Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League, today announced that forward Matt Hatch has been recalled to the Phantoms. Hatch has played one game for Reading and picked up a pair of penalty minutes. In separate transactions, the Royals activated defenseman Adam Comrie from the ECHL Reserve List and placed defenseman Mike Marcou on the ECHL Reserve List.
The home portion of the Royals’ schedule kicks off tonight (Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 7:05 pm) against the Elmira Jackals at Santander Arena in Reading. The Royals invite everyone in the Greater Reading Region and beyond to join us as we set sail on the Royals’ Fourteenth Year of Fun with the A Simply Smashing Royal Experience Block Party on Penn Street. The excitement kicked off directly in front of Santander Arena (700 Penn Street, Reading, PA) at 4:00 pm and will continue up until around 6:30 pm.
This year’s Simply Smashing Block Party will provide a heaping helping of a grand Royal Experience for everyone in the family, offering a number of participatory games (including a 30 foot inflatable and corn-hole competitions), a performance by a magician, and—this is where you can flex those biceps—a season-opening ‘Smash-a-Car’ courtesy of V&M Towing for your sledge-hammer swinging pleasure. Penn Street will be rocking with music courtesy of the WIOV van, and to keep your energy at maximum output for the long-haul, there will be great food available for purchase from Muddy’s Smokehouse BBQ and Chapman’s Deli Sandwiches, as well as other refreshments, including non-alcoholic beverages.
The Simply Smashing Royal Experience Block Party on Penn Street will include appearances by all of your Royal favorites including Slapshot and Tiara, as well as Flyer legend Brian Propp. Fans will also have an opportunity to get a free smile from the brand new ice and promotional team, The Royal Ladies, who will be making their debut appearance for the 2014-15 season. The Royals also expect the renovation and expansion project of the team’s merchandise outlet, the Lion’s Den, to be completed by the home opener, so everyone can get properly geared up—and fired up—for the home opener against the Jackals.
Call 610-898-7825 for more information or log onto www.royalshockey.com.
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