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.
Darren McMillan and Dan Knapp are expected at that first meeting tomorrow night. McMillan (career stats) is a 6-foot, 216-pound defensemen coming off a year in Germany and two years in the CHL. Knapp (career stats) is 6-0, 190 and just finished a four-year career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Word is that a couple of last weekend’s Open Tryout contenders have also been invited to camp, but no names yet …
The team’s first practice is going to be this Friday at 10 a.m. at Center Ice Arena in Ontario, and open to the public.