Nov 13, 2018

ONTARIO, CA – The Los Angeles Kings, NHL affiliate of the Ontario Reign, have reassigned goaltender Cole Kehler to Ontario from the ECHL’s Manchester Monarchs. Additionally, Ontario has signed forward Sam Kurker to a professional try out (PTO).

The 20-year-old Kehler (born Dec. 17, 1997) is a 6-4, 205-pound native of Altona, MAN. Kehler, made his professional debut with Manchester on October 24, stopping 28 of 31 shots in a loss to Maine. Kehler previously appeared in 141 games in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks and Kamloops Blazers over the past four seasons, posting a 66-51-9 record, a .899 save percentage and a 3.31 goals against average.

The 24-year-old Kurker (born April 8, 1994) is a 6-2, 203-pound native of Boston, Massachusetts. Kurker has collected seven points (3-4-7) from 32 career AHL games with Albany, Cleveland and Springfield, in addition to 37 points (15-22-37) from 47 ECHL games played for Manchester.

The Ontario Reign are in the midst of their 2018-19 season, their fourth as members of the American Hockey League. For more information regarding upcoming home games, promotions and ticket offers, visit, and to secure your seats with a Reign ticket plan, call 909.941.7825 or visit


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