When Devin Setoguchi stepped outside of Citizens Business Bank Arena on Wednesday after the Ontario Reigns morning skate, he hardly needed his neon green performance outerwear. It reached 80 degrees in Southern Californias Inland Empire on the mid-November morning that the 25-year old prepared to play in his third game alongside his new ECHL teammates, an 8-1 win over the San Francisco Bulls.
As a Taber, Alta. native currently under contract to the Minnesota Wild, forgive Setoguchi if the California sunshine has clouded his travel preferences.
We were on the roadtrip the other night to San Fran a seven-hour bus ride, the four-year NHL veteran said. It was nice to be back, actually, on the bus and reminisce with good old stories passed back and forth. That was kind of fun.
Hes referring to the familiarity of the players that comprise Ontarios roster, and of the collective experiences they shared of playing junior hockey with and against each other in the Western Hockey League. Th...