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Patrick Wellar Returned to Reading

Friday, December 14th
Patrick Wellar Returned to Reading

Defenseman Picked Up Fourteen Penalty Minutes in Three Games with Hershey in Most Recent AHL Stint

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, today announced that the Bears have returned defenseman Patrick Wellar on loan to Reading. In a separate transaction also announced today, the Royals placed defenseman Edwin Shea on the team’s Reserve List. A ninth year pro from Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Wellar was returned to Hershey from Reading last Friday (December 7). He played three games with the Bears in his most recent AHL stint. Wellar, who also played in the Bears home opener on October 20, has twenty-one penalty minutes in four games with Hershey this season. He has recorded five points (1g-4a) and twenty-five penalty minutes in eighteen games with the Royals. Shea was signed by the Royals on Wednesday. He has yet to appear in a game with Reading this season. The Royals are back in action at the Sovereign Center tonight (Friday, December 14 @ 7:05 pm) when the Fort Wayne Komets make their first visit ever to Reading. All fans 21 years of age and older will have a chance to win a trip to Orlando, Florida courtesy of Boscov’s Travel and Apple Vacations. Also, on Friday night thanks to Xfinitity, the world famous ZOOPERSTARS will appear at the Sovereign Center to whip the crowd into a frenzy! The Game Night Broadcast kicks off at 6:35 pm on ESPN Radio (1240 am and 98.5 fm). Royals multi-game flex plans for the 2012-13 season presented by Steve Moyer Subaru are available at 610-898-7825 and through the Royals website: www.royalshockey.com. Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at Reading Royals and "Follow" us on Twitter @RRoyalshockey for the latest team information.