AHL: Brodzinski Nets Game-Winner, Reign Take Game 1

Last June, the Manchester Monarchs reigned supreme, proving that they were the best team in the league on their way to being named the kings of the AHL. On Friday, their defense of said title began, albeit under a different name. The Ontario Reign traveled north to battle division rivals, the San Jose Barracuda, in Game […]

Stothers Dissects First Round Match-up Ahead Of Game 1

In their first year as an AHL team, the Ontario Reign have found plenty of success. Having left Manchester as Calder Cup champions, the Reign followed up their championship season by winning the inaugural Pacific Division crown. On top of that, the team placed fourth in league wide attendance, seeing nearly 3,000 more fans per […]

Reign Roll in Midweek Matchup with Manitoba

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

What You Need to Know About Michael Mersch’s Game

MayorsManor has confirmed: #LAKings have called up @mikemersch25 (Mike Mersch) from @ontarioreign. Had 12 goals in 19 AHL games this season.
— The Mayor John Hoven (@mayorNHL) December 9, 2015
Dating back to last season, Michael Mersch has scored 36 goals in his last 52 games.
With a dizzying array of feints and jukes, the newest King always […]

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

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 […]

Reign Get Physical and Budaj Shuts the Door on the Heat

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 […]

Gravel Treats Reign Fans to OT, Team Tricked in Overtime

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 […]