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David Vallorani Named to ECHL All-Rookie Team

Wednesday, March 27th
David Vallorani Named to ECHL All-Rookie Team

First Year Pro Becomes Only Second Royal to Win a Post-Season League Award in Twelve Year History of Team

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 forward David Vallorani has been named to the 2012-13 ECHL All-Rookie Team. Vallorani, who is celebrating his twenty-fourth birthday today, is second amongst first year pros in the league with fifty-eight points (17g-41a) in sixty-six games with the Royals. His forty-one assists leads all first year pros in the league. Fifteen of his forty-one helpers have come on the power play, which places him second amongst rookies in the ECHL in that category. With two more regular season games to go, Vallorani, who hails from Hamilton, Ontario, has played to a plus-18 (+18), which is second best amongst active players on the Royals’ roster. The UMass-Lowell alum, who has sixteen multi-point games this year, is the second Royal in the twelve year history of the team to receive a post-season league award, joining defenseman T.J. Kemp who was selected to the 2005-06 All-Rookie Team. The Members of the 2012-13 ECHL All-Rookie Team were announced by the league as follows: G – Ryan Zapolski, South Carolina Stingrays (39 gp, 26-11-2, 1.66 GAA, .942 save pct.)D – Cameron Burt, Ontario Reign (58 gp, 1g, 35a, 36 pts., +19)D – Sacha Guimond, Gwinnett Gladiators (57 gp, 12g, 35a, 47 pts., -4)F – Mario Lamoureux, Ontario Reign (69 gp, 25g, 38a, 63 pts., +30)F – David Pacan, Cincinnati Cyclones (57 gp, 14g, 38a, 52 pts., +10)F – David Vallorani, Reading Royals (66 gp, 17g, 41a, 58 pts., +18) The Royals return home for the final two games of the regular season starting tomorrow (Thursday, March 28 @ 7:05 pm) against the Trenton Titans at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA. That night, which is Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest Music Education Night, the first 5000 fans will get a team poster courtesy of Reading Eagle, which fans can get signed in a post-game autograph session. The game day broadcast on Thursday will kick off on CBS Sports Radio 1240 am and 98.5 fm at 6:35 pm with the Pre-Game Warm-Up Show presented by Steve Moyer Subaru. Royals Kelly Cup Playoff tickets are now on sale. The Eastern Conference Quarterfinals are scheduled to start at Sovereign Center in Reading, PA, on Friday, April 5 (7:05 pm), and Saturday, April 6 (7:05 pm). More information is 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.