Sizzling Reign Right In
The Thick Of It

By J.P. Hoornstra
Staff Writer
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

There’s one in every sport: That team you don’t want to face in the playoffs.

With six games left in the season, the Reign have not clinched a playoff berth but neither have any of the seven National Conference teams still battling for six remaining playoff spots.

The Reign are in the thick of it thanks to something they didn’t have at the end of last season: An 11-2-0-3 run that’s turned them into “that team.”

“We’re one of the hottest teams in the ECHL right now,” defenseman Andrew Martens said. “When we had 22 games remaining, it was a 22-game season, that’s how we had to look at it. We push, push, push and hopefully we get in.”

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