Nov 18, 2019

ONTARIO, CA – The Los Angeles Kings, NHL affiliate of the Ontario Reign, have reassigned Matthew Villalta from the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets to Ontario and goaltender Cole Kehler from Ontario to Fort Wayne.  


The 20-year-old Villalta (born June 3, 1999) has posted a 4-3-1 record, a.864 save percentage and a 3.85 goals against average in eight appearances with Fort Wayne. The Kingston, ONT native previously made his professional debut with Ontario on October 12 against Tucson, in relief of Cal Petersen.


The 21-year-old Kehler (born December 17, 1997), made his AHL debut with the Reign on Friday evening, as he made six saves on six shots against San Diego. Kehler has appeared in three games this season with Fort Wayne, posting a 2-1-0 record, a 3.37 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.


The Ontario Reign are underway in the 2019-20 season, their fifth as members of the American Hockey League. For more information on the upcoming season, as well as the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Ontario, visit, and to secure your seats with a Reign ticket plan, call 909.941.7825.

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