Reign announce open free agent tryouts.

The Reign are opening their doors to prospective training camp invitees for the fourth straight year at their open free-agent tryout Sept. 23 and 24 at Ice Town in Riverside.

From the official release:

The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, will hold open tryouts on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24.

Tryout attendees will have an opportunity to display their skills as the Reign search for players to invite to the 2011 Ontario Reign training camp which will run for two weeks. The coaching staff will direct the tryouts on both days.

Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $150 per player and includes two games, two practices, off-ice coaching sessions and a jersey. Player transportation to and from tryouts, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the attending player.

All players must be 18 years of age or older and cannot be under contract with any other professional team or league at the “AA” level or higher (NHL, AHL, ECHL or Central Hockey League). Participating players are required to bring full equipment (including half-visor/shield for skaters and mask for goaltenders).

Players participating in the Free Agent Tryout Camp are eligible for a discounted hotel rate of $65 per night at the Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel in Ontario, California. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 325-3535 or locally at (909) 937-8000 and mention the group rate code “Reign Free Agent Camp”. Reservations MUST be made by Friday, September 16, 2011.

To register for the Reign 2011-12 Free Agent Tryout Camp, please contact Ana Martinez by Friday, September 16, 2011 in the Reign front office at (909) 941-7825 or email her at To download the registration form click here.

Tryouts will be held at Ice Town in Riverside, California (Rink A) on Friday, September 23 from 6:25 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. and Saturday September 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to sign-up early to secure a spot. All sessions are open for public viewing.

Ice Town is located at 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California. For directions visit

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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.