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

Berube Kings mask 2013

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

Reign Steelheads ECHL

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

Ebert Nick - Ontario Reign

[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

Berube Reign 2013 MayorsManor

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

Nick Ebert Ontario Reign MayorsManor

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 [...]

Photo Gallery – Kings prospects, Ontario Reign season finale

On Saturday night the Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the LA Kings, wrapped up their 2012-13 regular season. We’ve already published post-game thoughts from Kings prospects JF Berube and Nick Ebert (as well as comments from coach Jason Christie about their performances) here.
Now, take a look at some photos captured for MayorsManor by photog David Sheehan…

Ontario, [...]

Coach’s comments on Kings prospects in Reign regular season finale

Reign season finale 2013

The Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the LA Kings, wrapped up their fifth regular season on Saturday night, but things aren’t completely over just yet. Following a successful defense of their Pacific Division Championship, they’ll kick off post-season play on Tuesday night vs. the Utah Grizzlies.
To conclude the season they played a two-game series with [...]

Berube set to make first start in Ontario since early February

Berube Ontario Reign ECHL MayorsManor

Life in the minor leagues is rarely linear. Instead, it’s usually filled with frequent twists and turns. So, very little can surprise Kings’ goaltending prospect JF Berube these days.
With his hip surgery from the summer of 2011 well behind him, coupled with a strong second half to last season, the 21-year old netminder entered this year with renewed enthusiasm and [...]

Clune brothers heading to Staples Center for Kings v Preds

Clune Matt ECHL

Even though it’s early into 2013, there have already been a few things to celebrate in the Clune family.
First, older brother Rich was claimed by the Nashville Predators and has been living out his dream of returning to the NHL. Even better, on February 5th he scored his first goal, coming in a game against [...]