Ontario Reign Open Preseason In A Shootout Loss

The Ontario Reign lost in a shootout on Friday night in their first preseason game at their new Southern California home, Citizens Business Bank Arena. San Diego Gulls forward Ondrej Kase beat Reign goaltender Michael Houser on the backhand in the first round of the shootout, while Gulls goaltender Matt Hackett stopped all three Reign […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Arizona at LA, 2015 Prospects Game 2

After dropping Game 1 of the 2015 Prospect Series vs. the Arizona Coyotes, things didn’t get much better in Game 2. With only a lone marker late, the Kings fell 5-1. MayorsManor photographer Chasen Ikiri was on hand and captured the following images – including pictures of Justn Auger, Alec Dillon, Nick Ebert, Alex Lintuniemi, […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Coyotes at Kings, 2015 Prospects Game 1

As in past years, MayorsManor photographer Chasen Ikiri was on hand for this week’s two-game prospect series between the Kings and Coyotes – including images of Justn Auger, Patrik Bartosak, Adrian Kempe, Zac Leslie, Valentin Zykov, and many others. Take a look…

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Zykov Taking Leadership Role at Kings Development Camp

Currently ranked as one of the Kings’ top-3 prospects, forward Valentin Zykov has had a tumultuous nine months – from being injured, to missing the World Junior Championships, to being traded, to wrapping up his junior hockey career, and then to even spending a few weeks in Manchester training. The express train won’t be stopping […]

Catching Up With Kings Top Prospect Valentin Zykov

After three years in the QMJHL, Valentin Zykov’s junior career has likely come to an end. His team was recently eliminated from the playoffs, meaning he was free to be assigned to an LA Kings affiliate. Though he officially has not joined the Manchester Monarchs, the Russian forward is in Manchester and has been practicing […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker: One Debuts, Others Roll in Playoffs

It was quite the week among the land of the LA Kings prospects. Their 2014 first round draft pick, Adrian Kempe, made his North American debut, and a few junior-level prospects are now on a collision course in the OHL playoffs. Check out all the details…
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in […]

Rob Blake Clear on Monarchs’ Playoff Mission

From the moment we first started posting stories about the Kings’ plans to move their top minor league affiliate from Manchester to the West Coast, Monarchs fans were – understandably – disappointed. However, it certainly can’t be argued the team is going away quietly.
After recently wrapping up the best record in the AHL, and […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker: Several Advance in Playoffs, MacDermid Suspended

Post-season action in the Ontario Hockey League continues to roll right along with a few of the Kings prospects eliminated, but many still alive as action gets underway in the second round. For those unfamiliar with the junior hockey playoffs, there will be a winner crowned champion in the OHL (similar to the NHL). Then, […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Several Eliminated From Playoffs

This is a big week coming up for several of the Kings’ prospects playing junior hockey, as quite a few could begin play in the second round of the OHL and QMJHL playoffs. Additionally, this coming Saturday could be a memorable one for a second-year defenseman at the University of North Dakota, provided his team […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Early Playoff Results

As noted last week, the regular season has ended for all three of the major Canadian junior leagues. Along with some notes from the USHL and the NCAA hockey regionals, here is a look at how every Kings prospect fared in their team’s opening games of the OHL and QMJHL playoffs:
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay […]