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Goaltender Brandon Anderson Reassigned to Hershey

Sunday, February 24th
Goaltender Brandon Anderson Reassigned to Hershey

Reading Signs Veteran Goaltender Frederic Cassivi

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 goaltender Brandon Anderson has been recalled by Washington and reassigned to Hershey. In a separate transaction, the Royals signed goaltender Frederic Cassivi to an ECHL contract. This marks the second time that Anderson, a first year pro from Langley, British Columbia, has been recalled from Reading and assigned to Hershey; however, he has yet to appear in an AHL game. In fifteen appearances with the Royals this season, Anderson has compiled a record of 8-6-0-1 with a 3.05 goals against average and an .880 save percentage with two shutouts. Cassivi (6’4/229) (37), who was born in Sorel, Quebec, but currently resides in central Pennsylvania, has never appeared in an ECHL game. In a storied pro career that spanned fifteen seasons, he played over 650 pro games, primarily in the AHL, spending six seasons in Hershey. In 2005-06, Cassivi played sixty-one regular season games with the Bears—followed by twenty-one post-season contests, which ended with Hershey capturing the Calder Cup Championship and Cassivi receiving the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the AHL playoff’s most valuable player. The following season, Cassivi, who was a ninth round pick of the Ottawa Senators in 1994, led the Bears back to the Calder Cup championship finals where they were defeated by the Carey Price-led Hamilton Bulldogs. During his career, Cassivi has racked up 232 career AHL wins, which is fifth all-time in the league. His twenty-four career AHL shutouts is tied for eighth all-time. Cassivi, who appeared in thirteen NHL games with the Atlanta Thrashers and Washington Capitals, last played pro in 2009-10 when he logged fifty-one games with Vienna Capitals in Austria. The Royals return to action this afternoon (Sunday, February 24 @ 4:05 pm) against the Trenton Titans at Sovereign Center in Reading, PA. The first 1000 kids (14 years of age and younger) get a Royals school notebook courtesy of Berks Schuylkill Oil Heat Association; and there will be a post-game autograph session with the entire team to fill that notebook full of signatures. As with every Sunday game, tomorrow is a Berks Packing Dollar Day with $1.00 hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and soda. The Game Day Broadcast this afternoon kicks off at 3:35 pm on CBS Sports 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