Two defensemen on their way to Reign camp.

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.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.