It’s a big week for the Ontario Reign, which are about to exist as an actual hockey team and not just some office space and a logo (which, by the way, just lost in The Hockey News’ logo contest). The ECHL will allow teams to begin meeting and practicing Wednesday night at 6 p.m., and two defensemen were just added to the list of names in Reign camp.
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Once again, the Ontario Reign have made it to the next round of The Hockey News’ online logo contest. Once again they’re the early underdog.
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The Reign may have landed their best offensive threat: Preston Callander comes to the Reign from the Florida Everblades, for whom he scored 57 points in 47 games last season. According to his stats on hockeydb.com, Callander has been playing in Finland already this season. No word yet on how this affects his prospects to be in Ontario come October.
Callander was acquired in exchange for the rights to Michael Grenzy, a former Texas Wildcatter (the franchise that sorta folded and became the Reign).
Update @6 p.m.: It’s a rights-for-rights trade and Callander might not report. He’s in Finland on a tryout.
The Ontario Reign’s logo march has continued into the second round of the Hockey News’ online contest. This week’s opponent: The Florida Everblades.
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Ryan Bowness, son of former NHL player/coach Rick Bowness, has been added to the inaugural Ontario Reign roster. The 25-year-old right wing is coming off a four-year career at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in which he had 13 goals and 28 points in 108 career games. Bowness also has 112 penalty minutes in those games.
Rick Bowness is currently an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks.
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Sources tell me the Ontario Reign have added a marquee name — the son of a former NHL player — to their inaugural roster. An official announcement is expected soon.
Say it ain’t so: The former Orange Show Speedway standout admits taking testosterone – before it was banned.
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Today the Ontario Reign announced a partial slate of Saturday giveaway promotions for its inaugural season. I’ve taken the time to rank all 15 promotions, cynicism aside, remembering that this (more than adept forechecking) is what makes sports fun for the younger set.
Continue reading “Promotions (…including Tiger Woodschuck!)” »
Six days remain in the Hockey News’ logo contest (vote here), which this week has pitted the Ontario Reign vs. the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.
Continue reading “Ontario vs. Minneapolis, take your pick.” »