Reign drop some size, add some skill.

The Reign announced the signing of their 12th forward for the upcoming season, former University of Vermont standout Peter Lenes.

Lenes is a relatively small 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds, but offers some of the skill and speed that Reign coach Karl Taylor believes was lacking at times last season.

“He’s a smaller player but his skill level is obviously at an elite level,” Taylor said.
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It’s baa-ack!

Mark your calendars and sharpen your blades: The Reign have announced the dates for their 2009 open free-agent tryouts: Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 at Riverside Ice Town at 10540 Magnolia Ave in Riverside.

More from the official press release:

Tryout spots are limited to 6 goaltenders with a total of 40 participants, and players must be at least 18 years old. Registration is $75 and includes two on-ice practice sessions and a practice jersey. Registration will begin Saturday at 10 a.m., with the on-ice session running from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday check-in will begin at 11 a.m., with the on-ice session running from 11:55 a.m. and concluding at 1:55 p.m. All practice sessions are open to the public for viewing. Tryouts are on a first-come first-serve basis.

The open tryout camp offers players the opportunity to show the Reign coaching staff their skills for a chance at receiving an invitation to the 2009-10 Ontario Reign training camp.

To register for the Reign Free Agent Camp contact Lauren Gesselman in the Reign front office at (909) 941-PUCK (7825).