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Defenseman Maxim Lamarche Assigned to Reading

Monday, January 5th
Defenseman Maxim Lamarche Assigned to Reading

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 defenseman Maxim Lamarche have been assigned by the Flyers from the Phantoms to the Royals. In separate transactions also announced today, the Royals (i) activated goaltender Joe Howe from the ECHL Reserve and loaned him to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL; and (ii) placed forward Andrew Johnston on ECHL Reserve.

Lamarche, a second year pro from Laval, Quebec, was recalled to Lehigh Valley last Thursday. He did not appear in either game played by the Phantoms this past weekend against the Norfolk Admirals. In twenty-five games with Reading, Lamarche has seven points (1g-6a) and thirteen penalty minutes. He leads all defensemen on the team in plus-minus at plus-10 (+10). In three games with the Phantoms, Lamarche has one point (0g-1a) and two penalty minutes. Howe, a second year pro from Plymouth, Minnesota, has appeared in one game for the Royals. He made 25 saves in the Royals’ 4-3 win over the Elmira Jackals on December 27. Overall this season, including his time with the Utah Grizzlies, Howe has compiled a record of 4-3-0-2 with a 3.57 goals against average and a .887 save percentage.


Reading Royals v Wheeling Nailers

@ Santander Arena – Reading, PA

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (7:30 pm Eastern Time)

NEXT UP: The Royals return to Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday (January 7 @ 7:30 pm) to face the Wheeling Nailers in one of only four home games for the Royals during the month of January. That night, fans can take advantage of the Steak-umm Burger Meal and Ticket Deal in which $25.00 not only gets you a purple zone ticket to the game, but also a Steak-umm Burger, fries and a large soda. There will also be beer specials during Wednesday’s game. The game night broadcast for Wednesday’s matchup with the Nailers 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 7:00 pm Eastern Time. 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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