About Us

Ryan Sikes – Twitter @ryan_sikes10

Despite living in the Chicago suburbs, Ryan watches and writes about the LA Kings while balancing a work-life, a wife, and three kids. Originally a contributor at Fansided’s LA Sports Hub covering the Kings, Ryan took over as Site Editor of Rink Royalty in summer 2020. He enjoys diving into hockey analytics and incorporating player/coach quotes into his articles.

Russell Morgan – Twitter @NHLRussell

Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Russell Morgan has been an avid follower of the Los Angeles Kings and NHL his entire life. Russell started as a contributor for the Fansided website RinkRoyalty.com in 2020 helping to grow the site and its following before moving over to Hockey Royalty. His love for the sport of hockey and progressive view on analytics is displayed in his articles. You can find Russell playing hockey at rinks all across the Southland as well as enjoying a game of golf and other outdoor activities.

Scott Kinville – Twitter @ScottKinville13

Scott is 47 years old lives in upstate New York with his wife and children. Scott got into hockey at a very early age, idolizing Wayne Gretzky since his time with the Edmonton Oilers. When the Great One was traded to the LA Kings in 1988, Scott’s hockey allegiance went to LA as well, and it has been there ever since. Scott’s full-time job is that of a firefighter/paramedic, which he has been doing for about 13 years. He still plays beer league ice hockey, is President of the Mohawk Valley Hockey Club (dek hockey), is the cohost of the Hockey Royalty Podcast, runs http://www.martysillegalstick.com, and is the host of Marty’s Illegal Stick Hockey Podcast. When Scott isn’t either working, playing hockey, or writing about hockey, he likes to spend time at his camp with his family or have a cold one with friends.

Ryan Cowley – Twitter @ryanwritesgood

Ryan Cowley has been a hockey writer for over a decade, covering the LA Kings for multiple platforms. He has covered such events as the Stanley Cup Final and the Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend and has interviewed hundreds of hockey figures. Ryan is also a person who stutters, speaking about his journey as a sportswriter with the stuttering community.

Jack Weber – @Jackweber_

Despite having lived his whole life in Toronto, Jack has been a Kings fan ever since watching players like Luc Robitaille and Rob Blake as a kid. He graduated from College of Sports Media in Toronto and has interned at Sirius XM NHL Network Radio and The Hockey News. He first started writing about the Kings in high school for a website that was called TheHockeyHouse.net, where he covered the team during their 2011-12 Stanley Cup championship season. He joined Fansided as a contributor for Rink Royalty in 2020 before moving over to Hockey Royalty when it launched in July 2021.

Luke Platt – Twitter @LSportstake

Luke is an avid sports enthusiast. He has also been a huge fan of the Kings (and the sport of hockey) his entire life. He started with Rink Royalty earlier this year before beginning with Hockey Royalty. Currently, Luke is a junior in college and is pursuing his degree in Journalism with a concentration in sports media. His hobbies, outside of hockey, include playing pick-up basketball and reading.

Joe Patarino – Twitter @JWPatarino

Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Joe has been a lifelong Kings and hockey fan. His experiences in hockey include playing, officiating, writing, broadcasting and currently coaching. He has an analytical approach to the game but because of his experiences in every facet of the sport, has an appreciation for the old school as well. Joe still lives in Rochester with his wife and two young boys. When not watching hockey, Joe will probably be watching and tweeting about the Yankees, Everton and Napoli.

Sarah Avampato – Twitter @WriteSaidSarah

Sarah Avampato has been writing about hockey since 2014 and has been covering the Los Angeles Kings and Ontario Reign since 2016. She previously served as managing editor for SBNation’s Jewels from the Crown, and is currently the host of Locked on Los Angeles Kings, a daily podcast. She has been credentialed at the NHL and AHL level, as well as through USA Hockey for international play. You can follow Locked On Kings on Twitter at @LockedOnLAKings, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Randon McMahon – Twitter @RandoCommando24

Born in California, Randon has lived in Dallas for the last 6 years. After playing multiple sports his whole life, he got his love for hockey cheering on Team USA in the epic Gold Medal Final of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Instantly attracted to Dustin Brown’s snipe a top shelf, lay you out style of play, the LA Kings were the team for him. Being an avid sports fan, Randon spends countless hours researching things just for the fun of it, but thought it was time to take that knowledge to the mic. When he is not watching sports he is chatting it up at a good local brewery, having a cigar, or attending a rock concert.

Pavel Maliougine – Twitter @pavelrusm

Pavel is a Vancouver-based writer and studies analytics and coding in his free time. Pavel plans on going into a sports management university soon. The Russian writer began writing at a young age, and has made it a large part of his life ever since. He looks to bring you insightful views and coverage of the LA Kings.


Panagiotis Mavridis – Twitter @MavridisNHL

Born in Greece and raised in Canada, Panagiotis is working towards making his way to California to cover the Los Angeles Kings full-time. He also works at SB Nation covering the San Jose Sharks, and his past work can be found at The Hockey Writers, Last Word on Sports, and League Alerts. He is the founder of the PuckEmpire brand on Instagram.