G Dekanich returned on loan to Reading, de Haas earns recall

de Haas has professional-best night Saturday and recalled to Lehigh Valley

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud affiliates of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced a pair of roster moves Monday; Reading has received goaltender Mark Dekanich on loan from Lehigh Valley and D James de Haas has been recalled by Lehigh Valley.

Reading received de Haas on Sat., Nov. 11 and he recorded a professional-best four points (4a) that night to help the Royals blast Jacksonville, 5-1. The rookie is tied for a team-best seven assists. de Haas has played three games with Lehigh Valley and is seeking his first AHL point.

Dekanich spent three days in Lehigh Valley; he was recalled on loan Friday. This season, he is 3-2-0-0 with a 2.80 goals against average and .898 save percentage. He topped Reading with 21 wins last season.

The Royals are on the road for the next three games, starting Wed., Nov. 15 at Manchester for a 10:00 a.m. start time. Reading plays Brampton Friday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Watch the games on BCTV and listen on Rumba 1340 via iHeartRadio.

Watch the Royals on Tues., Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. against Adirondack and meet the players after the game with special postgame autographs, brought to you by Rieck’s Printing. Tickets are available here.

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About the Royals
The Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are in their 17th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in eight straight seasons and are four-time division champions.

 

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Broadcast Coverage

All Royals game can be heard on Rumba 1340 AM and the iHeartRadio app by searching “Rumba 1340”. The pregame show starts 15 minutes before puck drop. Watch Royals games on ECHL.tv. Reading away games are shown locally on BCTV.