USPHL Reign veteran Ethan Partaker commits to Lawrence Technological University

by Tomas Kapusta

Congratulations to USPHL Reign veteran Ethan Partaker who has recently committed to Lawrence Technological University for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.

Ethan joined the USPHL Reign at the beginning of the team's inaugural season and would go on to establish himself as a cornerstone of the operation both on and off the ice. “Party” competed in over 70 games, scoring 6 goals, 5 assists, and 140 minutes in the sin bin.

A native of Okotoks, Alberta, Partaker's impact on the Reign extended far beyond his on-ice contributions. His teammates admired him for being a “glue guy” in the locker room, often serving as the cohesive force that kept things together during challenging times. Ethan's work ethic was second to none, and he led by example, inspiring his teammates to strive for excellence. Despite facing adversity throughout his tenure with the Reign, Ethan never complained and always found a way to persevere. His positive attitude and unwavering determination will undoubtedly serve him well as he embarks on this new chapter in his hockey career with Lawrence Technological University. The Ontario Jr Reign organization is proud to have had Ethan as a part of their program and wishes him continued success.

Head Coach and General Manager Jeremy Blumes “The early stages of this team were not easy and Ethan was a key leader in the positive direction our team has taken. Humble, well-spoken, hard-working - it has truly been a pleasure coaching this fine young man the past two years and we are going to miss him, however, we are proud to have been a part of his development and wish him all the best pursuing his academic and hockey goals” 

The Ontario Jr Reign organization would like to congratulate Ethan and his family on this accomplishment and wish him all the best on and off the ice next season with Lawrence Technological University.

Board the Reign Train! August 11-13 Prep Camp taking place at Ontario Center Ice Arena. Get Ready for the 2023-24 season with the Reign Staff and our Combine partners!

Partners include: Northern Alberta Extreme - CSSHL, Coeur d'Alene Hockey Academy - CSSHL, Jr Reign 18U AAA - NAPHL 18U, Arizona State University and San Diego State University - ACHA

8 current members of the 22-23 Reign roster participated in previous combines including Adam Layden signed to play with the Notre Dame Hounds in the SJHL.

The weekend will consist of demanding practices, dryland, and games that will be officiated by referees and made available on video. Players will receive an exit interview with quantifiable feedback. Nutritious snacks and drinks are available as well.