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According to German media outlet Eishockey News, Ontario Reign head coach Marco Sturm is on the verge of signing a multi-year extension to coach the LA Kings AHL farm team.

“My contract runs out on July 1st, but the organization definitely wants to continue for a few years,” said Sturm when speaking with Michael Bauer of Eishockey News on May 2.

“I hope that we will reach an agreement in the near future and I am looking forward to further cooperation with the Reign and Kings organization.” Sturm noted that the exact length of the extension is still “unclear” but that it will be for several years.

Sturm also mentioned the many challenges that come with coaching in the AHL. “The biggest challenge is that you almost never have the same squad here. Unfortunately, the best players often go to the NHL or they come back and when they come back they are devastated and sad to be back in the AHL. For me as a coach, it’s a challenge, not just in terms of sport but also mentally. I have to rebuild them on and off the ice. And then there are the other players that you have to develop.”

Sturm, the former LA Kings assistant ended his first year as the Ontario Reign head coach finishing with a 34-32-5-1 record. The Reign were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Colorado Eagles.

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3 thoughts on “LA Kings: Marco Sturm on verge of an extension to coach Reign

  1. This guy couldn’t coach his way out of a wet paper bag! He doesn’t know how to motivate the players and the defense is one of the worst in the AHL!!

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