November 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Slusarski, Ontario Reign PR Intern
Phone: (909) 941-7825
Darcy Kuemper Recalled by Minnesota Wild
May Suit Up Against Ducks Tonight
Ontario, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, announced that rookie goaltender Darcy Kuemper has been recalled by the Minnesota Wild and may be in uniform tonight when the Wild face the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. Kuemper was selected by Minnesota in the sixth round, number 161 overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft.
Kuemper, 21, has a 4-0-0 record this season with the Reign and a 6-1-0 mark in eight professional appearances. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native is second in the ECHL with a 1.47 goals-against average and ranks third in save percentage (.941).
The 6-foot-4 netminder stopped nine of eleven Stockton shootout attempts to win his Reign debut, 3-2. He allowed only one goal in each of his last two starts.
Last season, Kuemper led all WHL goaltenders in wins (45), goals-against average (1.86), and save percentage (.933) with the Red Deer Rebels. His 13 shutouts tied the WHL record. At the CHL's 2010-11 Awards Banquet, Kuemper took home the PertPLUS Goaltender of the Year Award.
The Reign's next home game is this Wednesdesday, November 16 and is our first "$5 Ticket Oporto Fresh-Grilled Chicken Wednesday." Go to any Oporto Fresh-Grilled Chicken Burgers location (Ontario & Rancho Cucamonga) and pick up your ticket $5 vouchers (Limit 4 vouchers per person).
Call us today to secure the best seats in the arena, as you won’t want to miss a minute of the action! Call (909) 941-PUCK (7825) or visit us on the web at www.ontarioreign.com.