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 goaltender Connor Knapp has been loaned by the Phantoms to the Royals. Reading also released goaltender Matt DiGirolamo.
Knapp was recalled from the Royals by the Phantoms on Saturday. In his first call-up to the AHL this season, he served as Lehigh Valley’s back-up goaltender in the Phantoms’ 3-2 shootout win over the Norfolk Admirals that night. Knapp, a third year pro from Rochester, New York, has appeared in fourteen games with the Royals this season compiling a record of 7-5-0-0 with a 3.32 goals against average and a .893 save percentage. DiGirolamo was signed by the Royals on Saturday and served as Reading’s back-up goaltender in the team’s 4-3 win over the Elmira Jackals that night.
NEXT UP FOR THE ROYALS
Reading Royals v Elmira Jackals
@ Santander Arena – Reading, PA
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (5:30 pm)
NEXT UP: The Royals will finish a stretch of three straight against the Elmira Jackals on New Year’s Eve (Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 5:30) at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. That night fans can take advantage of the Steak-umm Burger Meal and Ticket Deal, where $25.00 gets you a Purple Zone Ticket, a Steak-umm Burger, Fries and a Large Soda. Season Ticket Holders can also purchase one ticket for the New Year’s Eve game and get one ticket free. Please note that Wednesday’s game day broadcast can be heard live on CBS SportsRadio 1240 am and 98.5 in Reading, Pennsylvania, starting with the pre-game warm-up show presented by Highmark Blue Shield at 5:00 pm. Streaming audio is available free of charge on the Royals’ website (follow the ‘headset’ icon); and streaming video is available on a pay-per-view basis through ECHL.TV. For more information about the Royals, call 610-898-7825 or log onto www.royalshockey.com.
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