5/16: Coach Mike Stothers

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The Ontario Reign snapped their losing streak in a dramatic overtime win 3-2 over the Texas Stars on Tuesday night.  After the game, Reign Head Coach Mike Stothers met with the media.
On Justin Auger’s play and confidence:
“Oh, it’s great for Auger.  It was great for all of us, you know I mean that was a […]

Ontario Reign Post Game Quotes 1/5/16: Dowd, Auger, Gravel

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After the Ontario Reign’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Texas Stars, Reign players Nic Dowd, Justin Auger, and Kevin Gravel met with the media to give their thoughts on the game.
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On the plan against transition game of Texas: “I think it’s important as a preventative measure you’ve got to get pucks in deep when […]

Postgame Quotes: Ontario Struggles to Score and is Swept by Charlotte

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Following a 2-0 loss on Sunday to the visiting Charlotte Checkers, who completed a two game weekend sweep of the Reign, Ontario has now dropped three straight games for the first time this season. It was also their second time being shutout this year. Power play struggles aside, this team has mustered up just eight […]