Well that didn’t take long.
One day before the Reign’s third game of the season, they lost a goaltender to the American Hockey League. The Manchester Monarchs, the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate, recalled Martin Jones in advance of a three-games-in-three-nights weekend series.
Wasting no time finding a reinforcement, the Reign acquired goaltender Beau Erickson from the South Carolina Stingrays on Thursday. The 24-year-old has played 29 ECHL games, and another in the AHL, over the last two seasons.
On the surface it seems like Jones will only be in Manchester this weekend, but that won’t be known for certain until Monday.
Erickson was deemed the odd man out on a Stingrays squad that had three goalies and was set to open its season tonight.
More about the upcoming game in Stockton, and Karl Taylor’s thoughts on using his goalies, in tomorrow’s editions of the Sun and Daily Bulletin.