ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign announced a new affiliation with the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps for the 2013-14 season.
“We’re very excited about adding the Winnipeg Jets organization as a Reign affiliate and believe it will help to further solidify us as a top contender for the Kelly Cup,” said Reign president, Justin Kemp.
As part of Ontario’s affiliation agreement, the Reign will have the opportunity to send and receive players through the Jets system.
“They carry a deep roster of young talent that will be given a great opportunity to develop in a competitive and professional environment here in Ontario,” Kemp said.
“We are pleased to embark on our new partnership with the Ontario Reign,” said Craig Heisinger, Senior Vice President & Director of Hockey Operations/Assistant General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets.
“Ontario is an organization that shares our level of commitment to success and we look forward to working together to provide our players opportunities to further develop themselves on and off the ice,” Heisinger said.