Itan Chavira makes the Reign.

It became official at 3 p.m. today: Itan Chavira, a 20-year-old from Upland who has been playing ice hockey full-time for two years, became an official member of the Ontario Reign after he signed his first professional contract this morning.

“It’s just a dream come true, playing in my hometown,” Chavira said.

More in tomorrow’s editions.

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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.