Kings' Throwback Reigns

Following in the footsteps of the previous post, there's another minor league jersey worth mentioning from a couple of weeks ago.

The Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate to the Los Angeles Kings, wore a special, one-time throwback jersey as a tribute to the big club. It was a replica of the black Kings jersey which debuted to Californians along with the arrival of Wayne Gretzky in 1988.

Reign throwback nightThe primary Kings logo from that era has been modified into a Reign logo. But at a glance, it looks exactly like what the Great One wore after the big trade.

The Reign's current secondary logo was converted to silver and black and placed on the shoulders. It really is quite a jersey. And I couldn't wait to see what it looked like on the ice.

Lucky for us, this sweater was worn on December 18 when the Reign faced the Las Vegas Wranglers. (They even won in a shootout.) So there are a few pictures available — albeit low quality from the team's web site.

Shawn Germain #5 in action in the L.A. throwback Goalie Curtis Darling #29 wearing the specialty sweater